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Swindon Town 1-2 Bristol Rovers

Matty Taylor celebrates after equalising from the penalty spot to start Bristol Rovers' late comeback
Matty Taylor celebrates after equalising from the penalty spot to start Bristol Rovers' late comeback

Jermaine Easter forced a late own goal as Bristol Rovers came from behind to beat Swindon.

Rovers scored two goals in two minutes to end their run of four consecutive draws, lifting themselves out of the bottom four in League One.

Swindon's Lloyd Jones, who missed the defeat to Bury due to suspension, bundled in a Yaser Kasim corner to give his side the early lead.

Rovers went in search of an equaliser and Chris Lines' free-kick was tipped on to the bar by goalkeeper Lawrence Vigouroux.

Midfielder Ollie Clarke thought he had levelled the scores for his team in the second half, but he was denied by the post after his shot had the Swindon goalkeeper beaten.

Rovers were awarded a penalty in the closing 10 minutes after Raphael Rossi Branco fouled Easter and Matty Taylor made no mistake from the spot to score his sixth goal of the season.

Clumsy defending from Swindon saw Branco turn Easter's cross into the back of the net for the winner moments later.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Swindon

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Vigouroux
  • 29Rossi Branco
  • 2Thompson
  • 28Jones
  • 20FurlongBooked at 67mins
  • 22MurraySubstituted forGoddardat 49'minutes
  • 11BrophySubstituted forOrmonde-Ottewillat 45'minutes
  • 8KasimBooked at 43mins
  • 4ThomasBooked at 70mins
  • 9Obika
  • 23DelfounesoSubstituted forNorrisat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Ormonde-Ottewill
  • 5Rodgers
  • 10Goddard
  • 12Henry
  • 15Smith
  • 24Hylton
  • 33Norris

Bristol Rovers

Formation 4-3-3

  • 33Roos
  • 2Leadbitter
  • 4LockyerBooked at 87mins
  • 15J Clarke
  • 3BrownBooked at 50mins
  • 24SinclairBooked at 31minsSubstituted forColkettat 62'minutes
  • 8O Clarke
  • 14Lines
  • 23BodinBooked at 44minsSubstituted forEasterat 62'minutes
  • 30GaffneyBooked at 43minsSubstituted forHarrisonat 62'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 10Taylor

Substitutes

  • 1Mildenhall
  • 6Hartley
  • 9Harrison
  • 17Easter
  • 22Moore
  • 34Boateng
  • 35Colkett
Referee:
Oliver Langford
Attendance:
6,760

Match Stats

Home TeamSwindonAway TeamBristol Rovers
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home18
Away14
Shots on Target
Home6
Away5
Corners
Home5
Away11
Fouls
Home8
Away17

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Swindon Town 1, Bristol Rovers 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Swindon Town 1, Bristol Rovers 2.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Darnell Furlong (Swindon Town) header from very close range is just a bit too high following a corner.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Daniel Leadbitter.

  5. Booking

    Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jonathan Obika (Swindon Town) header from the centre of the box is too high.

  7. Booking

    Tom Lockyer (Bristol Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Lloyd Jones (Swindon Town).

  9. Post update

    Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  10. Post update

    Lloyd Jones (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Jermaine Easter (Bristol Rovers).

  12. Goal!

    Own Goal by Raphael Rossi Branco, Swindon Town. Swindon Town 1, Bristol Rovers 2.

  13. Goal!

    Goal! Swindon Town 1, Bristol Rovers 1. Matty Taylor (Bristol Rovers) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

  14. Post update

    Penalty conceded by Raphael Rossi Branco (Swindon Town) after a foul in the penalty area.

  15. Post update

    Penalty Bristol Rovers. Jermaine Easter draws a foul in the penalty area.

  16. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Darnell Furlong (Swindon Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  18. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Luke Norris (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  19. Post update

    Jonathan Obika (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Tom Lockyer (Bristol Rovers).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Scunthorpe85211871117
2Bolton8431107315
3Bury8422149514
4Bradford8350106414
5Port Vale8422119214
6Sheff Utd84131011-113
7Fleetwood8332139412
8Millwall83321414012
9Peterborough83231511411
10Chesterfield83231210211
11Northampton825198111
12Oxford Utd832388011
13Gillingham83231215-311
14Charlton8242109110
15Bristol Rovers82421112-110
16Walsall8233911-29
17MK Dons8233810-29
18Wimbledon82241013-38
19Oldham815247-38
20Swindon8224812-48
21Southend8224914-58
22Shrewsbury8215813-57
23Rochdale8134811-36
24Coventry805338-55
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