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Swindon Town 3-1 Carlisle United

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

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.

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Swindon Town manager Mark Cooper told BBC Wiltshire:

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Post-match: Swindon manager Cooper

"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."

Line-ups

Swindon

  • 1Foderingham
  • 2Thompson
  • 14McEveley
  • 4Luongo
  • 5Hall
  • 22Ward
  • 19ThompsonSubstituted forMasonat 63'minutes
  • 7HarleySubstituted forRangerat 73'minutes
  • 33AjoseSubstituted forN'Guessanat 90+2'minutes
  • 11Pritchard
  • 15Kasim

Substitutes

  • 8Mason
  • 9Ranger
  • 12N'Guessan
  • 23Barthram
  • 25Belford
  • 29Branco
  • 39Gladwin

Carlisle

  • 40Amos
  • 39ChimbondaBooked at 71mins
  • 4Chantler
  • 12ThirlwellSubstituted forLawrenceat 59'minutes
  • 23O'Hanlon
  • 28Ehmer
  • 21Berrett
  • 19SymingtonBooked at 11minsSubstituted forAmooat 45'minutes
  • 9Miller
  • 3RobsonSubstituted forMorrisat 55'minutes
  • 8Noble

Substitutes

  • 6Buaben
  • 7Amoo
  • 10Roddan
  • 16Potts
  • 20Fleming
  • 32Morris
  • 33Lawrence
Referee:
Steve Bratt
Attendance:
7,671

Match Stats

Home TeamSwindonAway TeamCarlisle
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home10
Away5
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away1
Fouls
Home13
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Swindon Town 3, Carlisle United 1.

Full Time

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

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.

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

Foul by Alex Pritchard (Swindon Town).

Substitution

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

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

Foul by Alex Pritchard (Swindon Town).

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

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

Foul by Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town).

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

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

Foul by Liam Noble (Carlisle United).

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

Foul by Josh Morris (Carlisle United).

Foul by Ryan Mason (Swindon Town).

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

Foul by Nicholas Ajose (Swindon Town).

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

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

Foul by Darren Ward (Swindon Town).

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

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

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

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Chris Chantler.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Nile Ranger replaces Ryan Harley.

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.

Booking

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

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

Foul by Pascal Chimbonda (Carlisle United).

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.

Foul by Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town).

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

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

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

Foul by Lee Miller (Carlisle United).

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Ryan Mason replaces Louis Thompson.

Foul by Alex Pritchard (Swindon Town).

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leyton Orient19134242172543
2Wolves19134232112143
3Preston19107228171137
4Brentford19114429191037
5Peterborough19112628181035
6Rotherham198743123831
7Swindon1993735251030
8Port Vale199282828029
9Bradford1877431201128
10Walsall197662018227
11Coventry1910454134724
12MK Dons186482829-122
13Shrewsbury195772122-122
14Crawley195771924-522
15Oldham176382224-221
16Colchester194962126-521
17Gillingham1963102432-821
18Carlisle195681932-1321
19Tranmere195592334-1120
20Sheff Utd1945101727-1017
21Stevenage1952121932-1317
22Crewe1944111540-2516
23Bristol City192982632-615
24Notts County1932141833-1511
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