On-loan Tottenham midfielder Alex Pritchard scored one and created another to help Swindon beat Carlisle.

Massimo Luongo fired home from Pritchard's whipped cross to open the scoring 10 minutes before half time.

Carlisle drew level when Sean O'Hanlon headed in with 20 minutes to go but Pritchard restored the Robins' lead with a lovely curling free-kick.

Substitute Dany N'Guessan wrapped up the points when he tapped in Nile Ranger's cross in injury time.

Ranger made his return for Swindon as a second-half substitute after time off because of personal reasons.

The Wiltshire side move up to seventh in the League One table, one point off the play-offs, while Carlisle are now four points above the relegation zone.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Swindon Town manager Mark Cooper told BBC Wiltshire:

"I felt we totally dominated the first half, played some really good stuff. Carlisle made it difficult for us but we had to be patient.

"Second half they have to come out and try and have a go and we find ourselves at 1-1.

"Alex (Pritchard) has scored another fantastic free-kick. We kicked on again and then sealed it at the end.

"I always felt as though we were in control."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

Swindon Town

  • 01 Foderingham
  • 02 Thompson
  • 14 McEveley
  • 04 Luongo
  • 05 Hall
  • 22 Ward
  • 19 Thompson (Mason - 63' )
  • 07 Harley (Ranger - 73' )
  • 33 Ajose (N'Guessan - 92' )
  • 11 Pritchard
  • 15 Kasim

Substitutes

  • 08 Mason
  • 09 Ranger
  • 12 N'Guessan
  • 23 Barthram
  • 25 Belford
  • 29 Branco
  • 39 Gladwin

Carlisle United

  • 40 Amos
  • 39 Chimbonda Booked
  • 04 Chantler
  • 12 Thirlwell (Lawrence - 59' )
  • 23 O'Hanlon
  • 28 Ehmer
  • 21 Berrett
  • 19 Symington Booked (Amoo - 45' )
  • 09 Miller
  • 03 Robson (Morris - 55' )
  • 08 Noble

Substitutes

  • 06 Buaben
  • 07 Amoo
  • 10 Roddan
  • 16 Potts
  • 20 Fleming
  • 32 Morris
  • 33 Lawrence
Ref: Steve Bratt
Att: 7,671

Match Stats

Shots

10 5

On target

5 2

Corners

5 1

Fouls

13 13

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Swindon Town 3, Carlisle United 1.

90:00 +3:43 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Swindon Town 3, Carlisle United 1.

90:00 +2:21 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Swindon Town 3, Carlisle United 1. Dany N'Guessan (Swindon Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Nile Ranger.

90:00 +2:00

Chris Chantler (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

90:00 +1:59

Foul by Alex Pritchard (Swindon Town).

90:00 +1:11 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Swindon Town. Dany N'Guessan replaces Nicholas Ajose.

90:00 +0:33

Attempt saved. Nicholas Ajose (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

88:01

Foul by Alex Pritchard (Swindon Town).

88:01

Chris Chantler (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

85:38

Attempt missed. Tom Lawrence (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

84:52

Foul by Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town).

84:52

David Amoo (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

84:29

Nile Ranger (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

84:29

Foul by Liam Noble (Carlisle United).

84:03

Nathan Thompson (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

84:03

Foul by Josh Morris (Carlisle United).

83:30

Foul by Ryan Mason (Swindon Town).

83:30

James Berrett (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

81:19

Foul by Nicholas Ajose (Swindon Town).

81:19

Josh Morris (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

79:08

Attempt missed. James Berrett (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

78:05

Foul by Darren Ward (Swindon Town).

78:05

Lee Miller (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

75:44

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Sean O'Hanlon.

74:05

Attempt missed. Nicholas Ajose (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

73:38

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Chris Chantler.

72:13 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Swindon Town. Nile Ranger replaces Ryan Harley.

71:25 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Swindon Town 2, Carlisle United 1. Alex Pritchard (Swindon Town) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the top left corner.

70:31 Booking

Booking Pascal Chimbonda (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card.

70:15

Alex Pritchard (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

70:15

Foul by Pascal Chimbonda (Carlisle United).

68:54 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Swindon Town 1, Carlisle United 1. Sean O'Hanlon (Carlisle United) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Liam Noble following a set piece situation.

68:12

Foul by Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town).

68:12

Liam Noble (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

67:33

Attempt saved. Alex Pritchard (Swindon Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

66:12

Ryan Mason (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

66:12

Foul by Lee Miller (Carlisle United).

62:36 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Swindon Town. Ryan Mason replaces Louis Thompson.

59:27

Foul by Alex Pritchard (Swindon Town).

59:27

Tom Lawrence (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

58:53

Alex Pritchard (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

58:53

Foul by Tom Lawrence (Carlisle United).

58:24 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Carlisle United. Tom Lawrence replaces Paul Thirlwell.

54:37 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Carlisle United. Josh Morris replaces Matty Robson.

53:32

Attempt saved. Liam Noble (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

49:36

James McEveley (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

49:36

Foul by David Amoo (Carlisle United).

48:39

Ryan Harley (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

48:39

Foul by Matty Robson (Carlisle United).

45:00

Second Half begins Swindon Town 1, Carlisle United 0.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Carlisle United. David Amoo replaces David Symington.

45:00 +1:09 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Swindon Town 1, Carlisle United 0.

42:12

Lee Miller (Carlisle United) hits the right post with a header from the centre of the box.

41:33

Foul by Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town).

41:33

Matty Robson (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

39:52

Attempt blocked. Nicholas Ajose (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

36:47

Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

36:47

Foul by Lee Miller (Carlisle United).

35:19 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Swindon Town 1, Carlisle United 0. Massimo Luongo (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Alex Pritchard.

29:04

Attempt missed. Nicholas Ajose (Swindon Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses to the right.

28:27

Nathan Thompson (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

28:27

Foul by Matty Robson (Carlisle United).

28:06

Grant Hall (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

28:06

Foul by Lee Miller (Carlisle United).

27:12

Foul by Nathan Thompson (Swindon Town).

27:12

Lee Miller (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

26:25

Foul by Louis Thompson (Swindon Town).

26:25

Paul Thirlwell (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

24:33

Foul by Nathan Thompson (Swindon Town).

24:33

Matty Robson (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

23:36

Attempt missed. Nicholas Ajose (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

19:11

Foul by Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town).

19:11

Lee Miller (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

18:03

Attempt missed. James McEveley (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

15:58

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Chris Chantler.

13:15

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Chris Chantler.

10:11 Booking

Booking David Symington (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card.

10:01

James McEveley (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

10:01

Foul by David Symington (Carlisle United).

9:35

Grant Hall (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

9:35

Foul by Lee Miller (Carlisle United).

3:54

Nathan Thompson (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

3:54

Foul by Matty Robson (Carlisle United).

1:09

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Nathan Thompson.

0:21

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Sean O'Hanlon.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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