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Swindon Town 2-1 Rochdale

Two goals in two first-half minutes helped Swindon Town overcome a Rochdale side that was forced to play almost 80 minutes with 10 men.

John O'Sullivan was shown a straight red card for his tackle on Yaser Kasim.

Fabien Robert latched onto Brad Berry's cross to open the scoring for Swindon before Ben Gladwin added a second, with his 30-yard effort deflecting past goalkeeper Joel Castro Pereira.

Oliver Lancashire pulled one back from close-range, but Swindon held on.

Rochdale manager Keith Hill told BBC Radio Manchester:

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Hill on Swindon v Rochdale

"I think the officials, every single one of the officials, have let both teams down today with that standard of refereeing.

"My lads have given it everything. Every ounce of sweat, blood and they've got nothing for it, absolutely nothing. They've been severely let down today.

"When we're down to 10 men and we're playing against such an outstanding side who keep the ball very well, it's very difficult."

Line-ups

Swindon

  • 1Vigouroux
  • 27Barry
  • 29Branco
  • 34El-Abd
  • 6Turnbull
  • 18Thompson
  • 8Kasim
  • 17GladwinSubstituted forBalmyat 90+2'minutes
  • 4RobertSubstituted forRodgersat 85'minutes
  • 20Obika
  • 10AjoseSubstituted forHyltonat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Ormonde-Ottewill
  • 15Brophy
  • 19Balmy
  • 24Hylton
  • 25Belford
  • 26Rodgers
  • 32Ojamaa

Rochdale

  • 44Castro Pereira
  • 3Bennett
  • 4McNultyBooked at 90mins
  • 6Lancashire
  • 25Rose
  • 8LundBooked at 71mins
  • 28CampsSubstituted forMendez-Laingat 54'minutes
  • 7VincentiSubstituted forAndrewat 54'minutes
  • 12McDermottBooked at 40minsSubstituted forBarry-Murphyat 40'minutes
  • 16O'SullivanBooked at 12mins
  • 40HendersonBooked at 58mins

Substitutes

  • 1Lillis
  • 5Eastham
  • 9Andrew
  • 19Mendez-Laing
  • 20Barry-Murphy
  • 27Cannon
  • 34Hooper
Referee:
David Webb
Attendance:
7,149

Match Stats

Home TeamSwindonAway TeamRochdale
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home8
Away4
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home8
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Swindon Town 2, Rochdale 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Swindon Town 2, Rochdale 1.

Booking

Jimmy McNulty (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jonathan Obika (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jimmy McNulty (Rochdale).

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Jeremy Balmy replaces Ben Gladwin.

Jermaine Hylton (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matthew Lund (Rochdale).

Attempt missed. Calvin Andrew (Rochdale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Foul by Louis Thompson (Swindon Town).

Michael Rose (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Anton Rodgers replaces Fabien Robert.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Lawrence Vigouroux.

Attempt saved. Michael Rose (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by Louis Thompson (Swindon Town).

Calvin Andrew (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Calvin Andrew (Rochdale).

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Jermaine Hylton replaces Nicky Ajose.

Attempt blocked. Jonathan Obika (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

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

Booking

Matthew Lund (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Matthew Lund (Rochdale).

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

Foul by Matthew Lund (Rochdale).

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

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Michael Rose.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Rhys Bennett.

Foul by Louis Thompson (Swindon Town).

Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Goal!

Goal! Swindon Town 2, Rochdale 1. Oliver Lancashire (Rochdale) with an attempt from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Michael Rose with a cross.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Yaser Kasim.

Booking

Ian Henderson (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Ian Henderson (Rochdale).

Raphael Rossi Branco (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ian Henderson (Rochdale).

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Nathaniel Mendez-Laing replaces Callum Camps.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Calvin Andrew replaces Peter Vincenti.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton21142527161144
2Coventry20116338211739
3Walsall20116335191639
4Gillingham21115539281138
5Peterborough21104747321534
6Wigan219752920934
7Bury219663230233
8Millwall209473128331
9Southend208752522331
10Bradford208752220231
11Port Vale218672724330
12Sheff Utd207673230227
13Rochdale217682525027
14Scunthorpe2183102528-327
15Doncaster217682328-527
16Swindon2174103135-425
17Chesterfield2172122536-1123
18Shrewsbury2164112732-522
19Blackpool2164111728-1122
20Fleetwood2063112729-221
21Barnsley2163122836-821
22Colchester2155113252-2020
23Oldham2031072232-1019
24Crewe2154122136-1519
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