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Stevenage 2-0 Swindon Town

Stevenage's Lucas Akins

League One basement side Stevenage earned a shock victory against promotion-chasing Swindon Town.

The hosts led six minutes before the break when Lucas Akins showed good strength before sending a low 20-yard shot into the far corner.

Swindon almost levelled through a Ryan Mason free-kick.

But Stevenage deservedly secured a first league win since 23 November when Filipe Morais scored a penalty after Grant Hall fouled Francois Zoko.

Stevenage stay bottom of the table despite their victory, but are now just one point behind Bristol City who are 23rd.

Had other results gone their way, Swindon could have moved into the play-offs but are now four points adrift of Walsall who occupy the final place having beaten Oldham 1-0.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Stevenage boss Graham Westley told BBC Three Counties Radio:

Graham Westley

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Stevenage boss Graham Westley on Swindon win

"We worked hard tonight, you could see a response from the side.

"I thought the officials were excellent throughout the evening.

"I keep saying it; with our best 11 on the pitch we're more than a match for anybody.

"If you look at chances over 90 minutes I'm sure it was well in our favour."

Line-ups

Stevenage

  • 16Day
  • 20Smith
  • 29Hartley
  • 14Heslop
  • 6Jones
  • 5Ashton
  • 15FreemanSubstituted forDeaconat 90+1'minutes
  • 24Doughty
  • 7MoraisSubstituted forBurrowat 82'minutes
  • 12ZokoBooked at 78minsSubstituted forCharlesat 82'minutes
  • 11Akins

Substitutes

  • 2Wedgbury
  • 9Charles
  • 10Burrow
  • 21Tounkara
  • 25Andrade
  • 26Smith
  • 34Deacon

Swindon

  • 1Foderingham
  • 2ThompsonSubstituted forByrneat 72'minutes
  • 29Branco
  • 8MasonBooked at 67mins
  • 5HallBooked at 56mins
  • 22Ward
  • 15Kasim
  • 4Luongo
  • 9Ranger
  • 12N'GuessanSubstituted forBarkerat 62'minutes
  • 11PritchardSubstituted forStoreyat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Byrne
  • 7Harley
  • 19Thompson
  • 20Storey
  • 23Barthram
  • 25Belford
  • 33Barker
Referee:
Lee Collins
Attendance:
2,167

Match Stats

Home TeamStevenageAway TeamSwindon
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home13
Away11
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home10
Away7
Fouls
Home13
Away5

Live Text

Match ends, Stevenage 2, Swindon Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Stevenage 2, Swindon Town 0.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Chris Day.

Attempt saved. Ryan Mason (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

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

Foul by Jordan Burrow (Stevenage).

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Roarie Deacon replaces Luke Freeman.

Raphael Rossi Branco (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Lucas Akins (Stevenage).

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Luke Jones.

Attempt blocked. George Barker (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Darius Charles replaces Francois Zoko.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Jordan Burrow replaces Filipe Morais.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Luke Jones.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Miles Storey replaces Alex Pritchard.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Luke Freeman.

Booking

Francois Zoko (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card.

Raphael Rossi Branco (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Francois Zoko (Stevenage).

Foul by Nathan Byrne (Swindon Town).

Luke Freeman (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

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

Foul by Jon Ashton (Stevenage).

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Nathan Byrne replaces Nathan Thompson.

Attempt blocked. Luke Freeman (Stevenage) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Nathan Thompson.

Booking

Ryan Mason (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Ryan Mason (Swindon Town).

Simon Heslop (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt blocked. Luke Freeman (Stevenage) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is blocked.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Luke Freeman.

Foul by Francois Zoko (Stevenage).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. George Barker replaces Dany N'Guessan.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Yaser Kasim.

Attempt missed. Peter Hartley (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Nathan Thompson.

Attempt blocked. Luke Freeman (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Francois Zoko (Stevenage) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Brentford2416441952
2Wolves2514742049
3Leyton Orient2314632548
4Preston2413831147
5Peterborough241239639
6Rotherham241086638
7Walsall241077537
8Port Vale2411310-136
9Swindon231049934
10Coventry2412661032
11MK Dons23959432
12Bradford247107631
13Crawley23788-529
14Gillingham258512-929
15Colchester246108-428
16Carlisle247611-1327
17Shrewsbury246810-326
18Sheff Utd246711-825
19Oldham236611-624
20Tranmere246612-1624
21Crewe246612-2524
22Bristol City234109-322
23Notts County256316-821
24Stevenage235414-2019
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