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MATCHDAY LIVE: Swindon Town v Colchester United

Good afternoon and welcome back to the County Ground for Total Sport Swindon's Matchday Live coverage as Swindon Town welcome Colchester United to SN1 in the latest round of League Two fixtures. Join our reporter Ryan Walker from 2.30pm as he builds up to match and brings you full live text commentary.

4:52PM
Whistle


FULL-TIME: Swindon Town 0-0 Colchester United

4:51PM

93' Payne whips the ball in, but Colchester clear.


0-0

4:50PM

93' Corner goes out for another corner.


0-0


4:49PM

92' Swindon corner.


0-0

4:47PM

90' There will be 4 minutes of added time.


0-0

4:46PM
Sub

88' Colchester Sub


Off - Wiredu

On - Chilvers


0-0

4:43PM

86' Colchester Sub


Off - Sears

On - Dobra

4:43PM

85' Kesler-Hayden twists and turns inside the Colchester box before shooting left-footed that see's George dive and save well to his left.


0-0

4:40PM

82' Prior to that sub, Gladwin conceded possession in front of Swindon's goal and Colchester captain Tommy Smith smashed a shot from the edge of the box just over the bar of the Town goal.


0-0

4:40PM

82' Swindon sub:


Off - Gilbert

On - Mitchell-Lawson


0-0

4:38PM

80' So there are just ten minutes left in this enthralling encounter. I'm still not sure how Swindon haven't scored but they've got ten minutes to change that.


0-0


4:34PM

76' Kesler-Hayden has acres of space in front of him as he puts a delicious cross into the box with Simpson rising highest but heading his effort off-target. He should've buried that chance.


0-0

4:34PM


76' Today's attendance is 8436.


0-0

4:33PM

75' Play has stopped with a Colchester defender down injured. garner is taking this time to hand out instructions to his players as they take water on board. Swindon have so far had 69% possession and you can sense the frustration around the ground.


0-0

4:25PM

67' Crichlow carries the ball forward and obliges with the crowds demand to shoot. He shoots but his attempt is off-target.


0-0

4:23PM
Sub

65' Colchester Substitution


On - Jasper


Off - Hannant


0-0

4:22PM

64' Swindon are really running this game now with every Town player inside the Colchester half but they just can't find a way through. Colchester aren't defending well, it's more Swindon are struggling with the final ball.


0-0

4:18PM

60' Colchester mount a counter-attack but never really look like troubling Swindon as Sears shoots from outside the Town box off-target.


0-0

4:15PM

55' How have Swindon not scored?! Reed wins the ball back for Swindon on the edge of the United box, Gilbert plays the ball into Kesler-Hayden who is unmarked inside the box but the full-back can't sort his feet out as he trips and loses possession. The passage of play eventually ends as Swindon regain possession and Gilbert shoots from the edge of the box but his effort is off-target.


0-0

4:10PM

52' Swindon make a mistake in their own box and Colchester have the ball in the back of the net but the referee flags for a foul on Wollacott.


Phew.


0-0

4:04PM

47' Attacking the Alan McLoughlin Town End, Gladwin attempts to catch the keeper off his line but his execution is poor and Colchester retain possession.


0-0

4:02PM

45' The players are back out and we are underway again.


0-0

3:46PM


HALF-TIME: Swindon Town 0-0 Colchester United

3:45PM

45' There will be one minute of added time.


0-0

3:43PM

43' Jojo Wollacott is tested from range but saves well down to his right.


0-0

3:42PM

42' Iandolo finds space in front of the U's box again and this time he does use his right-foot as his shot forces a great diving save from George who does well to keep the scores level.


0-0

3:40PM

40' Read is running the show in midfield as his reverse ball into Kesler-Hayden is cleared for a corner. Payne puts the ball unto the box but Colchester defend well.


0-0

3:37PM

37' Gilbert fashions a shot from the edge of the U's box but can't find the target. Swindon becoming increasingly frustrated in front of goal.


0-0

3:35PM

35' Colchester mount a rare attack that ends with Odimayo having to clear behind for a corner. Sears whips the ball into the crowded Town box but Gladwin rises highest to clear the danger.


0-0

3:33PM

32' Swindon are penning back Colchester inside their own half but they just can't find the goalscoring touch as things stand but it's not for a lack of trying. Something must give eventually and the hosts continue to push on.


0-0

3:29PM

29' A series of passes inside the Col box ends with Gilbert shooting low and hard towards the near post of George who does well to save comfortably.


0-0

3:27PM

26' Chance for Colchester as Coxe's cross across the face of the Swindon goal is begging to be tapped in. Freddie Sears is at the back-post but can't get a touch on the ball.


0-0

3:24PM

25' Simpson dinks a ball win behind for Payne to chase and the playmaker gets there as he shoots towards goal with the onrushing George doing well to save with his legs.


0-0

3:23PM

23' Iandolo is beginning to have a growing influence on this match as he dribbles past Coxe on the left-wing before laying the ball off for Reed who see's his shot deflected and eventually cleared. Swindon on top as things stand.


0-0

3:20PM

20' Iandolo hits a beautiful curling effort from the edge of the Colchester box as George parries the ball behind for a corner. Swindon try a training ground move for the set-piece that ends in Kesler-Hayden smashing a shot well over the bar.


0-0

3:14PM

14' Swindon playing the nicer football of the two teams so far. Louis Reed is enjoying lots of the ball in midfield as he plays the ball through to Gilbert this time with the attacked tackled fairly on the edge of the United box.


0-0

3:11PM

11' Odimayo is back on his feet and looks like he will be ok. Play resumes and Swindon have possession.


0-0

3:10PM

10' Akin Odimayo has gone down injured off the ball and seems to be in some discomfort. Rob Hunt has been sent to warm up.


0-0

3:09PM

9' A deep free-kick is played into the Swindon box. The ball eventually falls to Nouble but his shot is well wide and into the Town End.


0-0

3:08PM
Yellow Card

8' Conroy is shown a yellow card for an awful challenge on Alan Judge.


0-0

3:07PM

7' Swindon should be in front as Gilbert's through ball provides a foot race between Simpson and Luke Chambers. Simpson outmuscles the Colchester defender and is through on goal but the ref pulls it back for a foul. How soft has the game got?


0-0

3:05PM

5' Payne attempts a quick long-ball forward for Simpson to chase but he hits it to hard and George comes off his line to claim easily.


0-0

3:04PM

3' Frank Nouble does brilliantly cutting in from the right-wing as he skips past Conroy and smashes a shot to Wollacott's near-post. He saves well and Swindon have possession again.


0-0

3:02PM

2' Swindon break on the counter attack as Reed wins the ball back in midfield. He plays it into Iandolo who has space on the left-wing but his cross is poor and behind for a goal-kick.


0-0

3:01PM

1' A rare nervy moment from Wollacott who dives to claim a low-cross but almost parries the ball into the feet of a Colchester attacker, he claims it at the second time of asking.


0-0

2:59PM
Whistle

KICK-OFF: Colchester get us underway.


0-0

2:57PM

The teams are out and it certainly is a rocking County Ground as fans eagerly anticipate kick-off.

2:55PM

So we are under ten minutes away from kick-off here inside SN1. Can Swindon record their second home win of the season or will their mixed home form continue under manager Ben Garner.


Colchester have struggled at home this season but remain unbeaten away from home and will be looking to continue that impressive record against Swindon today.

2:47PM

In the absence of manager Hayden Mullins who is currently isolating due to Covid, Assistant Manager Alex Dyer makes two changes with both Luke Chambers and Luke Hannant coming into the starting XI.


Colchester United:


S George

L Chambers

T Smith

B Wiredu

L Hannant

C Skuse

F Nouble

A Judge

F Sears

C Daniels

C Coxe


Substitutes:


Clampin

Chilvers

Jasper

Eastman

Dobra

Turner

Tovide

2:43PM


And here is how the visitors line up...

2:41PM

Swindon Town manager Ben Garner has made just the one change from the starting side that drew away to Northampton last time out, with Jonny Williams out injured and Ben Gladwin replacing him.


GK: J Wollacott

LB: E Iandolo

CB: R Crichlow

CB: D Conroy

RB: A Odimayo

CM: L Reed

CM: J Payne

LW: A Gilbert

CAM: B Gladwin

RW: K Hayden

ST: T Simpson


SUBS:


Ward

Baudry

Mitchell-Lawson

Hunt

Parsons

Dabre

East

2:36PM

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


2:34PM

Good afternoon and welcome to the County Ground for today's matchday live coverage as Swindon Town welcome Colchester United to the County Ground.

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