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MATCHDAY LIVE: Swindon Town v Blackpool FC

Good afternoon and welcome back to the County Ground for Total Sport Swindon's Matchday Live blog for full coverage of Swindon Town v Blackpool in the EFL League One. Join our reporter Ryan Walker from 2.35pm as he brings you all the pre-match build-up and live commentary.

4:54PM

FULL-TIME: Swindon Town 0-2 Blackpool

4:49PM


90' Five minutes added time to be played.


0-2

4:38PM

79' Embleton toys with the Swindon defence as he dribbles around the edge of the box before shooting wide.


0-2

4:36PM
Sub

77' Blackpool SUBSTITUTION:


Off - Gretarsson


On - Thorniley


0-2

4:29PM
Sub

70' SWINDON SUBSTITUTIONS


Off - Pitman, Caddis, Thompson, Twine


On - T Smith, Grounds, J Grant, Hope


0-2

4:25PM
Sub

67' BLACKPOOL SUBSTITUTION


Off - Simms

On - Mitchell


0-2




4:25PM

66' Pitman tries to shoot first-time from just inside the Blackpool box but puts his shot wide.


0-2


4:24PM

64' After watching that goal back it's hard to see why the flag didn't go up for offside. There's still 25 minutes left in this game and Swindon have time to rescue a point.


0-0

4:21PM

62' Payne shoots from just inside the Blackpool box and forces a great save from Maxwell. This game suddenly appears to have burst into life.


0-2

4:20PM
Goal

60' GOAL BLACKPOOL


Yates rounds Camp to score on his return to the County Ground. Big shouts for offside.


0-2


4:18PM

59' Garbutt lines the ball up and shoots from 30 yards. His shot goes along the ground and wide of Camp's goal.


0-1


4:17PM


58'; Not much to write home about as things stand. Blackpool looking the more likely of the teams to score as Swindon sit deep without offering much going forward. Garrick fouls Kaikai inside the Swindon half just now.


0-1

4:09PM

50' Much like the first-half, Swindon have started by attacking down the right-wing as Garrick and Caddis combine to create space as the latter puts a low cross into the box that Gretarsson has to deal with.


0-1

4:04PM

Blackpool get us back underway.


0-1

3:47PM


HALF-TIME: Swindon Town 0-1 Blackpool

3:47PM

45' Gabriel played the through ball into the path of Simms with the winger getting the better of Iandolo who thought about fouling but didn't as the winger smashed his effort on the half-volley to get his fourth goal of the season.


0-1

3:45PM
Goal

43' GOAL BLACKPOOL


Simms on the half-volley gets past Iandolo to fire past Camp.


0-1

3:41PM

39' Approaching half-time at the County Ground and neither goalkeeper has been tested so far. Swindon will be the happier of the two sides as things stand.


0-0

3:36PM

35' Payne plays the corner short to Palmer who puts the ball into the box but Blackpool clear with ease.


0-0


3:36PM

34' Camp finds Caddis with a goal-kick and the full-back is off down the right-wing as he wins Swindon their first c corner of the game.


0-0

3:32PM

31' Blackpool are growing frustrated in this game as Embleton shoots from outside the edge of the box straight into the Town End.


0-0

3:28PM

27' Jerry Yates attempts a shot from the edge of the box and wins a corner. Kaikai pits a good corner into the box but Swindon clear well.


0-0

3:27PM


25' This game seems to have gone a bit dead with neither side looking likely of scoring as things stand. Swindon look a lot more confident than they did in their last game against Gillingham and will fancy themselves in this one the longer the game stays goalless.


0-0

3:18PM

17' Dougall picks up a yellow card for a nasty challenge on Payne on the halfway line.


0-0


3:17PM

15' Yates has a chance inside the box after latching onto Dougall's through ball. Yates controls it well and looks to shoot but Odimayo blocks to put it behind for a corner that comes to nothing.


0-0

3:16PM

13' Swindon are looking to switch the ball lots in this game early on as they try to create space on the wings, this time Iandolo tries to switch it to Garrick but he puts too much on the ball.


0-0

3:13PM


11' Embleton puts a cross into the Swindon box from the right-wing but Simms is unable to get a head on it as the ball goes out for a goal-kick.


0-0

3:10PM


6' Swindon have had the best chance of the game so far. Blackpool starting to grow into the game but Swindon are doing well to control possession and the tempo of this game.


0-0

3:05PM

4' Chance Swindon


Garrick wins the ball back on the right-wing and gets away from his man before cutting the ball back for Pitman who is waiting inside the box. He makes contact but puts his effort wide.


0-0

3:05PM

3' Both teams knocking the ball around nicely at the moment.


0-0

3:01PM
Whistle

KICK-OFF: Swindon get us underway.


0-0

2:59PM

The players are out and we are almost ready to go at the County Ground.


Our prediction for this one, 2-2.



2:56PM

Swindon's new-look defence has managed to keep two clean-sheets since being out together for the away victory against Fleetwood. However today's high-flying opposition will prove an even tougher test with the returning Jerry Yates in great form having scored 17 goals this season with 15 of them coming in the league.


2:53PM

And here is how Blackpool line-up for today's clash, with Jerry Yates returning to the County Ground for the first time since he left the club in the summer.


BLACKPOOL XI:


GK: Maxwell

RB: Gabriel

CB: Turton

CB: Gretarsson

LB: Garbutt

CM: Dougall

CM: Ward

RW: Embleton

LW: Kaikai

ST: Yates

ST: Simms


SUBSTITUTIONS


Moore

Thorniley

Ballard

Mitchell

Robson

Antwi

Apter



2:50PM

Swindon manager John Sheridan has made just one change from the team that beat Bristol Rovers with winger Jordon Garrick coming in for Joel Grant.


Anthony Grant remains at centre-back as Swindon look for a third consecutive clean-sheet.


Swindon Town XI:


GK: Lee Camp

CB: A Odimayo

CB: A Grant

CB: E Iandolo

RWB: P Caddis

LWB: D Thompson

CM: M Palmer

CM: J Payne

RW: J Garrick

LW: S Twine


SUBSTITUTIONS:


A Matthews

T Curran

J Grounds

T Smith

J Grant

Omotoye

Hope

2:45PM

So with 15 minutes till kick-off, let's take a look at how the two teams line-up for today's fixture.

2:45PM

Swindon currently sit just one point above the League One relegation zone on 37 points, whereas today's visitors are looking favourites to secure a playoff spot this season occupying 8th place in the league standings on 57 points, with multiple games in hand on those teams around them.


2:43PM

Blackpool are in an ever greater run of form with Neil Critchley's side unbeaten in 11 games, winning six and drawing five times to rise up the table into the playoff zone.

2:41PM

Swindon haven't kicked a ball for 10 days, but they come into today's match high on confidence after stringing together back-to-back wins for the first time this season securing victories over Fleetwood and Bristol Rovers to lift them out of the relegation zone.


2:38PM

Good afternoon and welcome back to the County Ground as Swindon Town take on Blackpool in the latest round League One fixtures.

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