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Swindon Town 3-1 Chesterfield

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:

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Cooper on Swindon v Chesterfield

"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:

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Paul Cook: Chesterfield boss on Swindon defeat

"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

Match ends, Swindon Town 3, Chesterfield 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Swindon Town 3, Chesterfield 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Jack Barthram replaces Harry Toffolo.

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

Foul by Dan Gardner (Chesterfield).

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

Foul by Tendayi Darikwa (Chesterfield).

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

Foul by Armand Gnanduillet (Chesterfield).

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

Foul by Louis Thompson (Swindon Town).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Emmanuel Dieseruvwe replaces Gary Roberts.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Dan Gardner replaces Sam Clucas.

Substitution

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

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

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Thomas Lee.

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

Booking

Charlie Raglan (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Charlie Raglan (Chesterfield).

Foul by Jonathan Obika (Swindon Town).

Charlie Raglan (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Anton Rodgers (Swindon Town).

Eoin Doyle (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Anton Rodgers replaces John Swift.

Attempt missed. Armand Gnanduillet (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.

Foul by Jack Stephens (Swindon Town).

Gary Roberts (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Armand Gnanduillet (Chesterfield).

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Jonathan Obika replaces Michael Smith.

Attempt missed. Armand Gnanduillet (Chesterfield) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Jack Stephens.

John Swift (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sam Morsy (Chesterfield).

Foul by Harry Toffolo (Swindon Town).

Jimmy Ryan (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Armand Gnanduillet (Chesterfield) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Raphael Rossi Branco.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Swindon26166452252754
2Bristol City25166348222654
3MK Dons24146451242748
4Preston25137539251446
5Rochdale251141045331237
6Bradford2510693229336
7Sheff Utd2410683028236
8Chesterfield259883634235
9Port Vale26105113337-435
10Notts County249782929034
11Fleetwood2697102626034
12Oldham2481063335-234
13Doncaster249782629-334
14Walsall268992628-233
15Peterborough2594123133-231
16Barnsley2485113436-229
17Scunthorpe2385103239-729
18Coventry2678112737-1029
19Gillingham2677123241-928
20Leyton Orient2568113437-326
21Crewe2575132444-2026
22Colchester2566132942-1324
23Crawley2559112442-1824
24Yeovil2565142038-1823
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