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Swindon Town 2-1 Scunthorpe United

Nicky Ajose
Nicky Ajose has scored six goals in 14 appearances for Swindon Town this season.

Nicky Ajose helped Swindon Town beat Scunthorpe United and register their first win since September.

Raphael Branco opened the scoring for the home side as he turned Jon Okiba's deflected effort past the keeper.

Ben Gladwin's cross found Ajose, who slid the ball beyond Joe Anyon to extend Swindon's lead midway through the second half.

Jordan Clarke's header gave Scunthorpe some hope, but Swindon held on for their first victory in 12 games.

Scunthorpe United manager Mark Robins told BBC Radio Humberside:

"It wasn't good enough. We've been good for the last five or six weeks and you're going to get a blip at some point.

"The conditions were difficult, but having said that we had enough of the ball to cause them problems.

"I just felt we were a little bit off it, a little bit lacklustre in front of goal and I don't think there was enough intent in the final third.

"It took their goal in the second half to kick us up the backside and spur us into some sort of action."

Line-ups

Swindon

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Vigouroux
  • 29Rossi Branco
  • 34El-Abd
  • 6Turnbull
  • 27Barry
  • 26Rodgers
  • 7TraoreBooked at 77mins
  • 17GladwinSubstituted forRobertat 80'minutes
  • 3Ormonde-Ottewill
  • 20ObikaSubstituted forThomasat 74'minutes
  • 10Ajose

Substitutes

  • 4Robert
  • 14Thomas
  • 15Brophy
  • 24Hylton
  • 25Belford
  • 28Iandolo
  • 32Ojamaa

Scunthorpe

Formation 4-3-3

  • 13Anyon
  • 33Clarke
  • 5Mirfin
  • 6Canavan
  • 2WisemanBooked at 78mins
  • 4McAllisterSubstituted forAdelakunat 90'minutes
  • 18King
  • 19RoweSubstituted forWilliamsat 66'minutes
  • 28McSheffrey
  • 9Madden
  • 10van VeenBooked at 40minsSubstituted forHendersonat 61'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Williams
  • 11Henderson
  • 16Adelakun
  • 20Goode
  • 25Boyce
  • 31Sutton
  • 35Ledger
Referee:
Iain Williamson
Attendance:
6,957

Match Stats

Home TeamSwindonAway TeamScunthorpe
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home14
Away9
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away6
Fouls
Home10
Away16

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Swindon Town 2, Scunthorpe United 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Swindon Town 2, Scunthorpe United 1.

  3. Post update

    Nicky Ajose (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Clarke (Scunthorpe United).

  5. Post update

    Foul by Nicky Ajose (Swindon Town).

  6. Post update

    Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  7. Post update

    Bradley Barry (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United).

  9. Post update

    Hand ball by Scott Wiseman (Scunthorpe United).

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Hakeeb Adelakun replaces Sean McAllister.

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Foul by Luke Williams (Scunthorpe United).

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Gary McSheffrey (Scunthorpe United) hits the right post with a left footed shot from outside the box from a direct free kick.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Brandon Ormonde-Ottewill (Swindon Town).

  16. Post update

    Jordan Clarke (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Joe Anyon.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Bradley Barry (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top right corner.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Swindon Town. Fabien Robert replaces Ben Gladwin.