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MATCHDAY LIVE: Swindon Town v Scunthorpe United

SWINDON TOWN will be seeking to extend the gap at the top of the League Two table tonight as Scunthorpe United travel to the County Ground in this re-arranged fixture. Follow along live from 6.45pm as Total Sport Swindon's Ryan Walker brings you all the pre-match build-up and live ball-by-ball commentary.

Follow our live match-day live commentary below from 6.45pm...

9:37PM
Whistle

FULL-TIME: Swindon Town 2-0 Scunthorpe United


It wasn't easy but Swindon showed their class to take all three points in what was an awkward fixture for the hosts.



9:33PM

90' There will be four minutes of added time.


2-0

9:28PM
Sub

85' Swindon Sub


Off - Grant

On - Palmer


2-0

9:25PM

82' Anderson cuts Scunthorpe's defence open with a through ball to Caddis who fires his cross into the Town End...


2-0

9:21PM

78' The ball came from some brilliant play on the edge of the box by Doughty. He turned his man with the ball at his feet, cut the Scunthorpe defence open with a reverse through ball as Doyle chipped over the keeper from close-range.


2-0

9:20PM
Goal

76' GOAL SWINDON


It's Doyle at the double as he clips a delightful chip over Watson to give Swindon a two-nil lead.


2-0

9:19PM

76' Anderson is involved almost immediately as he drives at the Scunthorpe defence. He gets to the edge of the area but can't get the ball out from under his feet as Scunthorpe clear.


1-0

9:16PM
Sub

73' SWINDON SUBSTITUTION


Off - Jaiyesimi

On - Anderson


1-0

9:16PM

73' Scunthorpe Sub


Off - Rowe

On - El-Mhanni


1-0

9:15PM

71' Scunthorpe get another shot on target as Miller strikes a weak shot straight at Benda. The away side would be leading in this game if they could actually finish.


1-0

9:10PM

67' Grant gives the ball away in his own half and Scunthorpe nearly break on Swindon's goal. Edmonds-Green recovers well to intercept.


1-0

9:04PM
Sub

61' SWINDON SUBSTITUTION


Off - Isgrove


On - Muskwe

9:03PM

60' 7583 is the attendance at tonight's game.


1-0

9:03PM

53' CHANCE SCUNTHORPE


Liddle has acres of space on the edge of the Swindon box. He rifles a shot on target but Benda gets behind the ball well to save.


1-0

9:01PM

57' HOW HAS HE NOT SCORED?!


Doughty gets into the box well, he cuts it back for Doyle who is unmarked but he fails to get any power behind his shot and Watson saves easily. That should be two-nil.


1-0

9:00PM

56' OFF THE POST


Isgrove does well to create space on the right-wing and put a dangerous cross into the Scunthorpe box. McCardle is facing his own goal, sticks out a leg to intercept as he hits the ball onto his own post.


1-0

8:56PM

53' Lloyd Isgrove gives away a free-kick deep in the Scunthorpe half. Despite being in front this is sloppy from the home side who keep giving the ball away cheaply.


1-0

8:56PM

48' Swindon are happy to maintain possession at the moment without really threatening. Scunthorpe failing to press which is given the home side plenty of time on the ball.


1-0

8:48PM
Whistle

45' Back underway at the County Ground. Can Swindon keep their lead in tact?


1-0

8:32PM
Whistle

HALF-TIME: Swindon Town 1-0 Scunthorpe United


Eoin Doyle scores his first goal since New Year's Day to give Swindon a deserved lead.

8:31PM

45' One minute of added time to be played.


1-0

8:30PM

44' Jerry Yates now tries to get in on the action as he turns on the edge of the Scunthorpe box but his effort is well over the bar.


1-0

8:29PM

43' As if on cue, chants of we're top of the league echo around the County Ground.


1-0

8:29PM

42' Swindon had been creating pressure for the last 15 minutes. Jaiyesimi looked to have hit his cross too deep but Doyle jumped well to make solid contact and guide the ball into the net.


1-0

8:27PM
Goal

40' GOAL SWINDON


Eoin Doyle has his first goal for Swindon since New Year's Day with a powerful header to the back-post from a Jaiyesimi cross.


1-0

8:24PM

37' OFF THE BAR


Caddis strikes the ball sweetly from a Swindon free-kick on the edge of the box. It's dipping but not quite enough as his effort clips the bar and goes out of play.


0-0

8:23PM

36' This is more like it from Swindon. Doyle dinks the ball over his man with a cute header whilst on the turn, he looks to get a shot away but is brought down on the edge of the box. Free-kick Swindon.


0-0

8:20PM

33' Champagne football from Paul Caddis inside the Scunthorpe box. He Cryuff turns three times with a crowd of opposition players surrounding him as he then nutmegs Rowe on the turn and firing a shot goal bound that is eventually gathered by Watson.


0-0

8:18PM

32' Swindon get back in the Scunthorpe half after what feels like an eternity as they get a corner. The delivery is poor though and the away side clear.


0-0

8:13PM

27' CHANCE SCUNTHORPE


Alex Gilliead fires a shot off on goal from 30 yards put, it whistles past the diving Benda and is out for a corner which comes to nothing.


0-0

8:10PM
Offside

24' OFFSIDE


Isgrove puts in a brilliant cross, Yates looks certain to put it into the net form six-yards out but the flag is up for offside.


0-0

8:08PM

22' Levi Sutton does well for the away side travelling through Swindon's midfield before putting a shot just past the post of Benda.


0-0

8:08PM

20' Swindon have an alarmingly slow pace to their play at the minute. Doughty and Yates take too long to put a cross into the Scunthorpe box, the away side clear and a long-ball over the top causes problems for Swindon with Broadbent having to clear for a corner.


0-0.

8:04PM

18' Caddis plays a ball high into the Scunthorpe box as he attempts to pick out Doyle but Watson comes off his line to collect easily.


0-0

8:01PM

14' The match is getting a little bit scrappy as deemed is deemed to have fouled McArdle on the right edge of Swindon's box. Liddle puts the ball into the box but offside is given.


0-0

7:59PM

13' The ball is whipped in by Liddle, but Swindon clear well.


0-0

7:58PM

12' Scunthorpe win the first corner of the match down at the Town End.


0-0

7:57PM

11' Jaiyesimi does well inside the Scunthorpe box, nutmegging one player before firing a shot at the near post. He goes down in the box but referee waves play on.


0-0

7:56PM

10' With ten minutes gone Swindon are looking comfortable so far as they dominate possession and creating space well down the wings.


0-0

7:52PM

6' Early showings suggest Swindon are playing a 4-2-3-1 formation. In the meantime, James Perch does well to glide through Swindon's midfield. He gets a shot off but it's tame and off target.


0-0

7:50PM
Yellow Card

3' A dangerous tackle is put in on Fryers by Jai Rowe just inside the Scunthorpe half. Yellow card is shown for the challenge.


0-0

7:47PM

1' Swindon create a good chance early on. Isgrove gets down the right-hand side well and whips in a low cross for Yates but it's intercepted.


0-0

7:46PM

KICK-OFF: Scunthorpe get the game underway.


0-0

7:43PM

The teams are out at the County Ground. Swindon will be captained by Michael Doughty tonight.

7:40PM

There are just over five minutes until kick-off at the County Ground, here are the Total Sport Swindon's predictions ahead of kick-off.


Ryan: Swindon 2-1 Scunthorpe

Rajan: Swindon 4-0 Scunthorpe

7:38PM

A quick recap of the table coming into tonight's clash sees Swindon sitting top of the table on 66 points with Crewe - who play Exeter tonight - just one point behind Richie Wellens's side.



7:26PM

Since arriving at SN1 in November, Wellens has completely turned around the mood at Swindon with smart business in the summer and January seeing Town deservedly sit top of League Two.


It's no surprise that Blackpool were sniffing around in an attempt to lure Wellens to the Seasiders, but the new deal sends a big statement out that Wellens is here to stay.

7:17PM

BREAKING NEWS: Richie Wellens has officially put pen to paper on his new deal with Swindon Town. He will stay at the club until 2023.

7:15PM

Swindon Town are in a hot run of form at the County Ground this season having lost just three times in the league at the County Ground.

7:13PM

Scunthorpe are a side in a good patch of form at the moment having gone unbeaten in their last two league fixtures.


However coming up against top of the league Swindon will present Russ Wilcox' side with a different challenge.


Scunthorpe haven't won at the County Ground since 2017, that match sent Swindon down to League Two.

7:09PM

If you want to read more from Wellens then you can read our write-up following yesterday's press conference HERE.

7:08PM

The main talking point coming into tonight is Richie Wellens revelation that he has not yet put pen to paper on the STFC contract that was announced by the official club website last week.


Speaking to Total Sport Swindon at his pre-match press conference yesterday, Wellens said:


“I haven’t actually signed it yet,” said Wellens. 


“We’re very close to sorting it out and I can’t see any problems arising. 


“When it gets sorted I think that will be the right time to talk about it,” he added. 


“If you read into it, it says agreed terms. Agreed and signed are two different things. 


“Hopefully we can get it sorted as soon as possible,” said the STFC manager. 

7:05PM

Scunthorpe United line up as follows:


SCUNTHORPE XI: Watson, Perch, Gabriel, Butroid, Gilliead, Sutton, McArdle, Miller, Bedau, Rowe, Liddle

6:58PM

Richie Wellens' has made just one change for tonight's match.


Tom Broadbent has come in for Rob Hunt. We expect that Hunt has picked up an injury however Wellens didn't state this in his pre-match press conference yesterday.


SWINDON XI: Benda, Caddis, Broadbent, Edmonds-Green, Fryers, Grant, Doughty, Isgrove, Jaiyesimi, Yates, Doyle.

6:53PM

Firstly, let's start with tonight's team news.

6:53PM

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