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MATCHDAY LIVE: Swindon Town v Forest Green Rovers

Good evening and welcome to the County Ground for today's Matchday Live commentary as Swindon Town welcome league leaders Forest Green Rovers. Join Total Sport Swindon's Ryan Walker inside the ground from 7.25pm as we bring you all the pre-match build-up and live text commentary.

9:44PM

FULL-TIME: Swindon Town 2-1 Forest Green Rovers

9:37PM

89' There will be 7 minutes of added time.

2-1

9:34PM

9787' McKirdy finds himself in the left-back position and is skinned by Aitchison before his shot is put behind for a corner. Swindon deal with the corner well but Rovers keep coming.

2-1

9:33PM


9:32PM

86' Rovers whip a dangerous ball into the box through Aitchison from a dead-ball situation, but Ward is brave to get off his line amongst a crowd of players and punch clear. Can Swindon hold on?

2-1

9:29PM


9:29PM
Yellow Card

83' Jake Young finds his way into the box.

2-1

9:28PM

81' Forest Green Rovers should be level as Cadden's cross is narrowly missed by a sliding striker.

2-1

9:25PM
Sub

89' Swindon Substitution

Off - Egbo

On - O'Brien

2-1

9:23PM
Sub

77' Forest Green respond with a sub of their own

Off - Cargill

On - Young

2-1

9:23PM
Sub

77' Swindon Substitution

Off - Williams

On - Gladwin

2-1

9:20PM

73' Forest Green are really testing Swindon's resolve with balls being fired into the box. Swindon are defending well but have a tough 20 minutes to try and hold on.

2-1

9:17PM

71' That goal came from Swindon's failure to clear as Williams conceded possession in front of goal with Adams then forcing a save from Ward who couldn't keep his effort out of the path of March.

2-1

9:15PM
Goal

69' GOAL FOREST GREEN

March pounces on Lewis Ward's save to sneak his shot into the net.

2-1

9:14PM
Sub

68' Off - Stevenson

On - McAteer

2-0

9:10PM
Yellow Card

63' Josh March is shown a yellow card for coming through the back of McKirdy. That was a bad challenge and the Rovers player is lucky to escape more.

2-0

9:05PM

59' Adams is shown a yellow card for bringing down Davison on the halfway line. The Swindon fans mockingly clap.

2-0

9:03PM
Sub

56' Swindon Substitution

Off - Barry

On - Odimayo


2-0

9:00PM
Red Card

52' The handbags have come out as Williams and Adams come to words off the ball with the Rover's player laughing the face of the Welshman. Iandolo however has been shown a second yellow card for the original foul that led to the altercation.

2-0

8:58PM

51' Egbo does well to travel deep into the Rovers half and win a free-kick just in line with the box. The angle suits a left footer but Reed takes it instead. His ball finds the head of Baudry but he can't keep his effort on target as it finds Barry in an offside position.

2-0

8:56PM

49' A well-worked move by the visitors see's the ball come out to Cadden on the left-wing. He looks to strike first-time but slices his strike way off target.


2-0

8:52PM
Sub

46' FGR Substitution

Off - Matt

On - March

2-0

8:52PM

45' Back underway inside the County Ground.

2-0

8:35PM

HALF-TIME: Swindon Town 2-0 Forest Green Rovers

8:28PM

42' McKirdy was initially shoved in the box by Godwin-Malife and should have had a penalty but the ball came out to Barry who pulled a cross back to the edge of the box, McKirdy left it and Payne took a touch before finishing deftly in the bottom corner.

2-0

8:25PM
Goal

40' GOAL SWINDON


Jack Payne strikes and it only finds one place.... the bottom corner!!

2-0

8:24PM

38' McKirdy attempts his luck with a toepunt half-volley from range as he attempts to control a bouncing ball. To be fair there wasn't much else on so why not.

1-0

8:21PM
Yellow Card

36' Iandolo is shown a yellow card after coming into the back of Adams when attempting to go for a header.

1-0

8:18PM

33' Cargill shoots from range and it dips right in front of Ward who saves with his chest. FGR come again but Godwin-Malife can't keep his effort on target as it sails over the bar.

1-0

8:14PM

29' This match has gotten slightly scrappy with Swindon appearing to take their foot off the gas slightly as FGR enjoy lots of possession inside the Town half. Mandela Egbo receives treatment on the halfway line as play is stopped but is back up on his feet.

1-0

8:05PM

19' Swindon have a free-kick just inside the FGR half as McKirdy is brought down. The resulting delivery is poor however and the visitors have a goal kick.

1-0

8:02PM

17' That was a lovely attacking move from Swindon who broke on the counter-attack and finished off a well-worked move. Payne's through ball found a sprinting McKirdy who then had the awareness to find Barry at the back-post. What a start for Swindon.

1-0

8:00PM
Goal

15' GOAL SWINDON

McKirdy to Barry and that is a tap-in at the back-post for the 18-year-old.

1-0

7:58PM

13' Louie Barry strikes the free-kcik from 25 yards out. It's swinging and dipping but just over the bar unfortunately.

0-0

7:57PM
Yellow Card

12' Conroy is brought down by Godwin-Malife just in front of the FGR box and the Rovers player is shown a yellow card for his troubles.

0-0

7:55PM

10' More brilliant attacking play from the hosts ends with Louie Barry cutting inside but having his shot blocked. Swindon showing their intent early on here.

0-0

7:54PM

8' Egbo gives away a free-kick near the corner flag in front of the Town End after bringing down one of FGR attackers. The free-kick is put into the box by Nicholas Cadden, Moore-Taylor rises highest in the box and sees his header come back of the post. Chances for both side's in the opening ten minutes.


0-0

7:51PM

5' Forest Green threaten inside Swindon's box as Hendry breaks before Aitchison shoots on target and Baudry blocks behind for a corner that comes to nothing. Swindon then break and have a cross put off-target.

0-0

7:49PM

3' Williams puts the ball into the box, but it is cleared well. There were only 3 Swindon players in the box at the time the ball was kicked which seems a bit odd.

0-0

7:48PM

2' The free-kick is put into the box and a brilliant clearance in amongst a crowd of players see's Swindon have another corner. Iandolo has gone down in the box during that free-kick and is receiving treatment.

0-0

7:46PM

1' The corner is taken short with Barry playing it back to Payne before going over for another foul in line with the box.

0-0

7:46PM

1' Jack Payne wins an early foul. It's taken quick and Swindon have their first corner of the match.

0-0

7:45PM
Whistle

KICK-OFF: Forest Green get us underway.

0-0

7:43PM

The players are out and we are just moments away from kick-off. Make sure to stay tuned with us over the 90 minutes because this is going to be a match that you don't want to miss.

7:42PM

So with just 5 minutes until kick-off the crowd is filling up nicely as Swindon seek to do the double over Forest Green and keep their playoff dream alive.

7:40PM

And here is how Forest Green Rovers line-up with Rob Edward' side clinching promotion following a 0-0 draw with Bristol Rovers at the weekend.

GK: McGee

Wilson

Cargill

Stevenson

Adams

Aitchison

Cadden

Matt (C)

Moore-Taylor

Hendry

Godwin-Malife


SUBSTITUTIONS

Bernard

Sweeney

Young

Diallo

Thomas

McAteer

March

7:35PM

Swindon Town remain unchanged from the side that won 3-0 away to Hartlepool however regular goalkeeper JoJo Wollacott makes the bench after coming through training unscathed.

SWINDON TOWN XI:

GK: L Ward

RB: Egbo

CB: Conroy (C)

CB: Baudry

LB: Iandolo

CM: Reed

CM: J Payne

CM: Williams

LW: Barry

RW: McKirdy

ST: Davison


SUBSTITUTES:

J Wollacott

A Odimayo

B Gladwin

J O'Brien

J Mitchell-Lawson

R Aguiar

H Parsons

7:32PM

Good evening and welcome to the County Ground as Swindon Town host League Two leaders Forest Green Rovers in their penultimate home game of the season. Swindon Town can move into the playoffs tonight depending on how results fall. Regardless this is a must-win encounter if the Robins are to keep any grip on a potential trip to Wembley.

In contrast, Forest Green Rovers have already secured promotion and now maintain a slender 3 point lead at the top of the table. Will they take their foot off the pedal tonight? Let's get the team news from our man in the ground.

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