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Swindon Town 0-1 Doncaster Rovers

Theo Robinson

Swindon lost at home to Doncaster as two penalties decided the outcome.

Dean Furman was brought down by Swindon's Jordan Turnbull on 22 minutes and Theo Robinson neatly converted.

The Robins could have secured a draw 12 minutes from time but substitute Michael Smith had his penalty saved by Sam Johnstone after Reece Wabara had fouled Andy Williams.

Doncaster's sixth away victory of the season denies Swindon the chance to spend Christmas on top of League One.

Swindon Town manager Mark Cooper told BBC Wiltshire:

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Cooper on Swindon v Doncaster

"When teams get everybody behind the ball the last thing you need is to give them any encouragement, and the referee has made an atrocious decision to give a penalty. It's a fantastic tackle from Jordan Turnbull.

"Second half we had enough opportunities to get something out of the game. We have a penalty, we have a clear one versus one. We need to score one of those.

"I was fine with the performance, sometimes it happens - it wasn't our day."

Doncaster Rovers manager Paul Dickov told BBC Radio Sheffield:

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Dickov on Swindon v Doncaster

"They're probably the form team in the division, winning the last five games.

"I thought the boys were fantastic with the effort and the desire to get the result. And I thought tactically the players were fantastic.

"We changed the system slightly today. Defensively we had to be really sound but we believed we had the players to hit them on the break and I don't think many teams will come here and create the chances we created."

Line-ups

Swindon

  • 1Foderingham
  • 5StephensBooked at 90mins
  • 2Thompson
  • 6Turnbull
  • 3Byrne
  • 19Thompson
  • 4Luongo
  • 8KasimSubstituted forBellat 81'minutes
  • 7Gladwin
  • 20ObikaSubstituted forSmithat 62'minutes
  • 10Williams

Substitutes

  • 9Smith
  • 12Bell
  • 14Reeves
  • 23Barthram
  • 25Belford
  • 26Rodgers
  • 29Branco

Doncaster

  • 33JohnstoneBooked at 90mins
  • 22WabaraBooked at 80mins
  • 12McCullough
  • 16Butler
  • 17Stevens
  • 4FurmanBooked at 69mins
  • 18Keegan
  • 23BennettBooked at 27minsSubstituted forForresterat 49'minutes
  • 19WellensBooked at 60mins
  • 26Coppinger
  • 9RobinsonSubstituted forMainat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Evina
  • 10Forrester
  • 11Main
  • 13Marosi
  • 15Wakefield
  • 32Whitehouse
  • 36McKay
Referee:
Kevin Johnson
Attendance:
7,793

Match Stats

Home TeamSwindonAway TeamDoncaster
Possession
Home62%
Away38%
Shots
Home12
Away8
Shots on Target
Home1
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away6
Fouls
Home9
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Swindon Town 0, Doncaster Rovers 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Swindon Town 0, Doncaster Rovers 1.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Sam Johnstone.

Booking

Sam Johnstone (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Reece Wabara.

Foul by Amari'i Bell (Swindon Town).

Dean Furman (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Booking

Jack Stephens (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Harry Forrester (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Luke McCullough.

Attempt missed. Massimo Luongo (Swindon Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Paul Keegan.

Attempt missed. Ben Gladwin (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Amari'i Bell replaces Yaser Kasim.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Curtis Main replaces Theo Robinson.

Penalty saved! Michael Smith (Swindon Town) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom right corner.

Booking

Reece Wabara (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Penalty Swindon Town. Andy Williams draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Reece Wabara (Doncaster Rovers) after a foul in the penalty area.

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

Foul by Reece Wabara (Doncaster Rovers).

Attempt missed. Andy Butler (Doncaster Rovers) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Nathan Thompson.

Attempt blocked. Theo Robinson (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Booking

Dean Furman (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Dean Furman (Doncaster Rovers).

Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Dean Furman (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nathan Byrne (Swindon Town).

Attempt missed. Andy Williams (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Ben Gladwin (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Michael Smith replaces Jonathan Obika.

Attempt missed. Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Booking

Richard Wellens (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Richard Wellens (Doncaster Rovers).

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

Attempt missed. Jonathan Obika (Swindon Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Enda Stevens.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Reece Wabara.

Attempt blocked. Massimo Luongo (Swindon Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City21126337201742
2MK Dons20125347192841
3Swindon21125439211841
4Preston21125434201441
5Sheff Utd219662724333
6Rochdale2194838271131
7Notts County208752722531
8Bradford218672826230
9Peterborough219392826230
10Oldham217952831-330
11Chesterfield217772929028
12Fleetwood217682120127
13Walsall216961918127
14Barnsley217593234-226
15Port Vale217592730-326
16Doncaster207582127-626
17Coventry216782429-525
18Scunthorpe206592635-923
19Gillingham215792431-722
20Crawley215792032-1222
21Colchester2155112638-1220
22Yeovil2155111831-1320
23Leyton Orient2147102533-819
24Crewe2154121739-2219
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