Preston ended Swindon's unbeaten start to life in League One courtesy of an emphatic first-half performance.

Akpo Sodje volleyed home Robins keeper Wes Foderingham's blocked clearance and Nicky Wroe added a second.

Foderingham was replaced by Leigh Bedwell after 20 minutes but the 18-year-old debutant was beaten as North End new boy Stuart Beavon tapped home.

Raffaele De Vita's drilled shot gave Swindon hope but John Welsh's strike from outside the box sealed the game.

Former Crystal Palace keeper Foderingham stormed straight down the tunnel following his early substitution but not before kicking a water bottle and having a heated exchange with manager Paolo Di Canio.

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

Preston

  • 01 Stuckmann
  • 02 Keane Booked
  • 03 Laird
  • 04 Huntington
  • 06 Cansdell-Sherriff
  • 08 Wroe
  • 17 Monakana (Amoo - 82' )
  • 19 Welsh
  • 26 Wright
  • 12 Sodje (Procter - 78' )
  • 29 Beavon (Beardsley - 73' )

Substitutes

  • 23 Simonsen
  • 16 Buchanan
  • 18 Procter
  • 20 Beardsley
  • 22 King
  • 24 Hayhurst
  • 07 Amoo

Swindon

  • 01 Foderingham (Bedwell - 21' )
  • 03 McEveley Booked
  • 04 Flint
  • 05 Devera
  • 12 McCormack
  • 06 Navarro (Ferry - 65' )
  • 07 Rooney (Bostock - 46' )
  • 18 Miller Booked
  • 23 De Vita
  • 09 Collins
  • 16 Williams

Substitutes

  • 30 Bedwell
  • 21 Bessone
  • 22 Ward
  • 08 Ferry
  • 33 Bostock
  • 14 Benson
  • 28 Rooney
Ref: Robert Madley
Att: 10,372

Match Stats

Shots

12 5

On target

6 4

Corners

6 10

Fouls

12 12

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:00 Full time

Full Time The final whistle is blown by the referee.

90:00 +1:37

Scott Laird takes the free kick.

90:00 +1:37 Booking

Booking Jay McEveley booked.

90:00 +0:54

Chris Beardsley is caught offside. Leigh Bedwell takes the free kick. Unfair challenge on David Amoo by Jay McEveley results in a free kick.

88:57

Foul by Simon Ferry on Chris Beardsley, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Shane Cansdell-Sherriff.

87:10

David Amoo takes a shot. Save by Leigh Bedwell.

84:22

Free kick awarded for a foul by Aden Flint on Chris Beardsley. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Scott Laird from left channel, Jay McEveley makes a clearance.

83:05

Unfair challenge on Jay McEveley by David Amoo results in a free kick. Leigh Bedwell restarts play with the free kick.

81:30 Substitution

Substitution Jeffrey Monakana goes off and David Amoo comes on.

80:22

Andy Procter has header on goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the right-hand post.

79:16

Corner taken left-footed by John Bostock, save made by Thorsten Stuckmann.

77:27

Free kick crossed left-footed by Raffaele De Vita, Nicky Wroe manages to make a clearance.

77:27 Substitution

Substitution Andy Procter comes on in place of Akpo Sodje.

77:27

Unfair challenge on Andy Williams by John Welsh results in a free kick.

75:15

Unfair challenge on Raffaele De Vita by John Welsh results in a free kick. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Tommy Miller, blocked by John Welsh. Raffaele De Vita takes the inswinging corner, Thorsten Stuckmann makes a save.

74:14

The referee blows for offside. Leigh Bedwell restarts play with the free kick.

73:51

Foul by Jay McEveley on Chris Beardsley, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Keith Keane.

72:08

Bailey Wright takes the free kick.

72:08 Substitution

Substitution Chris Beardsley replaces Stuart Beavon.

72:08

Foul by John Bostock on Scott Laird, free kick awarded.

69:02

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Jay McEveley from the right by-line to the near post, Aden Flint takes a shot. Save by Thorsten Stuckmann.

67:40 Goal scored

Goal! - John Welsh - Preston 4 - 1 Swindon A goal is scored by John Welsh from just outside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Preston 4-1 Swindon.

66:23

Alan McCormack challenges Akpo Sodje unfairly and gives away a free kick. Scott Laird crosses the ball in from the free kick, Joe Devera makes a clearance. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Scott Laird from the left by-line, Jay McEveley manages to make a clearance.

64:41 Substitution

Substitution Simon Ferry on for Alan Navarro.

64:41

Close range headed effort by Akpo Sodje misses to the right of the target.

63:53

Akpo Sodje produces a cross, save made by Leigh Bedwell.

61:57

John Welsh fouled by James Collins, the ref awards a free kick. Nicky Wroe takes the free kick.

60:35

Jeffrey Monakana takes a shot. Leigh Bedwell makes a save.

57:57 Goal scored

Goal! - Raffaele De Vita - Preston 3 - 1 Swindon Raffaele De Vita grabs a goal from the edge of the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Preston 3-1 Swindon.

57:17

Shot from just outside the area by Akpo Sodje goes over the bar.

55:40

Thorsten Stuckmann restarts play with the free kick.

55:40 Booking

Booking The referee shows Tommy Miller a yellow card.

55:28

Tommy Miller challenges Thorsten Stuckmann unfairly and gives away a free kick.

55:04

John Bostock takes the inswinging corner, save by Thorsten Stuckmann.

54:24

Corner taken right-footed by John Bostock from the right by-line, clearance by Akpo Sodje.

50:31

Centre by John Bostock, clearance by John Welsh. Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Jay McEveley.

47:45

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jay McEveley on Jeffrey Monakana. Bailey Wright restarts play with the free kick.

47:18

Akpo Sodje gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alan McCormack. Alan McCormack takes the indirect free kick.

46:57

Stuart Beavon is caught offside. Aden Flint restarts play with the free kick.

45:25

Raffaele De Vita takes a shot. Save made by Thorsten Stuckmann. Raffaele De Vita takes a short corner. Jay McEveley crosses the ball, save by Thorsten Stuckmann.

45:01

The second half kicks off.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Luke Rooney goes off and John Bostock comes on.

45:00 +2:10 Half time

Half Time The referee blows for half time.

45:00 +1:05

The ball is delivered by Jay McEveley.

44:09

Akpo Sodje challenges Alan Navarro unfairly and gives away a free kick. Alan McCormack takes the direct free kick.

42:02

Assist by Bailey Wright.

42:02 Goal scored

Goal! - Stuart Beavon - Preston 3 - 0 Swindon Stuart Beavon finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close range. Preston 3-0 Swindon.

41:23

Inswinging corner taken by Scott Laird from the right by-line.

39:35

Andy Williams is ruled offside. Bailey Wright restarts play with the free kick.

37:26

Nicky Wroe has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

36:44

Scott Laird fouled by Raffaele De Vita, the ref awards a free kick. Scott Laird takes the free kick.

36:04

The assistant referee signals for offside against James Collins. Thorsten Stuckmann takes the free kick.

35:11

Scott Laird takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Bailey Wright gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Leigh Bedwell. Leigh Bedwell takes the direct free kick.

34:33

Bailey Wright fouled by Andy Williams, the ref awards a free kick. Thorsten Stuckmann takes the direct free kick.

30:06

Foul by Shane Cansdell-Sherriff on Andy Williams, free kick awarded. Jay McEveley delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, clearance made by Paul Huntington. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Jay McEveley played to the near post, Akpo Sodje makes a clearance.

29:25

Akpo Sodje produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the target.

28:50

Inswinging corner taken by Jay McEveley from the right by-line played to the near post, Thorsten Stuckmann makes a save. The ball is swung over by Jay McEveley, Akpo Sodje makes a clearance.

28:07

Nicky Wroe gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andy Williams. Free kick taken by Jay McEveley.

26:24

Foul by Alan McCormack on Akpo Sodje, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed by Nicky Wroe, clearance by Aden Flint. Corner from left by-line taken by Nicky Wroe.

24:09

Stuart Beavon concedes a free kick for a foul on Aden Flint. Alan McCormack takes the free kick.

21:49

Direct free kick taken by Jay McEveley. Alan McCormack fouled by Stuart Beavon, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Alan McCormack.

21:49 Booking

Booking Keith Keane is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

21:19

Keith Keane challenges Luke Rooney unfairly and gives away a free kick.

20:12 Substitution

Substitution Leigh Bedwell joins the action as a substitute, replacing Wes Foderingham.

18:38

A cross is delivered by Jeffrey Monakana, save by Wes Foderingham. Corner taken right-footed by Nicky Wroe, clearance made by Luke Rooney.

17:42

Stuart Beavon produces a cross, blocked by Joe Devera. Inswinging corner taken by Nicky Wroe, clearance made by Aden Flint.

16:25

James Collins has a header from close in and clears the crossbar.

15:22

Stuart Beavon produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal.

12:44

Centre by Raffaele De Vita, blocked by Scott Laird. Jay McEveley decides to take the corner short. Raffaele De Vita sends in a cross, Akpo Sodje makes a clearance.

11:52

Keith Keane crosses the ball.

9:33

Assist on the goal came from Scott Laird.

9:33 Goal scored

Goal! - Nicky Wroe - Preston 2 - 0 Swindon Nicky Wroe fires in a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Preston 2-0 Swindon.

5:49

Free kick awarded for a foul by Scott Laird on Joe Devera. Alan McCormack takes the free kick.

4:10

Stuart Beavon provided the assist for the goal.

4:10 Goal scored

Goal! - Akpo Sodje - Preston 1 - 0 Swindon Akpo Sodje fires in a goal from inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Preston 1-0 Swindon.

2:13

The referee gives a free kick against Joe Devera for handball. Free kick crossed right-footed by Nicky Wroe from left wing, clearance by Aden Flint.

1:01

The official flags Andy Williams offside. Thorsten Stuckmann takes the indirect free kick.

0:00

The game gets underway.

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