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Swindon Town 3-1 Gillingham

Jon Obika was on target to give Swindon back-to-back victories as they came from behind to win against Gillingham at the County Ground.

The striker scored his second goal in as many games for the club as they try to fight their way out of League One's relegation zone.

Gillingham took an early lead in the 10th minute after a lack of concentration in the Swindon defence allowed Cody McDonald to seize the ball before stroking it past Lawrence Vigouroux.

The home side could have equalised minutes later but for Stuart Nelson's heroics in goal as he produced a fine double save from Ben Gladwin.

Rohan Ince drew the Robins level in the 56th minute when he stabbed the ball in from close range after Gladwin's corner.

Swindon then took the lead five minutes later through Obika as he surged forwards with the ball before unleashing a strike from 18 yards out which found the bottom corner.

Raphael Rossi-Branco sealed the victory for the home side after he headed home past a helpless Nelson from Charlie Colkett's corner.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Swindon

  • 1Vigouroux
  • 27Barry
  • 2Thompson
  • 29Branco
  • 3Ormonde-Ottewill
  • 23Ince
  • 20ColkettSubstituted forRodgersat 83'minutes
  • 11BrophySubstituted forGoddardat 58'minutes
  • 7Gladwin
  • 9ObikaSubstituted forNorrisat 76'minutes
  • 19Ajose

Substitutes

  • 4C Thomas
  • 5Rodgers
  • 10Goddard
  • 12Henry
  • 16Stewart
  • 25Conroy
  • 33Norris

Gillingham

  • 1Nelson
  • 2Jackson
  • 5Ehmer
  • 31Rehman
  • 7WagstaffBooked at 90mins
  • 44Wright
  • 16OsadebeSubstituted forHessenthalerat 71'minutes
  • 19Parker
  • 14L MartinSubstituted forListat 64'minutes
  • 10McDonald
  • 17QuigleySubstituted forMuldoonat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Hessenthaler
  • 21List
  • 22Dickenson
  • 29Muldoon
  • 30Holy
  • 32Simpson
  • 36Mbo
Referee:
Roger East
Attendance:
6,133

Match Stats

Home TeamSwindonAway TeamGillingham
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home18
Away7
Shots on Target
Home11
Away3
Corners
Home11
Away2
Fouls
Home10
Away19

Live Text

Match ends, Swindon Town 3, Gillingham 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Swindon Town 3, Gillingham 1.

Booking

Scott Wagstaff (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Elliott List.

Luke Norris (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Oliver Muldoon (Gillingham).

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

Foul by Luke Norris (Swindon Town).

Max Ehmer (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the left wing.

John Goddard (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Scott Wagstaff (Gillingham).

Luke Norris (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Zesh Rehman (Gillingham).

Attempt missed. Max Ehmer (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Rohan Ince.

Attempt blocked. Max Ehmer (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Anton Rodgers replaces Charlie Colkett.

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

Foul by Josh Parker (Gillingham).

Hand ball by Josh Parker (Gillingham).

Attempt saved. Elliott List (Gillingham) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Brandon Ormonde-Ottewill (Swindon Town).

Scott Wagstaff (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Cody McDonald (Gillingham) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

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

Foul by Josh Wright (Gillingham).

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Luke Norris replaces Jonathan Obika.

Goal!

Goal! Swindon Town 3, Gillingham 1. Raphael Rossi Branco (Swindon Town) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Charlie Colkett with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Stuart Nelson.

Attempt saved. Raphael Rossi Branco (Swindon Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Jake Hessenthaler.

Attempt saved. John Goddard (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Josh Parker (Gillingham) right footed shot from long range on the left is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Jake Hessenthaler replaces Emmanuel Osadebe.

Foul by Raphael Rossi Branco (Swindon Town).

Oliver Muldoon (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jonathan Obika (Swindon Town).

Ryan Jackson (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ben Gladwin (Swindon Town).

Scott Wagstaff (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

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