League One
SwindonSwindon Town1FleetwoodFleetwood Town0
Ben Gladwin
Ben Gladwin's goal stretched Swindon's winning run to four games.

Swindon snatched a late win over Fleetwood Town to record their fourth straight win.

Swindon were effective on the break early on, before Fleetwood dropped deeper to nullify the hosts' attacking threat in a first half of few chances.

Jonathan Obika and Massimo Luongo went close in the second period as the hosts dominated a lacklustre Fleetwood.

Substitute Ben Gladwin struck late with a bullet header from close range, as Swindon closed the gap to Bristol City.

Swindon sit second in the league, and trail by a single point to leaders City.

Swindon Town manager Mark Cooper told BBC Wiltshire:

"We had to be very patient because Fleetwood made their intentions perfectly clear from the start and to try and get away with a point.

"We had to concentrate for the whole game and make sure we didn't get caught on the break.

"We kept our discipline, the chances started to come late in the game.

"I thought we looked a really good team at times."

Line-ups

Swindon

  • 1Foderingham
  • 5Stephens
  • 2ThompsonSubstituted forBellat 55'minutes
  • 6Turnbull
  • 3Byrne
  • 19Thompson
  • 4LuongoBooked at 90mins
  • 8KasimSubstituted forGladwinat 78'minutes
  • 15Toffolo
  • 10Williams
  • 20ObikaSubstituted forSmithat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Gladwin
  • 9Smith
  • 12Bell
  • 14Reeves
  • 18Barker
  • 25Belford
  • 26Rodgers

Fleetwood

  • 28Maxwell
  • 2McLaughlin
  • 25JordanBooked at 18mins
  • 5Roberts
  • 33Crainey
  • 8SchumacherBooked at 40minsSubstituted forHaughtonat 89'minutes
  • 7EvansBooked at 61mins
  • 11Hughes
  • 18Sarcevic
  • 16PatersonSubstituted forDobbieat 24'minutes
  • 29HitchcockBooked at 29minsSubstituted forHornby-Forbesat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Andrew
  • 9Dobbie
  • 20Hornby-Forbes
  • 27Haughton
  • 31Bleeker
  • 34Green
  • 35Deacon
Referee:
Keith Hill
Attendance:
10,506

Match Stats

Home TeamSwindonAway TeamFleetwood
Possession
Home64%
Away36%
Shots
Home18
Away6
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home9
Away4
Fouls
Home10
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Swindon Town 1, Fleetwood Town 0.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Stephen Dobbie (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.

  4. Booking

    Massimo Luongo (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Massimo Luongo (Swindon Town).

  6. Post update

    Nick Haughton (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Nick Haughton replaces Steven Schumacher.

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Foul by Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town).

  10. Post update

    Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Amari'i Bell.

  11. Goal!

    Goal! Swindon Town 1, Fleetwood Town 0. Ben Gladwin (Swindon Town) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Harry Toffolo.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Stephen Crainey.

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Stephen Jordan.

  17. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Andy Williams (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Michael Smith (Swindon Town).

  19. Post update

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

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Swindon Town. Ben Gladwin replaces Yaser Kasim.

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