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Andy Williams
Andy Williams is the joint top scorer in League One with 18 goals

Swindon Town stayed top of League One on goal difference with victory over Chesterfield in an entertaining match.

Jack Stephens headed the Robins in front after 17 minutes, but Sam Clucas fired the visitors level.

John Swift's clinical strike restored the lead, but Jimmy Ryan almost equalised when his volley hit the bar.

Town sealed an eighth win in 10 games after half time when Swift put Andy Williams through for his 18th league goal of the season.

Chesterfield's first defeat in eight matches leaves them a point outside the play-off places in eighth.

Swindon Town manager Mark Cooper told BBC Wiltshire:

"I'm a bit disappointed in the performance. First half we were ok, in patches we played well, but second half, I didn't think we were very good at all.

"We were a little bit panicky and a little bit rushed. I thought Chesterfield were quite clever in what they did.

"Their game plan was to play in the second half and they saved everything they had for the second half. Luckily, we got the third goal at the right time."

Chesterfield boss Paul Cook told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"I think everyone as a neutral knew it would be a good game, which it turned out to be, but we've conceded really poor goals today.

"When you give poor goals away, you're going to struggle to win any game.

"I think Swindon are a fantastic team and I hope they go on and get promotion because they deserve it."

Line-ups

Swindon

  • 1Foderingham
  • 29Rossi Branco
  • 2Thompson
  • 6Turnbull
  • 3Byrne
  • 14SwiftSubstituted forRodgersat 71'minutes
  • 19Thompson
  • 5Stephens
  • 15ToffoloSubstituted forBarthramat 90+3'minutes
  • 10Williams
  • 9SmithSubstituted forObikaat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 18Barker
  • 20Obika
  • 23Barthram
  • 24Hylton
  • 25Belford
  • 26Rodgers

Chesterfield

  • 1Lee
  • 2Darikwa
  • 4Hird
  • 16RaglanBooked at 77mins
  • 3Jones
  • 12ClucasSubstituted forGardnerat 79'minutes
  • 8Ryan
  • 5Morsy
  • 11RobertsSubstituted forDieseruvweat 82'minutes
  • 17DoyleBooked at 45minsSubstituted forO'Sheaat 79'minutes
  • 9Gnanduillet

Substitutes

  • 7Gardner
  • 10O'Shea
  • 15Humphreys
  • 23Evatt
  • 26Dieseruvwe
  • 28Ariyibi
  • 31Wright
Referee:
Nigel Miller
Attendance:
7,981

Match Stats

Home TeamSwindonAway TeamChesterfield
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home10
Away6
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away6
Fouls
Home8
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Swindon Town 3, Chesterfield 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Swindon Town 3, Chesterfield 1.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Swindon Town. Jack Barthram replaces Harry Toffolo.

  4. Post update

    Andy Williams (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Dan Gardner (Chesterfield).

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Tendayi Darikwa (Chesterfield).

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Foul by Armand Gnanduillet (Chesterfield).

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Dan Gardner (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Louis Thompson (Swindon Town).

  12. Post update

    Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Chesterfield. Emmanuel Dieseruvwe replaces Gary Roberts.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Chesterfield. Dan Gardner replaces Sam Clucas.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Chesterfield. Jay O'Shea replaces Eoin Doyle.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Andy Williams (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Thomas Lee.

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Anton Rodgers (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

  19. Booking

    Charlie Raglan (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card.

  20. Post update

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

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