Alan Navarro scored twice on his debut to send Swindon through to the second round of the League Cup at the expense of his former club Brighton.

The visitors looked in control in the first half but were left stunned by a revitalised Swindon after the break.

Paul Benson gave Town the lead from Navarro's well-worked free-kick.

The ex-Seagulls midfielder opened his account when he hooked the ball into the top corner, and made it 3-0 with a deflected shot over Tomasz Kuszczak.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Swindon Town midfielder Alan Navarro told BBC Wiltshire:

"I couldn't ask for any more. It was a great performance from the boys.

"I'm not used to getting two goals in a game. It topped off a great night against my old team.

"It wasn't just about my goals; the whole team performed to a point where Brighton couldn't break us down.

"The gaffer told us to just keep believing we could win the game and that's what we did."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (5)

Swindon

  • 01 Foderingham
  • 02 Archibald-Henville
  • 03 McEveley
  • 05 Devera
  • 06 Navarro Booked (Ferry - 82' )
  • 10 Ritchie
  • 12 McCormack
  • 18 Miller
  • 14 Benson (Storey - 89' )
  • 16 Williams
  • 23 De Vita (Rooney - 87' )

Substitutes

  • 30 Bedwell
  • 04 Flint
  • 15 Thompson
  • 07 Rooney
  • 08 Ferry
  • 13 Risser
  • 20 Storey

Brighton

  • 29 Kuszczak
  • 02 Bruno
  • 03 Greer
  • 05 Dunk
  • 28 Bridge
  • 11 Noone
  • 15 Vicente
  • 17 Harley (Calderon - 56' )
  • 18 Dicker (Agdestein - 66' )
  • 26 Bridcutt
  • 09 Barnes Booked

Substitutes

  • 16 Ankergren
  • 06 El-Abd
  • 14 Calderon
  • 22 Painter
  • 38 Dickenson
  • 36 Oatway
  • 23 Agdestein
Ref: D'Urso
Att: 5,737

Match Stats

Shots

7 7

On target

5 4

Corners

3 8

Fouls

10 11

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:17 Full time

Full Time The match has reached full-time.

90:00 +2:31

Lewis Dunk concedes a free kick for a foul on Miles Storey. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Matt Ritchie, save made by Tomasz Kuszczak.

90:00 +0:59

Foul by Simon Ferry on Rodriguez Vicente, free kick awarded. Rodriguez Vicente takes the direct free kick.

88:43 Substitution

Substitution Miles Storey on for Paul Benson.

88:29

Effort from deep inside the area by Craig Noone misses to the left of the target.

85:48

Direct free kick taken by Alan McCormack.

85:48 Substitution

Substitution Luke Rooney on for Raffaele De Vita.

85:48 Booking

Booking Ashley Barnes is booked.

85:23

Ashley Barnes challenges Simon Ferry unfairly and gives away a free kick.

84:50

The ball is delivered by Craig Noone, save made by Wes Foderingham.

84:37

A cross is delivered by Rodriguez Vicente, clearance by Alan McCormack.

84:16

Short corner taken by Rodriguez Vicente from the right by-line.

84:06

Centre by Saltor Bruno, clearance by Troy Archibald-Henville.

81:18 Substitution

Substitution Simon Ferry joins the action as a substitute, replacing Alan Navarro.

81:04

Liam Bridcutt crosses the ball.

80:04

Saltor Bruno takes a outswinging corner.

79:52

Rodriguez Vicente delivers the ball, Alan McCormack makes a clearance.

78:03

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alan McCormack by Saltor Bruno. Free kick taken by Jay McEveley.

76:06

Corner taken left-footed by Rodriguez Vicente from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Alan McCormack.

74:51

The assist for the goal came from Paul Benson.

74:51 Goal scored

Goal! - Alan Navarro - Swindon 3 - 0 Brighton Alan Navarro finds the back of the net with a goal from outside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Swindon 3-0 Brighton.

73:43

Rodriguez Vicente decides to take a short corner, clearance by Alan McCormack.

73:25

Short corner worked by Rodriguez Vicente.

69:57

Corner taken by Matt Ritchie.

69:40

Matt Ritchie takes a shot. Clearance made by Lewis Dunk.

68:54

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Matt Ritchie, save by Tomasz Kuszczak.

68:13

Saltor Bruno concedes a free kick for a foul on Raffaele De Vita. Direct free kick taken by Jay McEveley.

67:25

Raffaele De Vita takes a shot. Tomasz Kuszczak makes a save.

65:35 Substitution

Substitution Torbjorn Agdestein is brought on as a substitute for Gary Dicker.

64:46

Andy Williams provided the assist for the goal.

64:46 Goal scored

Goal! - Alan Navarro - Swindon 2 - 0 Brighton Alan Navarro scores a goal from inside the penalty box to the top right corner of the goal. Swindon 2-0 Brighton.

64:26

Free kick awarded for a foul by Inigo Calderon on Alan McCormack. Free kick taken by Wes Foderingham.

63:45

Craig Noone takes a outswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post.

63:32

Rodriguez Vicente takes a shot. Save by Wes Foderingham.

62:13

Craig Noone produces a cross, Alan McCormack manages to make a clearance.

62:04

The ball is sent over by Rodriguez Vicente.

61:01

Matt Ritchie has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the goal.

59:46

Centre by Craig Noone.

58:29

Lewis Dunk gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul Benson. Alan Navarro takes the direct free kick.

57:05

Craig Noone sends in a cross.

55:07 Substitution

Substitution Inigo Calderon is brought on as a substitute for Ryan Harley.

54:29

Unfair challenge on Gary Dicker by Matt Ritchie results in a free kick. Liam Bridcutt takes the free kick.

53:38

Short corner worked by Raffaele De Vita.

52:23

The assist for the goal came from Tommy Miller.

52:23 Goal scored

Goal! - Paul Benson - Swindon 1 - 0 Brighton Paul Benson finds the net with a goal from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Swindon 1-0 Brighton.

51:29

Free kick awarded for a foul by Saltor Bruno on Andy Williams. Alan Navarro restarts play with the free kick.

51:16

Ryan Harley takes a shot. Troy Archibald-Henville gets a block in.

50:35

Rodriguez Vicente takes the free kick.

50:35 Booking

Booking Alan Navarro is shown a yellow card.

50:17

Alan Navarro concedes a free kick for a foul on Craig Noone.

46:22

Raffaele De Vita concedes a free kick for a foul on Saltor Bruno. Gordon Greer takes the free kick.

45:34

Rodriguez Vicente takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.

45:01

The game restarts for the second half.

45:00 +1:20 Half time

Half Time The first half comes to an end.

45:00 +0:56

Shot from 20 yards from Ashley Barnes. Save by Wes Foderingham.

45:00 +0:28

Ryan Harley challenges Alan Navarro unfairly and gives away a free kick. Alan McCormack takes the direct free kick.

43:53

Craig Noone produces a cross.

39:45

Saltor Bruno challenges Raffaele De Vita unfairly and gives away a free kick. Raffaele De Vita delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel.

37:24

Shot by Saltor Bruno from 25 yards. Save by Wes Foderingham.

35:29

Foul by Matt Ritchie on Wayne Bridge, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed by Rodriguez Vicente, clearance by Troy Archibald-Henville.

35:04

Gary Dicker fouled by Alan Navarro, the ref awards a free kick. Gordon Greer restarts play with the free kick.

32:06

Header from deep inside the penalty area by Paul Benson goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

30:44

Wayne Bridge fouled by Paul Benson, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Wayne Bridge.

30:10

A cross is delivered by Wayne Bridge.

19:56

Ryan Harley is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Joe Devera.

18:07

The assistant referee flags for offside against Raffaele De Vita. Direct free kick taken by Gordon Greer.

16:57

Ryan Harley takes a outswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Paul Benson.

14:10

Raffaele De Vita challenges Saltor Bruno unfairly and gives away a free kick. Saltor Bruno takes the free kick.

11:55

Corner from right by-line taken by Rodriguez Vicente.

11:40

Paul Benson challenges Gary Dicker unfairly and gives away a free kick. Liam Bridcutt takes the free kick.

10:51

Wayne Bridge has an effort at goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

7:42

Ashley Barnes challenges Jay McEveley unfairly and gives away a free kick. Wes Foderingham takes the direct free kick.

6:55

Free kick awarded for a foul by Matt Ritchie on Craig Noone. Free kick taken by Lewis Dunk.

0:32

Liam Bridcutt concedes a free kick for a foul on Andy Williams. Raffaele De Vita takes the free kick.

0:00

The game kicks-off.

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