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Swindon Town 3-3 Walsall

Ben Gladwin
Ben Gladwin joined Swindon from Marlow in November 2013

Swindon's Ben Gladwin scored two penalties as they came from behind to draw against Walsall - but their hopes of automatic promotion are nearly over.

Town goalkeeper Wes Foderingham allowed Kieron Morris's shot to slip through his fingers to put the Saddlers ahead.

Jordy Hiwula made it 2-0 with a neat finish but Gladwin's two spot-kicks in nine minutes pulled Swindon level.

Romaine Sawyers restored Walsall's lead from a Ben Purkiss cross but Jordan Turnbull headed another equaliser.

Swindon are guaranteed a League One play-off place but trail second-placed Preston by nine points with three games remaining while Johnstone's Paint Trophy finalists Walsall are safe in 14th place.

Walsall manager Dean Smith told BBC West Midlands:

"I thought it was a fantastic game of football, spoiled by a couple of decisions.

"I get told that I make too many excuses at times, but I'll let people have a look at it themselves and judge certainly the first penalty.

"The second one could be a penalty - the lad goes down rather too easily for me.

"But it's one of those things you end up laughing about, unfortunately."

Line-ups

Swindon

  • 1Foderingham
  • 6Turnbull
  • 2Thompson
  • 36Ricketts
  • 3Byrne
  • 26RodgersSubstituted forRandall-Hurranat 55'minutes
  • 5Stephens
  • 8Kasim
  • 15ToffoloSubstituted forHyltonat 55'minutes
  • 7Gladwin
  • 20ObikaSubstituted forWilliamsat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Smith
  • 10Williams
  • 23Barthram
  • 24Hylton
  • 25Belford
  • 31Randall-Hurran
  • 32Marshall

Walsall

  • 1O'Donnell
  • 2Purkiss
  • 15Chambers
  • 4O'Connor
  • 14Benning
  • 12Cain
  • 7Chambers
  • 8MantomSubstituted forSawyersat 72'minutes
  • 30Hiwula-MayifuilaSubstituted forCookat 87'minutes
  • 18MorrisSubstituted forFordeat 71'minutesBooked at 80mins
  • 9Bradshaw

Substitutes

  • 3Taylor
  • 6Downing
  • 10Sawyers
  • 13MacGillivray
  • 21Cook
  • 24Grimes
  • 27Forde
Referee:
Iain Williamson
Attendance:
6,305

Match Stats

Home TeamSwindonAway TeamWalsall
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home11
Away14
Shots on Target
Home4
Away9
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home9
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Swindon Town 3, Walsall 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Swindon Town 3, Walsall 3.

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

Foul by Tom Bradshaw (Walsall).

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Wes Foderingham.

Attempt saved. Tom Bradshaw (Walsall) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Wes Foderingham.

Attempt saved. Jordan Cook (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Jermaine Hylton (Swindon Town).

Malvind Benning (Walsall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Walsall. Jordan Cook replaces Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila.

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Nathan Thompson.

Attempt missed. Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila (Walsall) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Goal!

Goal! Swindon Town 3, Walsall 3. Jordan Turnbull (Swindon Town) header from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ben Gladwin with a cross following a set piece situation.

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

Booking

Anthony Forde (Walsall) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Anthony Forde (Walsall).

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Adam Chambers.

Attempt blocked. Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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

Goal!

Goal! Swindon Town 2, Walsall 3. Romaine Sawyers (Walsall) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Ben Purkiss.

Foul by Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town).

Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Wes Foderingham.

Attempt saved. Romaine Sawyers (Walsall) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Walsall. Romaine Sawyers replaces Sam Mantom.

Substitution

Substitution, Walsall. Anthony Forde replaces Kieron Morris.

Foul by Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town).

Sam Mantom (Walsall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Tom Bradshaw (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jack Stephens (Swindon Town).

Attempt missed. Michael Cain (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Foul by Jack Stephens (Swindon Town).

Sam Mantom (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Andy Williams replaces Jonathan Obika.

Goal!

Goal! Swindon Town 2, Walsall 2. Ben Gladwin (Swindon Town) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Penalty Swindon Town. Nathan Byrne draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Adam Chambers (Walsall) after a foul in the penalty area.

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

Foul by James Chambers (Walsall).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City442712586365093
2Preston442414676393786
3MK Dons442510993415285
4Swindon432381273512277
5Sheff Utd4419121364511369
6Chesterfield4419111467521568
7Rochdale441961970581263
8Fleetwood441612164548-360
9Gillingham441514156163-259
10Bradford441514155355-259
11Barnsley441611175760-359
12Peterborough44178194852-459
13Doncaster441513165258-658
14Walsall441317144646056
15Oldham441414165364-1156
16Scunthorpe441314175869-1153
17Coventry441216164656-1052
18Port Vale44149215262-1051
19Crawley441311204973-2450
20Crewe441310214073-3349
21Leyton Orient441211215666-1047
22Notts County441114194259-1747
23Colchester43129225374-2145
24Yeovil441010243468-3440
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