Swindon 1-1 Hartlepool

Andy Monkhouse

Andy Monkhouse's equaliser earned Hartlepool a point at Swindon and prevented Town going top of League One.

Simon Ferry gave the hosts the lead in the first half, sliding in Gary Roberts's centre.

Goalkeeper Scott Flinders twice denied Adam Rooney and produced a stunning save from a Roberts shot as Swindon looked in vain for a second.

But after a sustained period of pressure, ex-Robin Monkhouse tapped in from close-range to rescue a draw.

Hartlepool remain at the foot of the table - 12 points from safety - while Swindon are one point off the summit but stay in third.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Swindon Town manager Paolo Di Canio told BBC Wiltshire:

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Players to blame, says Di Canio

"The lads are the protagonists. If they think they are donkeys then hopefully we will improve.

"The problem is when they feel arrogant. They have to feel hurt.

"They have been amazing but for this specific game they have to blame themselves.

"They have to say 'we were stupid and like donkeys' today."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (5)

Swindon

  • 01 Foderingham
  • 04 Flint
  • 15 Thompson
  • 22 Ward
  • 08 Ferry
  • 11 Roberts Booked
  • 12 McCormack
  • 18 Miller
  • 16 Williams (Storey - 85' )
  • 23 De Vita
  • 28 Rooney (Collins - 69' )

Substitutes

  • 30 Bedwell
  • 03 McEveley
  • 31 Oakley
  • 06 Navarro
  • 09 Collins
  • 20 Storey

Hartlepool

  • 01 Flinders Booked
  • 02 Austin
  • 05 Collins Booked
  • 06 Horwood
  • 18 Baldwin
  • 29 Hartley
  • 03 Humphreys
  • 07 Franks (James - 83' )
  • 08 Walton
  • 10 Poole (Monkhouse - 64' )
  • 36 Wyke (Luscombe - 84' )

Substitutes

  • 31 McHugh
  • 22 Holden
  • 11 Monkhouse
  • 14 Luscombe
  • 17 Rutherford
  • 19 Richards
  • 33 James
Ref: Ward
Att: 9,973

Match Stats

Shots

14 5

On target

6 4

Corners

8 6

Fouls

9 11

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +6:07 Full time

Full Time The referee ends the match.

90:00 +5:15 Booking

Booking Scott Flinders booked.

90:00 +2:51

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Raffaele De Vita by Andy Monkhouse. Free kick crossed right-footed by Tommy Miller, Scott Flinders makes a save.

90:00 +0:46

Free kick crossed right-footed by Simon Walton from left channel, clearance made by Aden Flint.

90:00 +0:46 Booking

Booking Gary Roberts goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.

90:00 +0:41

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nathan Luscombe by Gary Roberts.

89:08

Peter Hartley challenges James Collins unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Simon Ferry.

87:06

Nathan Thompson concedes a free kick for a foul on Andy Monkhouse. Direct free kick taken by Scott Flinders.

85:18

Nathan Thompson fouled by Nathan Luscombe, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Wes Foderingham.

84:18 Substitution

Substitution Miles Storey on for Andy Williams.

83:07 Substitution

Substitution (Hartlepool) makes a substitution, with Nathan Luscombe coming on for Charlie Wyke.

82:42 Substitution

Substitution Luke James on for Jonathan Franks.

73:55

Assist by Jonathan Franks.

73:55 Goal scored

Goal! - Andy Monkhouse - Swindon 1 - 1 Hartlepool Andy Monkhouse gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Swindon 1-1 Hartlepool.

73:05

Jonathan Franks takes a shot. Wes Foderingham makes a save. Corner taken left-footed by Evan Horwood from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Darren Ward.

72:32

Corner taken left-footed by Evan Horwood, Darren Ward manages to make a clearance.

71:58

Evan Horwood takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by James Collins.

67:50

Tommy Miller shoots direct from the free kick, blocked by Jack Baldwin.

67:50 Substitution

Substitution Adam Rooney leaves the field to be replaced by James Collins.

67:50 Booking

Booking Booking for Sam Collins for unsporting behaviour.

67:44

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andy Williams by Sam Collins.

63:16 Substitution

Substitution Andy Monkhouse joins the action as a substitute, replacing James Poole.

62:23

Foul by Charlie Wyke on Alan McCormack, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Wes Foderingham.

60:51

Corner taken by Tommy Miller, Headed effort from inside the area by Aden Flint misses to the right of the target.

59:54

Andy Williams has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.

58:17

Andy Williams is caught offside. Scott Flinders takes the indirect free kick.

55:48

Andy Williams takes a shot. Blocked by Peter Hartley. Corner taken left-footed by Gary Roberts, Neil Austin manages to make a clearance.

48:54

Adam Rooney takes a shot. Save made by Scott Flinders. Shot by Gary Roberts. Save made by Scott Flinders. Corner taken left-footed by Gary Roberts from the right by-line, Scott Flinders makes a save. Inswinging corner taken by Tommy Miller, Sam Collins manages to make a clearance.

45:56

Corner taken by Jack Baldwin from the left by-line, clearance made by Darren Ward.

45:01

The second half has started.

45:00 +1:17 Half time

Half Time The half-time whistle blows.

44:10

Raffaele De Vita fouled by Jack Baldwin, the ref awards a free kick. Alan McCormack delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, Sam Collins manages to make a clearance.

43:16

Effort from the edge of the area by Alan McCormack goes wide of the right-hand upright.

40:59

Effort on goal by Simon Walton from long distance goes over the crossbar.

40:23

Foul by Darren Ward on James Poole, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Simon Walton.

39:29

Foul by Ritchie Humphreys on Nathan Thompson, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Wes Foderingham.

35:23

Corner taken by Gary Roberts from the right by-line played to the near post, save made by Scott Flinders.

34:04

Raffaele De Vita has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

33:21

Foul by Neil Austin on Andy Williams, free kick awarded. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Tommy Miller from left channel, clearance made by Peter Hartley.

32:27

Andy Williams fouled by Simon Walton, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Alan McCormack from left channel, save by Scott Flinders.

31:19

James Poole takes a shot. Save by Wes Foderingham.

26:50

Corner taken left-footed by Gary Roberts, Effort on goal by Simon Ferry from just inside the penalty area goes over the target.

22:59

Adam Rooney takes a shot. Evan Horwood gets a block in. Corner from the right by-line taken by Gary Roberts, free kick awarded for a foul by Aden Flint on Simon Walton. Scott Flinders takes the free kick.

20:43

Effort from the edge of the box by Raffaele De Vita goes wide of the left-hand upright.

17:58

Unfair challenge on Adam Rooney by Sam Collins results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Nathan Thompson.

16:39

James Poole fouled by Darren Ward, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed by Simon Walton, save made by Wes Foderingham. Corner taken by Evan Horwood from the right by-line, clearance made by Darren Ward.

14:52

Assist by Gary Roberts.

14:52 Goal scored

Goal! - Simon Ferry - Swindon 1 - 0 Hartlepool Simon Ferry grabs a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Swindon 1-0 Hartlepool.

13:29

Neil Austin fouled by Raffaele De Vita, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Neil Austin.

12:07

Unfair challenge on Jonathan Franks by Simon Ferry results in a free kick. Jonathan Franks takes the direct free kick.

10:17

Charlie Wyke takes a shot. Save made by Wes Foderingham. Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Evan Horwood, clearance by Darren Ward.

8:35

Simon Walton challenges Gary Roberts unfairly and gives away a free kick. Nathan Thompson takes the free kick.

7:34

Andy Williams produces a left-footed shot from inside the area that goes over the bar.

4:37

Unfair challenge on James Poole by Darren Ward results in a free kick. Free kick crossed by Evan Horwood, clearance by Nathan Thompson.

2:41

Gary Roberts takes a shot. Save made by Scott Flinders. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Tommy Miller, comfortable save by Scott Flinders.

1:28

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Peter Hartley by Andy Williams. Direct free kick taken by Peter Hartley.

0:00

The match gets underway.

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