The FA Cup - Second Round
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Stevenage 5-2 Swindon Town

Danny Newton scored a brace as Stevenage eased into the FA Cup third round following a convincing victory over Swindon.

Alex Samuel opened the scoring for the hosts with a composed finish in the 17th minute after Luke Wilkinson headed the ball into his path.

Stevenage doubled their advantage five minutes later when Matty Godden coolly slotted into the bottom corner following a great through ball from Tom Pett.

Amine Linganzi pulled a goal back for the Robins when he headed home Matthew Taylor's corner and they soon levelled after Taylor scored directly from a corner just before the half-time interval.

However, Stevenage were back in front courtesy of a superb volley by Pett three minutes into stoppage time, while Luke Norris was inches away from an equaliser when his shot cannoned wide off the far post.

Newton ensured a two-goal lead when he nodded home Godden's cross in the 72nd minute and he sealed the match with the goal of the game when he picked the ball up on the halfway line before bursting past a number of defenders and slotting into the bottom corner.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Stevenage

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Fryer
  • 25Henry
  • 4King
  • 6WilkinsonBooked at 85mins
  • 3Martin
  • 7Whelpdale
  • 2SmithBooked at 67mins
  • 30McKee
  • 11Pett
  • 24GoddenSubstituted forConlonat 84'minutes
  • 15SamuelSubstituted forNewtonat 54'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Franks
  • 8Beautyman
  • 16Day
  • 18Conlon
  • 19Newton
  • 20Vancooten
  • 33Wilmot

Swindon

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Vigouroux
  • 2Purkiss
  • 4Preston
  • 6Lancashire
  • 31Taylor
  • 8Dunne
  • 16Linganzi
  • 7MullinBooked at 81mins
  • 10GoddardSubstituted forBrophyat 82'minutes
  • 22WoolerySubstituted forNorrisat 45'minutes
  • 20GordonSubstituted forSmithat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Robertson
  • 9Norris
  • 11Brophy
  • 14Iandolo
  • 17Smith
  • 21Charles-Cook
  • 24Knoyle
Referee:
Nick Kinseley
Attendance:
1,883

Match Stats

Home TeamStevenageAway TeamSwindon
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home21
Away14
Shots on Target
Home10
Away5
Corners
Home8
Away8
Fouls
Home9
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Stevenage 5, Swindon Town 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Stevenage 5, Swindon Town 2.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Lawrence Vigouroux.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Tom Pett (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Ben Purkiss.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Matt Preston.

  7. Post update

    Jack King (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Harry Smith (Swindon Town).

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Matthew Taylor (Swindon Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

  10. Booking

    Luke Wilkinson (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Luke Wilkinson (Stevenage).

  12. Post update

    Luke Norris (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Stevenage. Tom Conlon replaces Matt Godden.

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Chris Whelpdale (Stevenage) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Swindon Town. James Brophy replaces John Goddard.

  16. Booking

    Paul Mullin (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  17. Post update

    Jonathan Smith (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Paul Mullin (Swindon Town).

  19. Post update

    Danny Newton (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by John Goddard (Swindon Town).

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