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Swansea 2 - Swindon 1

Liberty Stadium

11/4/06

Attendance: 12,465

Swansea 2-1 Swindon

Swansea City came back from behind to get 3 vital points against Swindon Town at the Liberty Stadium.

Super-sub Adrian Forbes scored the winner late on as we all breathed a sigh of relief at the final whistle.

Jackett made 2 changes to the side that lost at Vale Park on Saturday. O'Leary was missing with injury so Martinez was re-instated in centre midfield.

Leon Knight was back on the bench meaning Robinson started out wide on the left.

Owain Tudur-Jones was having a much more lively game than late and was involved in a lot of our attacks early on.

Within 5 minutes, he put a pass into Robinson but his shot was blocked by the keeper. Moments later the young midfielder then had a shot deflected over.

We dominated the game but we were punished for poor finishing in front of goal. Robinson really should have scored late on in the first half, but somehow he managed to blaze the ball over the bar.

Robinson again had a great opportunity to open the scoring not long after the restart. His shot went off target after being put through by Trundle.

Jackett then made a double change around the hour mark. Fallon came on to face his old club, replacing Akinfenwa and Britton made way for Forbes.

Straight after Robinson's poor miss, Swindon went ahead. Keith Lowe's poor header meant Shakes was through on goal and made no mistake in beating Gueret in goal.

Robinson had missed 2, and Trundle then missed 2 more great scoring chances.

Jackett then made his 3rd and final chance with 22 minutes remaining. Williams came on for Lowe, which meant Tate moved into the centre of defence.

It looked like it was one of those days when luck wasn't with us, and a goal just wasn't going to come, but the equaliser finally did on 72 minutes.

Robinson made no mistake this time from 6 yards courtesy of a pass from Fallon. His 17th goal this season and you really have to admire his performances of late. His father is seriously ill with cancer which meant he was unable to play at Port Vale but he's returned this week with a vital goal.

The game was then won 7 minutes later thanks to super-sub Adrian Forbes. Robinson's excellent long ball found Forbes, he beat the offside trap before striking the ball home from 12 yards.

With Colchester also winning, it was 3 points that were a must tonight, anything less and there'd be a battle on for a playoff spot.

It really should have been 3-1 at the end though as Trundle could have put Fallon through on goal to score against his former club but selfishly he went on on his own.

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View Match Stats of the game here

Swansea: Gueret, Tate, Monk, Lowe (Williams 68), Ricketts, Britton (Forbes 61), Robinson, Tudur-Jones, Martinez, Akinfenwa (Fallon 61), Trundle.
Subs Not Used: Knight, Murphy.

Booked: Tate.

Goals: Robinson 72, Forbes 79.

Swindon: Evans, Jack Smith, O'Hanlon, Nicholas, Brown, Shakes, Whalley (Cureton 81), Comyn-Platt, Diagouraga (Miglioranzi 75), McPhee, Peacock (Jutkiewicz 41).
Subs Not Used: Jenkins, Pook.

Booked: Diagouraga.

Goals: Shakes 62.

Att: 12,465

Ref: N Swarbrick (Lancashire).




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Date:Tuesday April 11 2006

Time: 11:22PM

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Just what the Doctor ordered , well done lads and a great fight back .
JACK_THE_LAD
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12/04/2006 09:07:00

the millers are soon to be in town- we will pack the away end
millers4eva
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12/04/2006 12:27:00

well done last night, you had us worried
millers4eva
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12/04/2006 12:27:00

dont think we can catch you now after that flukey win! and i thought the win at cardiff would put you off!
vertigo_red
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12/04/2006 14:52:00

enjoy your new life in league divison 1 vertigo!
troika dog
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12/04/2006 19:35:00

Great win listened to it on the radio...well done!
jonesey0910
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12/04/2006 19:37:00

good win boys. Ricketts played much better that he has been. great comeback boys.
mattyjones
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12/04/2006 20:31:00

we can beat blackpool rotherham and chesterfield .southend and oldham will be trickey but i reckon we can do it!anyone know who the top 6 have left?
troika dog
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12/04/2006 21:51:00

Yes great comeback. We could have had a few more. Keep it up gonna be close run in. Come On City!
T5swan
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13/04/2006 00:24:00

FAO Troika Dog Call me sad but I answered your plea.Top 6 remaining games excluding Southend. BRENTFORD: Rotherham (A), Blackpool (H), Swindon (A), Hartlepool (H), Bournemouth (A) COLCHESTER: Chesterfield (A), Tranmere (H), Bournemouth (A), Rotherham (H), Yeovil (A) HUDDERSFIELD: Bournemouth (A), Chesterfield (H), Walsall (A), Yeovil (H), Swindon (A) BARNSLEY: Oldham (A), Southend (H), Blackpool (A), Bradford (H), Walsall (A) OLDHAM: Barnsley (H), Bristol C (A), Swansea (H), Doncaster (A), Scunthorpe (H) Didnt think it was worth doing Forest, Red.
T5swan
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13/04/2006 18:42:00

well done t5swan!
troika dog
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13/04/2006 22:24:00

good greif another sitting on the edge of your seat match . Good win but made a meal off it .
sbrjack
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14/04/2006 17:36:00

 

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