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Fleetwood Town 0-1 Swindon Town

Nicky Ajose further boosted Swindon's hopes of League One survival with his late winner against Fleetwood.

Ajose's 81st-minute effort sealed Town's second dramatic 1-0 victory, having beaten Millwall last time out with a goal from Conor Thomas deep into stoppage time.

Despite that confidence booster, it was Fleetwood who made most of the early running in this match, with their best opportunity coming when David Ball picked out Kyle Dempsey, only for Ash Hunter to be unable to get a toe on the through-ball as Lawrence Vigouroux gathered

Swindon might have grabbed the lead on the half hour, against the run of play as Thomas let fly with a snap-shot from the edge of the box which forced a superb diving save from Alex Cairns.

Fleetwood continued to be frustrated after half-time, and Uwe Rosler threw on two substitutes in a bid to shake up an average display.

But it was Swindon who found another gear, Thomas poking just wide having been left unmarket at the near post.

And with nine minutes remaining Ajose scored what could prove a vital Robins goal.

Running onto a long through-ball from Charlie Colkett he got the wrong side of Ashley Eastham before slotting low under Cairns to claim the victory.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Fleetwood

  • 21Cairns
  • 5EasthamBooked at 58mins
  • 12Bolger
  • 37DaviesBooked at 52mins
  • 2McLaughlin
  • 34Dempsey
  • 18Glendon
  • 11Grant
  • 3BellSubstituted forMaguireat 68'minutes
  • 22HunterBooked at 45minsSubstituted forBurnsat 68'minutes
  • 10BallSubstituted forBrannaganat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Brannagan
  • 6Pond
  • 9Burns
  • 15Nirennold
  • 23Woolford
  • 41Urwin
  • 43Maguire

Swindon

  • 1Vigouroux
  • 2ThompsonBooked at 70mins
  • 25Conroy
  • 29BrancoBooked at 44mins
  • 21Dabo
  • 23InceBooked at 77mins
  • 4Thomas
  • 20Colkett
  • 10GoddardSubstituted forGladwinat 69'minutes
  • 19AjoseSubstituted forNorrisat 90+2'minutes
  • 9Obika

Substitutes

  • 5Rodgers
  • 7Gladwin
  • 11Brophy
  • 12Henry
  • 14Iandolo
  • 22Starkey
  • 33Norris
Referee:
David Webb
Attendance:
3,128

Match Stats

Home TeamFleetwoodAway TeamSwindon
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home14
Away10
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away7
Fouls
Home9
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Fleetwood Town 0, Swindon Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Fleetwood Town 0, Swindon Town 1.

Ashley Eastham (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Luke Norris (Swindon Town).

Foul by Cian Bolger (Fleetwood Town).

Dion Conroy (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Luke Norris replaces Nicky Ajose.

Foul by Cian Bolger (Fleetwood Town).

Rohan Ince (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Cian Bolger (Fleetwood Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Raphael Rossi Branco.

Attempt blocked. Cameron Brannagan (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Jonathan Obika (Swindon Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Conor McLaughlin.

Goal!

Goal! Fleetwood Town 0, Swindon Town 1. Nicky Ajose (Swindon Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Charlie Colkett.

Foul by Cameron Brannagan (Fleetwood Town).

Nathan Thompson (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Cameron Brannagan replaces David Ball.

Booking

Rohan Ince (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Kyle Dempsey (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Rohan Ince (Swindon Town).

Foul by Bobby Grant (Fleetwood Town).

Charlie Colkett (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Ashley Eastham.

Attempt blocked. Conor Thomas (Swindon Town) right footed shot from very close range is blocked.

Attempt saved. Ben Gladwin (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Ben Gladwin (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Ashley Eastham.

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

Booking

Nathan Thompson (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card.

Hand ball by Nathan Thompson (Swindon Town).

Attempt blocked. Nathan Thompson (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Cian Bolger.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Ben Gladwin replaces John Goddard.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Wes Burns replaces Ashley Hunter.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Joe Maguire replaces Amari'i Bell.

Attempt missed. Ashley Eastham (Fleetwood Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Nathan Thompson.

Attempt missed. Nicky Ajose (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt saved. David Ball (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sheff Utd402410676443282
2Bolton402210862342876
3Fleetwood401912955371869
4Bradford411718655391669
5Scunthorpe4119101270511967
6Southend4018121063471666
7Millwall401712115648863
8Bristol Rovers411612136059160
9Oxford Utd40178155647959
10Rochdale401610146359458
11Peterborough411610155754358
12Wimbledon411315135251154
13Walsall401314134750-353
14MK Dons401312155151051
15Northampton41149185864-651
16Charlton401017134948147
17Bury411210195869-1146
18Port Vale391112164459-1545
19Oldham411015162742-1545
20Gillingham411112185371-1845
21Shrewsbury401110194157-1643
22Swindon41119214259-1742
23Chesterfield41810233866-2834
24Coventry40711223360-2732
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