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Gillingham 2-2 Swindon Town

Gillingham's on-loan goalkeeper Stephen Bywater scored a late own goal to rescue a point for Swindon.

Danny Kedwell put the Gills ahead after Swindon keeper Wes Foderingham's error, but Andy Williams fired Town level.

Kortney Hause restored Gillingham's lead from Bradley Dack's pass before Brennan Dickenson hit Town's bar.

Bywater dropped Raphael Branco's cross into his own net and Gills boss Peter Taylor was sent to the stand after a clash with Swindon's Mark Cooper.

Swindon Town manager Mark Cooper told BBC Wiltshire:

"That's now two games we should have won and we've had to go to the wire to get a point.

"I can't keep talking about it. We can't concede goals like that because we've had to chase a game which should have been finished at half-time."

On the late fracas with Gillingham manager Peter Taylor: "Emotions were running high and there were a few words exchanged. When you score that late you tend to celebrate with too much gusto.

"There was no malice in it from our point of view. If I've offended him, then I apologise."

Line-ups

Gillingham

Formation 3-5-2

  • 30Bywater
  • 6Legge
  • 4Egan
  • 5HauseBooked at 52mins
  • 2FishSubstituted forMcGlashanat 45'minutes
  • 20Davies
  • 23Dack
  • 8Hessenthaler
  • 31Hoyte
  • 9KedwellBooked at 79mins
  • 19NorrisSubstituted forDickensonat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11McGlashan
  • 12Morris
  • 14German
  • 17Millbank
  • 18Pritchard
  • 24Dickenson
  • 25McKain

Swindon

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Foderingham
  • 29Rossi Branco
  • 2Thompson
  • 6Turnbull
  • 3Byrne
  • 8KasimBooked at 87mins
  • 4LuongoSubstituted forLelanat 83'minutes
  • 7GladwinSubstituted forBarkerat 76'minutes
  • 11B Smith
  • 9Smith
  • 10Williams

Substitutes

  • 15Lelan
  • 16Waldon
  • 18Barker
  • 23Barthram
  • 25Belford
  • 28Smith
  • 32Marshall
Referee:
Charles Breakspear
Attendance:
5,264

Match Stats

Home TeamGillinghamAway TeamSwindon
Possession
Home35%
Away65%
Shots
Home5
Away14
Shots on Target
Home3
Away9
Corners
Home1
Away8
Fouls
Home10
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Gillingham 2, Swindon Town 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Gillingham 2, Swindon Town 2.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Jake Hessenthaler.

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Foul by Bradley Dack (Gillingham).

  6. Goal!

    Own Goal by Stephen Bywater, Gillingham. Gillingham 2, Swindon Town 2.

  7. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jordan Turnbull (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  8. Booking

    Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card.

  9. Post update

    Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town) has gone down, but that's a dive.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Brennan Dickenson (Gillingham) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Swindon Town. Josh Lelan replaces Massimo Luongo.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Kortney Hause.

  13. Post update

    Brennan Dickenson (Gillingham) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Wes Foderingham.

  15. Post update

    Brennan Dickenson (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Raphael Rossi Branco (Swindon Town).

  17. Post update

    Hand ball by Jordan Turnbull (Swindon Town).

  18. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Massimo Luongo (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  19. Booking

    Danny Kedwell (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card.

  20. Post update

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