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MATCHDAY LIVE: Swindon Town v Bristol Rovers

Good afternoon and welcome to another Total Sport Swindon Matchday Live blog as Swindon Town welcome local rivals Bristol Rovers to the County Ground in this hotly-anticipated League One clash. Join Total Sport Swindon's Ryan Walker from 2pm as we bring you all the pre-match build-up and live commentary across 90 minutes.

4:54PM

FULL-TIME: Swindon Town 1-0 Bristol Rovers

4:51PM

90' Three minutes of added time. 1-0


4:48PM

88' Bristol win two quick corners. 1-0

4:47PM


86' Hope has a chance to finish this game as the ball bounces into his path from close-range but he slices his shot into the Town stand.


1-0

4:43PM

82' BIG SAVE


Swindon don't deal with the ball on the edge of their box and it falls to McCormick who smashes the ball first time with Kovar diving to his right to save and keep Swindon's lead in tact.


1-0

4:37PM

76' Matt Smith put a great ball into the box from a free-kick and Pitman forced his way through a crowd of players to head past the keeper and give Swindon the lead.


1-0

4:36PM


75' GOAL SWINDON


Brett Pitman scores to give Swindon the lead.


1-0

4:34PM

73' BRISTOL SUBSTITUTION


Off - Harries

On - Westbrooke


0-0

4:31PM
Sub

71' SWINDON SUBSTITUTION


Off - Payne

On - J Grant


0-0


4:29PM

68' Swindon win a corner after some neat play around the box. 0-0


4:25PM

65' Hope tries to curl it into the top corner from 25 yards out and it's close with his effort going just wide. 0-0

4:24PM
Yellow Card

64' Odimayo is shown a yellow card for a bad challenge on the halfway line. 0-0


4:22PM
Yellow Card

62' Jonathan Grounds is shown a yellow card. 0-0

4:20PM

59' If you're wondering why there isn't many updates, it's because there isn't much to report on. Both sides failing to make simple passes and no one creating anything.


0-0

4:15PM
Sub

56' SWINDON SUBSTITUTION


Off - J Smith

On - J Stevens

4:10PM


49' That corner goes behind for a third corner which Swindon eventually clear.


0-0

4:09PM

48' Hanlan wins a corner as his shot is deflected. Baudry heads well but it's out for another corner.


0-0

4:05PM

45' Swindon get us underway.


0-0

4:05PM

The players are back out.


0-0

3:48PM


HALF-TIME: Swindon Town 0-0 Bristol Rovers

3:46PM

45' Two minutes of added time.


0-0

3:41PM

39' Grant has gone down injured inside the Swindon box after defending well up against McCormick. He screams for help as he went down. This doesn't look good.


0-0

3:39PM
Yellow Card

37' Dion Donohue is shown the games first yellow card after hacking down Hare on the halfway line.


0-0


3:37PM

35' Odimayo picks the ball up on the edge of the area, he shoots, but a deflection takes away any power behind his shot and the keeper saves easily. 0-0

3:30PM

29' Jonny Smith puts a cross into a dangerous position, Pitman connects with his head but it's a comfortable save from the keeper.


0-0

3:26PM

25' Nicholson goes on a marauding run through Swindon's defence, Grounds can't keep up with him as Baudry is called into action and blocks well.


0-0


3:25PM

23' Rovers spring a quick counter-attack with Brandon Hanlan spearheading the attack. He gets into the Swindon area but sends his shot wide. 0-0

3:23PM


21' Donohue plays a nice reverse ball into the path of Payne inside the Rovers area, but Payne thinks he's offside and wildly wastes his shot. No flag went up though and that was a golden chance wasted.


0-0

3:18PM

16' Swindon have a free-kick on the left-hand edge of Rovers box. Payne takes it but his delivery is poor and Rovers clear easily.


0-0

3:16PM


15' Payne and Smith interlink well around the edge of the Rovers area with the former striking the ball cleanly but sending his effort wide.


0-0

3:12PM

10' The corner is good, Nicholson rises highest and makes a good connection but his effort is off target.


0-0

3:11PM

10' Rovers win their first corner.


0-0

3:10PM

9' Bristol win a free-kick 30 yards out as Donohue bodychecks a Rovers player.


0-0

3:10PM

8' Swindon take a free-kick short, Payne lines up a shot but it's blocked well.


0-0

3:08PM

6' Swindon are enjoying some good possession down the left. Donohue puts a first-time cross into thew Rovers area but it's too close to the keeper who collects comfortably.


0-0

3:06PM

4' This game looks set to be a lively one. Both teams showing lots of attacking intent but there is some good defending on show already. Bristol like to put high balls into the box but Swindon are staying strong.



3:03PM

1' Pitman gives away a free-kick on the halfway line. Swindon defend well and it comes to nothing.


0-0

3:01PM

KICK-OFF: Bristol get us underway.


0-0


2:59PM

The team's are out and we are almost ready for kick-off. Come on Swindon!

2:51PM

We're just ten minutes from kick-off at the County Ground, what are your score predictions? Tweet us at @totalsportswin or comment below!


We're going 2-1.

2:46PM

And here is how today's visitors line-up:


Jaakola

Hare

Harries

Ehmer (C)

Kilgour

Tutonda

Grant

Upson

McCormick

Nicholson

Hanlan


2:44PM

Swindon Town XI:


Swindon make four changes from the team that lost in the midweek against Accrington Stanley.


Matej Kovar comes back in between the sticks as Joe Fryer is relegated to the bench, whilst Paul Caddis is also dropped.


4-2-3-1


GK: M Kovar

RB: A Odimayo

CB: J Grounds

CB: M Baudry

LB: D Donohue

CM: M Smith

CM: A Grant

RW: J Smith

CAM: J Payne

LW: H Hope

ST: B Pitman


2:40PM

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

2:37PM

Good afternoon and welcome to Total Sport Swindon's Matchday Live commentary of Swindon Town v Bristol Rovers. You join us on a bleak and weary Saturday afternoon as Swindon look to avoid a fourth home defeat of the season.

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