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MATCHDAY LIVE: Swindon Town v Rochdale A.F.C

Good afternoon and thank you for joining Total Sport Swindon's Matchday Live blog as we bring you all the coverage from the County Ground as Swindon Town take on Rochdale A.F.C in League Two. Join our reporter Ryan Walker from 2.30pm as he brings you all the pre-match build-up and live commentary.

4:55PM

FULL-TIME: SWINDON TOWN 2-2 ROCHDALE A.F.C

4:51PM

90' GOAL SWINDON


Jonny WIlliams sends the ground into ecstasy with a last minute close-range goal.


2-2

4:45PM

86' Kesler-Hayden wins Town a corner. Payne takes it and the keeper comes off his line to punch clear.


1-2

4:44PM

85' Swindon break through Williams and Mitchell-Lawson with the latters cut back finding Payne. But Payne can't keep his shot down and it's out for a goal-kick.

4:40PM
Yellow Card

81' Mitchell-Lawson goes down in the box but the referee blows for a dive and the Swindon attacker is shown a yellow card.


1-2

4:38PM

80' SWINDON SUB


Off - Odimayo

On - Williams


1-2

4:38PM

78' GOAL ROCHDALE


A great shot from Kelly on the edge of the Swindon box is fired into the net and past a diving Lewis Ward.


1-2

4:33PM

74' SWINDON SUB


Off - McKirdy

On - Mitchell-Lawson

1-1

4:33PM

73' Swindon work the ball forward well as Simpson cuts it back to Reed on the edge of the box but his effort is high, ugly, and out of the stadium.


1-1

4:30PM

71' SWINDON SUB


Off - Hunt

On - Kesler-Hayden


1-1

4:30PM

71' Swindon win a corner as Payne puts the ball into the box. The ball is played back out to Payne but too much pace and not enough accuracy sees it go out for a Dale throw-in.

1-1

4:28PM

69' McKirdy has a golden chance after being slipped through by Payne and is one-v-one from six yards out but Coleman does brilliantly to save with his trailing leg.

1-1



4:27PM

67' ROCHDALE SUB



Off - Broadbent, Grant

On - Kelly, Odoh


1-1

4:25PM

66' This game is getting scrappy with both sides seemingly pushing for victory. Rochdale are miles better on the ball than what they were in the first-half with Swindon well below par as things stand.


1-1

4:21PM

62' Swindon have increased the tempo as they go in search of an equaliser but can't rest on their laurels as Rochdale leave men up front.


1-1

4:17PM

58' That goal was no more than Rochdale and Swindon deserved with the visitors starting the second-half brightly and Swindon well off the pace. A good finish as well that Ward couldn't get a hand too.


1-1

4:16PM

57' GOAL ROCHDALE


George Broadbent finds the bottom corner from inside the box and Rochdale are level.


1-1

4:15PM


4:15PM

56' Conroy is saved after he misses the ball that see's Danny Cashman find Grant inside the box with the attacker unable to keep his shot on-target.


1-0

4:11PM

52' Swindon have started this second-half poorly but are starting to get into the groove again as McKirdy tries to get onto a long ball over the top.


1-0

4:08PM

49' Swindon have a bit of defending to do as Conroy does well to clear a cross into the Swindon box before Conor Grant shoots on target but lacking power as Ward saves the effort without moving.


1-0

4:05PM

47' Swindon's attendance today is announced as 9310 with 144 away fans making the trip.


1-0

4:04PM

45' Back underway at the County Ground.


1-0

3:47PM

HALF-TIME: Swindon Town 1-0 Rochdale A.F.C

3:47PM
Yellow Card

45' O'Connell finds himself in the book after fouling McKirdy.


1-0

3:46PM

44' McKirdy works space for himself in the Rochdale box brilliantly but can't keep his shot on the turn down as he shoots just over the bar. Great effort.


1-0

3:44PM

41' Crichlow gives the ball away and O'Keefe breaks down the right-wing, he takes too long with the cross however and Iandolo is there to block behind for a corner. The corner delivery is good with O'Connell heading on goal but straight at Ward who saves easily.


0-0

3:38PM

37' Gladwin has just got his thrid goal of the season and that right there is a contender for goal of the season.


1-0

3:37PM

36' GOAL SWINDON


Ben Gladwin on the half volley puts it into the top left corner. Great goal.


1-0

3:33PM

32' O'Keefe puts a fierce cross to the Swindon back-post but Jake Beesley can't stretch enough to get a touch.


0-0

3:31PM

29' Aaron Morley fouls Payne with a high foot in the face. Fans call for a card to be shown but the referee gives nothing more than a free-kick. Gladwin then plays a delightful diagonal ball to Iandolo but the wing-back's cross is blocked for a corner that results in Payne shooting wide from 20 yards out.


0-0

3:25PM

23' Corey O'Keefe brings down Payne on the left of the Rochdale penalty box. Payne whips a left-footed ball into the box with McKirdy rising highest but sending his effort wide.


0-0

3:23PM

21' More good play from Swindon as McKirdy is found by Iandolo with the attacker twisting and turning before shooting a deflected effort out for a corner.


0-0

3:20PM

18' Ellis Iandolo has a big penalty shout turned down after being brought down by Rochdale Captain O'Connell inside the box. There was definite contact but referee Simon Mather waves play on.


0-0

3:18PM

17' Great chance for Swindon goes begging as a ball to the edge of the box finds Gladwin who has all the time in the world but he chooses to shoot and his chipped effort is wide.


0-0

3:16PM

14' McKirdy is in the mood as he runs at the Rochdale defence, stepping over the ball and then shooting with his effort deflected behind for a corner. Payne's delivery to the edge of the box is poor though and Rochdale clear.


0-0

3:15PM

13' Jack Payne breaks on the counter attack after a shot from Rochdale is saved and Ward sends the ball to McKirdy who lays it off for Payne with the attacker breaking on goal but seeing his eventual shot deflected and saved.


0-0

3:13PM

11' Rochdale win a free-kick on the left of the Swindon box. It's aimed towards the back-post, Odimayo's clearance is followed up by a big boot upfield from Simpson but Rochdale win the ball back and have a glancing shot that is deflected behind.


0-0

3:09PM

8' Swindon struggling to get out of their own half in the early exchanges with Rochdale playing some nice football when in possession and causing Town issues with their high press when off the ball. Swindon trying to play it round the back lots but you sense the nerves amongst the defence here.


0-0

3:05PM

4' Rochdale are trying to put pressure on the Swindon defence early in this game with a series of long balls upfield. Town holding firm as things stand and are looking to get forward as Iandolo shoots right-footed from the edge of the box but watches his shot sail wide.


0-0

3:01PM
Whistle

KICK-OFF: Swindon Town get the game underway.


0-0

2:58PM

The teams are out and we are almost ready for kick-off as Swindon Town host Rochdale. Stick with us through 90 minutes of hopefully entertaining football.

2:54PM

So we have just over 5 minutes until kick-off here at the County Ground. The stadium is filling up nicely and a lot of Swindon fans are predicting a big win against a Rochdale side who are winless in their last 5 league games. We're backing Swindon fans to make the right choice predicting a 4-1 home win.

2:42PM

And here is how Rochdale manager Robbie Stockdale lines up his side for today's away trip to the County Ground with Stephen Dooley and Josh Andrews still unavailable through injury.


GK: Coleman

CB: Graham

CB: O'Connell (C)

CB: Dorsett

RM: O'Keefe

CM: Broadbent

CM: Morley

LM: Keoghane

RW: Grant

LW: Cashman

ST: Beesley


SUBS:


Lynch

White

McNulty

Taylor

Newby

Odoh

Kelly

2:38PM

Swindon Town Head Coach, Ben Garner, names an unchanged Swindon Town for just the second time this season as Lewis Ward keeps his place between the sticks.

SWINDON TOWN XI:

GK: Ward

RWB: Hunt

CB: Odimayo

CB: Crichlow

CB: Conroy (C)

LWB: Iandolo

CM: Reed

RM: Gladwin

LM: J Payne

CAM: McKirdy

ST: Simpson


SUBS:


Wollacott

Baudry

Mitchell-Lawson

Gilbert

Williams

Kesler-Hayden

East




2:35PM

So let's take a look at how the two teams line-up coming into today's clash.

2:34PM

Good afternoon and thank you for joining me at the County Ground for today's League Two clash as Swindon Town host Rochdale.

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