Substitute Alan Connell's late winner left Swindon on the brink of promotion to League One as they saw off Plymouth at the County Ground.

Connell sealed victory with a shot on the turn from seven yards.

The Robins will have to wait until Tuesday's League Two trip to Aldershot for their next chance to secure a top-three place.

Promotion rivals Torquay United and Crawley Town both drew meaning Swindon need a point to go up.

Paul Benson went close to opening the scoring for Swindon in the first half when he nodded a Paul Caddis cross against the crossbar.

Ashley Hemmings almost put Plymouth ahead after the break but his shot went agonisingly wide.

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Plymouth Argyle manager Carl Fletcher told BBC Radio Devon:

"We were disappointed after the goal came in late. We felt we didn't deserve to lose.

"We knew they would come out strong. We did our job in the first half, but we were a bit better in the second half with the players getting stronger and stronger.

"Everybody worked hard defensively. The lads are disappointed."

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (6)

Swindon

  • 35 Foderingham
  • 02 McEveley Booked
  • 04 Flint Booked
  • 05 Devera
  • 07 Caddis
  • 08 Ferry
  • 13 Risser (Smith - 74' )
  • 22 Holmes
  • 09 Benson
  • 23 De Vita (Rooney - 58' )
  • 34 Murray (Connell - 55' Booked )

Substitutes

  • 15 Thompson
  • 19 Rooney
  • 21 Gabilondo
  • 24 Smith
  • 17 Connell

Plymouth Argyle

  • 23 Cole
  • 02 Berry
  • 05 Purse
  • 14 Bhasera Booked
  • 22 Blanchard
  • 03 Williams
  • 08 Walton (Hourihane - 87' )
  • 15 Young
  • 19 Wotton
  • 11 Feeney Booked (Fletcher - 73' )
  • 32 MacDonald (Hemmings - 62' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Larrieu
  • 07 Daley
  • 20 Hourihane
  • 10 Fletcher
  • 31 Hemmings
Ref: Mathieson
Att: 10,422

Match Stats

Shots

8 4

On target

3 1

Corners

7 2

Fouls

11 10

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:11 Full time

Full Time The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.

90:00 +3:58

Steve Fletcher takes a shot. Wesley Foderingham makes a save.

90:00 +1:21

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul Caddis by Robbie Williams. Direct free kick taken by Paul Caddis.

90:00 +0:35

Luke Young produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the target.

89:31

Onismor Bhasera has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.

89:12

Unfair challenge on Onismor Bhasera by Paul Caddis results in a free kick. Robbie Williams takes the direct free kick.

86:50

Free kick taken by Wesley Foderingham.

86:50 Substitution

Substitution Conor Hourihane comes on in place of Simon Walton.

86:50

Durrell Berry gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Luke Rooney.

83:57

Luke Rooney provided the assist for the goal.

83:57 Goal scored

Goal! - Alan Connell - Swindon 1 - 0 Plymouth Alan Connell grabs a goal from inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Swindon 1-0 Plymouth.

81:29

Lee Holmes has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide left of the goal.

79:09

Luke Rooney takes a short corner.

75:45

Paul Wotton takes the direct free kick.

75:45 Booking

Booking Jay McEveley receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.

75:38

Jay McEveley challenges Luke Young unfairly and gives away a free kick.

74:53

Ashley Hemmings fouled by Jonathan Smith, the ref awards a free kick. Robbie Williams crosses the ball in from the free kick.

73:43

Direct free kick taken by Darren Purse.

73:43 Booking

Booking Alan Connell is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

73:39 Substitution

Substitution Jonathan Smith joins the action as a substitute, replacing Oliver Risser.

73:39

Luke Young fouled by Alan Connell, the ref awards a free kick.

72:39 Substitution

Substitution Steve Fletcher comes on in place of Warren Feeney.

69:19

Luke Rooney takes a shot. Durrell Berry gets a block in.

66:48

Unfair challenge on Simon Walton by Lee Holmes results in a free kick. Robbie Williams takes the direct free kick.

64:36

Lee Holmes takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar.

62:52

Ashley Hemmings produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that goes wide left of the target.

61:31 Substitution

Substitution Alex MacDonald goes off and Ashley Hemmings comes on.

59:48

The free kick is swung in left-footed by Luke Young, Oliver Risser manages to make a clearance.

59:48 Booking

Booking The referee shows Aden Flint a yellow card.

59:39

Free kick awarded for a foul by Aden Flint on Warren Feeney.

58:45

Wesley Foderingham takes the free kick.

58:45 Booking

Booking Onismor Bhasera receives a caution.

58:31

Aden Flint fouled by Onismor Bhasera, the ref awards a free kick.

57:35 Substitution

Substitution Raffaele De Vita leaves the field to be replaced by Luke Rooney.

54:29 Substitution

Substitution Alan Connell is brought on as a substitute for Ronan Murray.

50:22

Corner taken right-footed by Paul Wotton from the left by-line, clearance made by Paul Benson.

47:37

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Darren Purse by Ronan Murray. Jake Cole takes the free kick.

45:38

Foul by Simon Walton on Oliver Risser, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Aden Flint.

45:01

The second half kicks off.

45:00 +0:59 Half time

Half Time The whistle is blown to end the first half.

43:39

Lee Holmes crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, clearance made by Jake Cole.

43:39 Booking

Booking Warren Feeney is booked.

43:09

Free kick awarded for a foul by Warren Feeney on Paul Caddis.

41:48

Alex MacDonald gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Raffaele De Vita. Wesley Foderingham restarts play with the free kick.

41:10

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Paul Wotton played to the near post, Oliver Risser makes a clearance.

39:44

Corner taken right-footed by Raffaele De Vita from the left by-line to the near post, Simon Walton makes a clearance.

39:15

Corner taken left-footed by Lee Holmes from the right by-line, clearance by Robbie Williams.

38:37

Corner taken by Raffaele De Vita from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by Simon Walton.

37:28

Durrell Berry fouled by Paul Benson, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Luke Young from right channel.

36:27

Oliver Risser concedes a free kick for a foul on Luke Young. Darren Purse takes the direct free kick.

35:23

Free kick awarded for a foul by Robbie Williams on Lee Holmes. Jay McEveley crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel.

29:10

Raffaele De Vita takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Simon Walton manages to make a clearance.

27:22

Warren Feeney concedes a free kick for a foul on Oliver Risser. Jay McEveley takes the free kick.

22:34

Effort on goal by Simon Ferry from just outside the area goes harmlessly over the target.

21:47

Free kick awarded for a foul by Darren Purse on Ronan Murray. Free kick taken by Paul Caddis.

20:49

Ronan Murray is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Jake Cole takes the indirect free kick.

20:21

Simon Ferry takes a shot. Jake Cole makes a save.

17:32

Unfair challenge on Luke Young by Oliver Risser results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Darren Purse.

16:40

Oliver Risser concedes a free kick for a foul on Simon Walton. Jake Cole takes the direct free kick.

15:55

Free kick awarded for a foul by Onismor Bhasera on Ronan Murray. Free kick taken by Paul Caddis.

15:21

The assistant referee flags for offside against Paul Benson. Indirect free kick taken by Darren Purse.

13:40

Aden Flint produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.

13:13

Corner taken right-footed by Raffaele De Vita from the left by-line to the near post, Paul Wotton manages to make a clearance.

7:32

Paul Benson takes a shot.

7:06

Lee Holmes decides to take the corner short.

0:00

The match gets underway.

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