A penalty from Michael Smith earned Swindon all three points and ended Preston's 12-game unbeaten run.

In an uneventful first half the best chance fell to Robins striker Miles Storey but he was denied by goalkeeper Declan Rudd.

After Neil Kilkenny had fouled Ben Gladwin in the area, Smith stepped up to convert from the spot.

The away side had chances but keeper Wes Foderingham made several crucial saves from substitute Kevin Davies.

Swindon manager Mark Cooper told BBC Wiltshire:

"I thought we played particularly well when you look at the age of the team.

"The team we put out today was full of energy and desire, so it was a pleasing win.

"I thought we deserved to win by a bigger scoreline. I thought the two up front were good."

Preston manager Simon Grayson told BBC Radio Lancashire:

"We're hugely disappointed to have lost the game.

"We huffed and puffed and didn't really get going until we made the substitutions. When you have too many players that are off it, you're going to find yourself under a bit of pressure."

Lineup, Bookings (6) & Substitutions (4)

Swindon Town

  • 01 Foderingham
  • 02 Thompson Booked
  • 14 McEveley
  • 39 Gladwin (Branco - 89' )
  • 40 Stephens
  • 41 Archibald-Henville
  • 15 Kasim
  • 21 Smith Booked
  • 28 Smith
  • 20 Storey
  • 04 Luongo

Substitutes

  • 06 Reis
  • 17 Waldon
  • 23 Barthram
  • 25 Belford
  • 29 Branco
  • 33 Barker
  • 34 Reckord

Preston North End

  • 23 Rudd
  • 32 Wiseman
  • 16 Buchanan
  • 37 Kilkenny Booked (Welsh - 59' Booked )
  • 05 Clarke Booked
  • 06 Wright
  • 07 Humphrey
  • 30 Brownhill
  • 17 Davies (Davies - 60' )
  • 14 Garner (Beavon - 59' )
  • 12 Gallagher Booked

Substitutes

  • 01 Stuckmann
  • 02 Keane
  • 09 Davies
  • 10 Beavon
  • 11 Holmes
  • 19 Welsh
  • 22 King
Ref: Iain Williamson
Att: 7,570

Match Stats

Shots

10 8

On target

7 3

Corners

8 8

Fouls

16 19

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Swindon Town 1, Preston North End 0.

90:00 +4:02 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Swindon Town 1, Preston North End 0.

90:00 +2:44

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Troy Archibald-Henville.

90:00 +2:37

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Wes Foderingham.

90:00 +2:28

Attempt saved. Josh Brownhill (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

90:00 +1:48

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Wes Foderingham.

90:00 +1:01

Foul by Nathan Thompson (Swindon Town).

90:00 +1:01

Stuart Beavon (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

88:37 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Swindon Town. Raphael Rossi Branco replaces Ben Gladwin.

87:08

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

86:17

John Welsh (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

86:17

Foul by Alex Smith (Swindon Town).

83:24

Foul by Kevin Davies (Preston North End).

83:24

Troy Archibald-Henville (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

82:00

Chris Humphrey (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

81:52

Foul by Nathan Thompson (Swindon Town).

75:00

Michael Smith (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

74:58

Foul by Tom Clarke (Preston North End).

74:29

Attempt missed. Tom Clarke (Preston North End) header from very close range is too high.

73:47

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Alex Smith.

72:38

Attempt missed. Paul Gallagher (Preston North End) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

71:40

Foul by Kevin Davies (Preston North End).

71:40

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

71:26 Booking

Booking Paul Gallagher (Preston North End) is shown the yellow card.

71:06 Booking

Booking Alex Smith (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card.

70:13

Foul by Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town).

70:13

Stuart Beavon (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

69:10

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Tom Clarke.

68:58

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Declan Rudd.

68:47

Attempt saved. Ben Gladwin (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

67:23

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Tom Clarke.

67:13

Attempt blocked. Ben Gladwin (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

66:12

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Declan Rudd.

66:01

Attempt saved. Michael Smith (Swindon Town) header from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.

65:37 Booking

Booking John Welsh (Preston North End) is shown the yellow card.

65:30

Foul by John Welsh (Preston North End).

65:30

Massimo Luongo (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

64:39

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

63:21

Attempt saved. Paul Gallagher (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

61:37

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Jack Stephens.

60:29

Foul by Nathan Thompson (Swindon Town).

60:29

David Buchanan (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

59:01 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Preston North End. Kevin Davies replaces Craig Davies.

58:45 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Preston North End. John Welsh replaces Neil Kilkenny.

58:31 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Preston North End. Stuart Beavon replaces Joe Garner.

58:08

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

58:08

Foul by Neil Kilkenny (Preston North End).

57:00

Massimo Luongo (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

56:58

Foul by David Buchanan (Preston North End).

56:27

Massimo Luongo (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

56:27

Foul by Craig Davies (Preston North End).

55:17 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Swindon Town 1, Preston North End 0. Michael Smith (Swindon Town) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

54:29

Penalty Swindon Town. Ben Gladwin draws a foul in the penalty area.

54:29

Penalty conceded by Neil Kilkenny (Preston North End) after a foul in the penalty area.

53:47

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Bailey Wright.

52:28

Troy Archibald-Henville (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

52:28

Foul by Craig Davies (Preston North End).

51:06

Attempt missed. David Buchanan (Preston North End) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

49:29

Attempt missed. Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

49:03

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Tom Clarke.

47:28

Attempt saved. Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

46:47

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Chris Humphrey.

46:16

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Scott Wiseman.

45:00

Second Half begins Swindon Town 0, Preston North End 0.

45:00 +3:07 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Swindon Town 0, Preston North End 0.

45:00 +2:30

Joe Garner (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00 +2:30

Foul by Alex Smith (Swindon Town).

44:36 Booking

Booking Nathan Thompson (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card.

44:26

Bailey Wright (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

44:26

Foul by Nathan Thompson (Swindon Town).

41:41

Joe Garner (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

41:41

Foul by Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town).

37:39 Booking

Booking Tom Clarke (Preston North End) is shown the yellow card.

37:28

Foul by Tom Clarke (Preston North End).

37:28

Michael Smith (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

36:17

Josh Brownhill (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

36:17

Foul by Massimo Luongo (Swindon Town).

32:04

Tom Clarke (Preston North End) wins a free kick on the left wing.

32:04

Foul by Ben Gladwin (Swindon Town).

31:39

Attempt saved. Joe Garner (Preston North End) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

30:28

Foul by Craig Davies (Preston North End).

30:28

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

29:46

Attempt saved. Miles Storey (Swindon Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

28:50

Foul by Paul Gallagher (Preston North End).

28:50

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

27:25

Foul by Craig Davies (Preston North End).

27:25

Jack Stephens (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

26:00

Foul by Joe Garner (Preston North End).

26:00

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

25:00 Booking

Booking Neil Kilkenny (Preston North End) is shown the yellow card.

25:00

Massimo Luongo (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

24:48

Foul by Neil Kilkenny (Preston North End).

22:35

Tom Clarke (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

22:35

Foul by Miles Storey (Swindon Town).

20:44

Foul by Tom Clarke (Preston North End).

20:44

Miles Storey (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

20:05

Tom Clarke (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

20:05

Foul by Miles Storey (Swindon Town).

19:31

Foul by Craig Davies (Preston North End).

19:31

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

19:08

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Troy Archibald-Henville.

18:25

Tom Clarke (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

18:25

Foul by Michael Smith (Swindon Town).

15:41

Scott Wiseman (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

15:41

Foul by Ben Gladwin (Swindon Town).

14:10

Attempt missed. Joe Garner (Preston North End) right footed shot from the right side of the box is just a bit too high.

13:15

Foul by Bailey Wright (Preston North End).

13:15

Miles Storey (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

9:42

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Wes Foderingham.

9:25

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Nathan Thompson.

8:11

Foul by James McEveley (Swindon Town).

8:11

Joe Garner (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

6:12

Attempt missed. Joe Garner (Preston North End) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

3:56

Attempt missed. Ben Gladwin (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

3:00

David Buchanan (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

2:57

Foul by Nathan Thompson (Swindon Town).

1:04

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

1:04

Foul by Joe Garner (Preston North End).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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