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Yeovil Town 1-1 Swindon Town

Swindon Town lost ground at the top of League One despite coming from behind to draw at Yeovil Town.

James Hayter gave the hosts an interval lead with a composed finish, but could later have been sent off after tussling with Yaser Kasim after being booked for a challenge on the Swindon midfielder.

However, Swindon's Andy Williams curled in a leveller against his former club.

And Swindon held on after captain Nathan Thompson was shown a second yellow card with 12 minutes to play.

Yeovil manager Gary Johnson told BBC Somerset:

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Gary Johnson: Yeovil Town manager on Swindon draw

"We certainly got what we were looking for, a first half especially full of competitiveness and will to win, and that's the least that we had to show.

"Second half they went a little bit quicker forward and we couldn't quite shut them down as much, and I would have liked us to have been a little more assured on the ball.

"We've brought in an organiser at the back, and although he's only young Ryan Inniss, he says it in a way that people listen.

"It was very important that our back four played how we wanted them to play, but of course we're disappointed drawing one all from being 1-0 up."

Swindon Town manager Mark Cooper told BBC Wiltshire:

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Mark Cooper: Swindon manager on draw with Yeovil

"First half, we weren't fluent like we usually are.

"Full credit to Yeovil, they've watched us play and tried to stop us playing, but we have to try and be better than that when teams do that to us.

"Second half, I felt we were outstanding and dominated the game. We could have won the game.

"We're a little frustrated we've not won with 10 men."

Line-ups

Yeovil

  • 12Krysiak
  • 16Ralph
  • 20NugentBooked at 74mins
  • 24Inniss
  • 19Davis
  • 17Grant
  • 23Gillett
  • 4Edwards
  • 15Ofori-Twumasi
  • 9HayterBooked at 23minsSubstituted forDawsonat 75'minutes
  • 25Hiwula-Mayifuila

Substitutes

  • 1Weale
  • 2Moloney
  • 3Smith
  • 5Martin
  • 7Dawson
  • 8Berrett
  • 11Foley

Swindon

  • 1Foderingham
  • 2ThompsonBooked at 79mins
  • 5Stephens
  • 6Turnbull
  • 3Byrne
  • 4Luongo
  • 8Kasim
  • 19ThompsonBooked at 89mins
  • 12BellSubstituted forGladwinat 61'minutes
  • 9Smith
  • 20ObikaSubstituted forWilliamsat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Gladwin
  • 10Williams
  • 14Reeves
  • 16Waldon
  • 23Barthram
  • 25Belford
  • 26Rodgers
Referee:
Scott Mathieson
Attendance:
5,679

Match Stats

Home TeamYeovilAway TeamSwindon
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home8
Away10
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away1
Fouls
Home19
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Yeovil Town 1, Swindon Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Yeovil Town 1, Swindon Town 1.

Jack Stephens (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ben Nugent (Yeovil Town).

Foul by Michael Smith (Swindon Town).

Ryan Inniss (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Louis Thompson (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Simon Gillett (Yeovil Town).

Attempt saved. Michael Smith (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Louis Thompson (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Louis Thompson (Swindon Town).

Nathan Ralph (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Liam Davis (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt saved. Nathan Byrne (Swindon Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Jack Stephens.

Attempt saved. Nathan Byrne (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Liam Davis (Yeovil Town).

Louis Thompson (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Yaser Kasim.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Nathan Thompson (Swindon Town).

Foul by Nathan Thompson (Swindon Town).

Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Yeovil Town. Kevin Dawson replaces James Hayter.

Attempt missed. Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.

Booking

Ben Nugent (Yeovil Town) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Ben Nugent (Yeovil Town).

Andy Williams (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Joel Grant (Yeovil Town).

Nathan Thompson (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Yeovil Town 1, Swindon Town 1. Andy Williams (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Jack Stephens.

Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jordan Turnbull (Swindon Town).

Attempt missed. Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila (Yeovil Town).

Jack Stephens (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joe Edwards (Yeovil Town).

Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Ryan Inniss (Yeovil Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Wes Foderingham.

Attempt saved. James Hayter (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City1394028131531
2Peterborough138232213926
3Swindon1164123121122
4Preston1164122111122
5MK Dons1162325141120
6Notts County125521710720
7Sheff Utd126241918120
8Chesterfield125432218419
9Fleetwood135441411319
10Oldham134721715219
11Bradford135351616018
12Rochdale125252013717
13Barnsley124351819-115
14Doncaster114251218-614
15Crawley134271223-1114
16Colchester133461719-213
17Coventry133461419-513
18Gillingham133461319-613
19Yeovil133461221-913
20Leyton Orient122641315-212
21Walsall132651114-312
22Port Vale133371521-612
23Scunthorpe133281526-1111
24Crewe133191130-1910
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