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Swindon Town 2-1 Scunthorpe United

Nicky Ajose
Nicky Ajose has scored six goals in 14 appearances for Swindon Town this season.

Nicky Ajose helped Swindon Town beat Scunthorpe United and register their first win since September.

Raphael Branco opened the scoring for the home side as he turned Jon Okiba's deflected effort past the keeper.

Ben Gladwin's cross found Ajose, who slid the ball beyond Joe Anyon to extend Swindon's lead midway through the second half.

Jordan Clarke's header gave Scunthorpe some hope, but Swindon held on for their first victory in 12 games.

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Robins on Swindon v Scunthorpe

Scunthorpe United manager Mark Robins told BBC Radio Humberside:

"It wasn't good enough. We've been good for the last five or six weeks and you're going to get a blip at some point.

"The conditions were difficult, but having said that we had enough of the ball to cause them problems.

"I just felt we were a little bit off it, a little bit lacklustre in front of goal and I don't think there was enough intent in the final third.

"It took their goal in the second half to kick us up the backside and spur us into some sort of action."

Line-ups

Swindon

  • 1Vigouroux
  • 29Branco
  • 34El-Abd
  • 6Turnbull
  • 27Barry
  • 26Rodgers
  • 7TraoreBooked at 77mins
  • 17GladwinSubstituted forRobertat 80'minutes
  • 3Ormonde-Ottewill
  • 20ObikaSubstituted forThomasat 74'minutes
  • 10Ajose

Substitutes

  • 4Robert
  • 14Thomas
  • 15Brophy
  • 24Hylton
  • 25Belford
  • 28Iandolo
  • 32Ojamaa

Scunthorpe

  • 13Anyon
  • 33Clarke
  • 5Mirfin
  • 6Canavan
  • 2WisemanBooked at 78mins
  • 4McAllisterSubstituted forAdelakunat 90'minutes
  • 18King
  • 19RoweSubstituted forWilliamsat 66'minutes
  • 28McSheffrey
  • 9Madden
  • 10van VeenBooked at 40minsSubstituted forHendersonat 61'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Williams
  • 11Henderson
  • 16Adelakun
  • 20Goode
  • 25Boyce
  • 31Sutton
  • 35Ledger
Referee:
Iain Williamson
Attendance:
6,957

Match Stats

Home TeamSwindonAway TeamScunthorpe
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home14
Away9
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away6
Fouls
Home10
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Swindon Town 2, Scunthorpe United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Swindon Town 2, Scunthorpe United 1.

Nicky Ajose (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jordan Clarke (Scunthorpe United).

Foul by Nicky Ajose (Swindon Town).

Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Bradley Barry (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United).

Hand ball by Scott Wiseman (Scunthorpe United).

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Hakeeb Adelakun replaces Sean McAllister.

Drissa Traoré (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Luke Williams (Scunthorpe United).

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

Gary McSheffrey (Scunthorpe United) hits the right post with a left footed shot from outside the box from a direct free kick.

Foul by Brandon Ormonde-Ottewill (Swindon Town).

Jordan Clarke (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Joe Anyon.

Attempt saved. Bradley Barry (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Fabien Robert replaces Ben Gladwin.

Anton Rodgers (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Niall Canavan (Scunthorpe United).

Booking

Scott Wiseman (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Bradley Barry (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Scott Wiseman (Scunthorpe United).

Booking

Drissa Traoré (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Drissa Traoré (Swindon Town).

Sean McAllister (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Adam El-Abd (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United).

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Wes Thomas replaces Jonathan Obika.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Brandon Ormonde-Ottewill.

Goal!

Goal! Swindon Town 2, Scunthorpe United 1. Jordan Clarke (Scunthorpe United) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner.

Attempt saved. Luke Williams (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Drissa Traoré (Swindon Town).

Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Jordan Turnbull.

Foul by Ben Gladwin (Swindon Town).

Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Luke Williams replaces Tommy Rowe.

goal

As It Stood

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1Gillingham17104334191534
2Coventry17104332181434
3Walsall1695228141432
4Burton1610241613332
5Wigan1786328181030
6Bury177642927227
7Bradford177641918127
8Sheff Utd177462824425
9Millwall167452423125
10Peterborough177373428624
11Southend176651920-124
12Scunthorpe177282220223
13Port Vale176562019123
14Chesterfield177282325-223
15Rochdale175662020021
16Doncaster175571522-720
17Colchester175572637-1120
18Oldham1731041924-519
19Shrewsbury165291923-417
20Swindon174492228-616
21Blackpool174491525-1016
22Fleetwood1743102026-615
23Barnsley1742112029-914
24Crewe1734101426-1213
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