Vital Football

Latest Swindon Town News

Crystal Palace 2 Swindon 1

Crystal Palace
2 - 1
Swindon Town

Selhurst Park, London

Saturda 6 January 2007

Attendance: 10,238 (2,488 Swindon Fans)

Referee:

Swindon Town put on a gutsy display this afternoon at Selhurst Park but bow out gracefully of the FA Cup after losing 2-1 to Championship side Crystal Palace.

There was an atmosphere in the air prior to the match. At 12 o'clock the Whetherspoons pub across from Thornton Heath rail station was full of Swindon Town fans singing and cheering their team on 3 hours prior to kick off.

Played under very wet and windy conditions, Crystal Palace got off to the best possible start when Shefki Kuqi scored a header from Stuart Green's corner to silence the very large and very vocal Swindon Town support.

The fans did not allow this to dis-hearten them, after a couple of minutes of reflection the Town fans were in full voice again and had several chances to equalise with Sofienne Zaaboub and Ricky Shakes both breaking away but not being able to finish.

The first half ended 1-0 to the home side.

Both teams came back on the 2nd half and played back and forward down the pitch as both teams looked for a goal. Town needed the equaliser to get them back into the game, whilst Palace could look to have a bit of breathing space.

Palace would respond first with Jobi McAnuff scoring a fantastic goal from 20 yards to give the home side a 2-0 lead.

The Town fans then roared their team off, much to the annoyance of the home fans who were chanting "Why are you still here" to the over 2,000 Swindon Fans.

On the 85th minute a lifeline for Swindon Town. Jerel Ifil scores for Swindon sending the Travelling army into raptures. The goal had been coming all game and Town were very unlucky not to have scored sooner.

The fans got behind the side and Swindon looked to have brought the game to 2-2 towards the end of the 90 minutes when a ball was knocked about in the box, however no Swindon player was able to get onto the end of it and tap it in.

The 4th official indicated 4 minutes of added time to which Swindon had several corners to force a replay but it wasn't to be, Palace would hold on to advance to the 4th round of the FA Cup.

Swindon Town got a huge ovation from the large away support as they left the pitch, they had given it all and certainly did not look like a team 2 divisions lower than Crystal Palace.

Star Player

The Whole Team - Swindon Town did not look like a team that was 2 divisions below Palace.


Writer:Moonraker1969
Date:Saturday January 6 2007
Time: 10:22PM

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Brook Not on the Slide

Comments

0
we were unlucky, if we had madde more out of our chances we would have won. at least we can concentrate on the league now
red_gilly
07/01/2007 14:28:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Swindon
Write For Vital Swindon
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Where do you think Swindon Town will finish in 2016/17?
Suggested By:
Champions5%
Playoffs16%
Mid Table28%
Relegated50%
Don't Know1%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Sheff Utd 46 30 10 6 100 45
P Bolton 46 25 11 10 86 32
3 Scunthorpe 46 24 10 12 82 26
4 Fleetwood 46 23 13 10 82 21
5 Bradford 46 20 19 7 79 19
6 Millwall 46 20 13 13 73 9
7 Southend 46 20 12 14 72 17
8 Oxford 46 20 9 17 69 13
9 Rochdale 46 19 12 15 69 9
10 Bristol Rovers 46 18 12 16 66 -2
11 Peterborough 46 17 11 18 62 0
12 MK Dons 46 16 13 17 61 2
13 Charlton 46 14 18 14 60 7
14 Walsall 46 14 16 16 58 -7
15 Wimbledon 46 13 18 15 57 -3
16 Northampton 46 14 11 21 53 -13
17 Oldham 46 12 17 17 53 -13
18 Shrewsbury 46 13 12 21 51 -17
19 Bury 46 13 11 22 50 -12
20 Gillingham 46 12 14 20 50 -20
R Port Vale 46 12 13 21 49 -25
R Swindon 46 11 11 24 44 -22
R Coventry 46 9 12 25 39 -31
R Chesterfield 46 9 10 27 37 -35
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Swindon Town Results (view all)

Swindon Town Fixtures (view all)

The Vital Football Members League