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Swindon Town 1-0 Wigan Athletic

Ten-man Swindon held on for a vital win over League One relegation rivals Wigan.

Brett Pitman's header put the hosts in front, but they had to cling on after Dion Conroy's red card left them to play the final 25 minutes with 10 men.

Pitman headed Swindon into a 17th-minute lead when Jamie Jones spilled Tyler Smith's header right into his path and Pitman could not miss from a yard out.

John Sheridan's men came close twice more in the first half, with Hallam Hope having a shot palmed away, while Pitman headed narrowly wide.

All Wigan could muster was Zach Clough shooting wide from a long way out.

The away side rarely threatened Swindon goalkeeper Mark Travers, but the hosts had to endure a nervy finish when captain Conroy was sent off for a foul on Will Keane in the 65th minute, adjudged to have denied a clear goal-scoring opportunity.

Despite being a man up for the last quarter of the match, Wigan were unable to find a leveller as Swindon clung on for all three points.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Swindon

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Travers
  • 16Odimayo
  • 17Masterson
  • 4ConroyBooked at 65mins
  • 26ThompsonBooked at 83mins
  • 18Payne
  • 23PalmerBooked at 54mins
  • 19Lyden
  • 45Hope
  • 9SmithSubstituted forHuntat 67'minutes
  • 8Pitman

Substitutes

  • 10Twine
  • 14Iandolo
  • 21Curran
  • 24Hunt
  • 27Omotoye
  • 29Matthews
  • 42Grant

Wigan

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1JonesBooked at 52mins
  • 2Darikwa
  • 14Wootton
  • 4Tilt
  • 3Pearce
  • 12Ojo
  • 23MerrieBooked at 78minsSubstituted forJohnstonat 89'minutes
  • 7CloughSubstituted forAasgaardat 59'minutes
  • 10Keane
  • 15Gardner
  • 9Lang

Substitutes

  • 5Johnston
  • 6Whelan
  • 24Perry
  • 25Evans
  • 30Aasgaard
  • 34Robinson
Referee:
David Rock

Match Stats

Home TeamSwindonAway TeamWigan
Possession
Home32%
Away68%
Shots
Home9
Away7
Shots on Target
Home4
Away0
Corners
Home4
Away9
Fouls
Home17
Away15

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Swindon Town 1, Wigan Athletic 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Swindon Town 1, Wigan Athletic 0.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Thelo Aasgaard (Wigan Athletic).

  4. Post update

    Hallam Hope (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Thelo Aasgaard (Wigan Athletic).

  6. Post update

    Hallam Hope (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Tom Pearce (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Jack Payne (Swindon Town).

  9. Post update

    Foul by Dan Gardner (Wigan Athletic).

  10. Post update

    Jack Payne (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Tom Pearce (Wigan Athletic).

  12. Post update

    Jack Payne (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  13. Post update

    Foul by George Johnston (Wigan Athletic).

  14. Post update

    Brett Pitman (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Wigan Athletic. George Johnston replaces Chris Merrie.

  16. Post update

    Curtis Tilt (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Rob Hunt (Swindon Town).

  18. Post update

    Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Akinwale Odimayo.

  19. Booking

    Dominic Thompson (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  20. Post update

    Funso Ojo (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hull25153741221948
2Lincoln City24153635201548
3Doncaster22143538211745
4Portsmouth24135640211944
5Peterborough24134736231343
6Sunderland241010432191340
7Accrington22124635241140
8Charlton2611783935440
9Crewe2711793633340
10Oxford Utd2311483730737
11Ipswich2311392725236
12Blackpool2310492824434
13Gillingham25104113232034
14Plymouth259793541-634
15Fleetwood2587102923631
16MK Dons2587103130131
17Shrewsbury236982327-427
18Rochdale2568114048-826
19Swindon2673163250-1824
20Bristol Rovers2465132441-1723
21Northampton2465132040-2023
22Wimbledon2557132645-1922
23Wigan2456132444-2021
24Burton2437142951-2216
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