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Swindon Town 1-0 Preston North End

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:

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Post-match: Swindon manager Cooper

"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."

Line-ups

Swindon

  • 1Foderingham
  • 2ThompsonBooked at 45mins
  • 14McEveley
  • 39GladwinSubstituted forRossi Brancoat 89'minutes
  • 40Stephens
  • 41Archibald-Henville
  • 15Kasim
  • 21SmithBooked at 72mins
  • 28Smith
  • 20Storey
  • 4Luongo

Substitutes

  • 6Reis
  • 17Waldon
  • 23Barthram
  • 25Belford
  • 29Rossi Branco
  • 33Barker
  • 34Reckord

Preston

  • 23Rudd
  • 32Wiseman
  • 16Buchanan
  • 37KilkennyBooked at 25minsSubstituted forWelshat 59'minutesBooked at 66mins
  • 5ClarkeBooked at 38mins
  • 6Wright
  • 7Humphrey
  • 30Brownhill
  • 17DaviesSubstituted forDaviesat 60'minutes
  • 14GarnerSubstituted forBeavonat 59'minutes
  • 12GallagherBooked at 72mins

Substitutes

  • 1Stuckmann
  • 2Keane
  • 9Davies
  • 10Beavon
  • 11Holmes
  • 19Welsh
  • 22King
Referee:
Iain Williamson
Attendance:
7,570

Match Stats

Home TeamSwindonAway TeamPreston
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home10
Away8
Shots on Target
Home7
Away3
Corners
Home8
Away8
Fouls
Home16
Away19

Live Text

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

Full Time

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

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

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Wes Foderingham.

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

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Wes Foderingham.

Foul by Nathan Thompson (Swindon Town).

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

Substitution

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

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

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

Foul by Alex Smith (Swindon Town).

Foul by Kevin Davies (Preston North End).

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

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

Foul by Nathan Thompson (Swindon Town).

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

Foul by Tom Clarke (Preston North End).

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

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Alex Smith.

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

Foul by Kevin Davies (Preston North End).

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

Booking

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

Booking

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

Foul by Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town).

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

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Tom Clarke.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Declan Rudd.

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

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Tom Clarke.

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

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Declan Rudd.

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

Booking

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

Foul by John Welsh (Preston North End).

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

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

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

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Jack Stephens.

goal

As It Stood

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1Wolves37248567234480
2Brentford36247562323079
3Leyton Orient38229771353675
4Rotherham371912668442469
5Preston381815552371569
6Peterborough37184155849958
7MK Dons38167155652455
8Swindon38149155451351
9Walsall381214124241150
10Port Vale37155175159-850
11Sheff Utd36139143740-348
12Crawley341113103841-346
13Bradford371015124946345
14Gillingham38136195063-1345
15Bristol City38916135661-543
16Colchester371013144247-543
17Coventry371410136768-142
18Oldham38119184254-1242
19Crewe381010184570-2540
20Tranmere37109184667-2139
21Carlisle37108193961-2238
22Shrewsbury38813173649-1337
23Stevenage37107203958-1937
24Notts County38104244968-1934
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