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Stevenage 0-1 Swindon Town

Ollie Banks scored the only goal of the game as Swindon lifted themselves into the League Two play-off places with a scrappy victory at Stevenage.

The Robins are now sixth following their 10th away league win of the season, extending what was already the best record in the division, and were hardly troubled by their hosts.

Swindon took the lead after 16 minutes when Banks made the most of some slack marking to head in Matt Taylor's corner off the underside of the bar.

Banks then struck a long-range free kick narrowly over with the final act of a poor first half and the quality on show hardly improved after the restart.

Ben Purkiss saw a low effort skim along the turf before being held by Stevenage goalkeeper Tom King with what was a rare effort on target from either team.

Boro substitute Jamie Gray then whipped a superb effort just wide with his first touch after coming on, but it was a night where they barely threatened to find an equaliser.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Stevenage

  • 13King
  • 25HenryBooked at 45minsSubstituted forAmosat 45+3'minutesBooked at 87mins
  • 4King
  • 33Wilmot
  • 20VancootenBooked at 3mins
  • 2Smith
  • 5Franks
  • 30McKeeSubstituted forGrayat 67'minutes
  • 10Kennedy
  • 24Godden
  • 19NewtonSubstituted forConlonat 33'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Fryer
  • 6Wilkinson
  • 14Amos
  • 18Conlon
  • 29Slater
  • 31Gray
  • 34Georgiou

Swindon

  • 21Charles-Cook
  • 4Preston
  • 6Lancashire
  • 2Purkiss
  • 31Taylor
  • 19Elsnik
  • 30AndersonSubstituted forDunneat 83'minutes
  • 29Banks
  • 20GordonSubstituted forRobertsonat 90+2'minutes
  • 9Norris
  • 17RichardsSubstituted forMullinat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Robertson
  • 7Mullin
  • 8Dunne
  • 14Iandolo
  • 22Woolery
  • 24Knoyle
  • 28Moore
Referee:
Darren Drysdale
Attendance:
2,116

Match Stats

Home TeamStevenageAway TeamSwindon
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home5
Away6
Shots on Target
Home1
Away4
Corners
Home1
Away6
Fouls
Home15
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Stevenage 0, Swindon Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Stevenage 0, Swindon Town 1.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Jack King.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Chris Robertson replaces Kellan Gordon.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Tom Conlon.

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

Foul by Luke Norris (Swindon Town).

Tom Conlon (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Kellan Gordon (Swindon Town).

Foul by Fraser Franks (Stevenage).

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

Tom Conlon (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Kellan Gordon (Swindon Town).

Booking

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

Foul by Luke Amos (Stevenage).

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

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Jack King (Stevenage) because of an injury.

Foul by Luke Norris (Swindon Town).

Jack King (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. James Dunne replaces Keshi Anderson.

Ben Kennedy (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matthew Taylor (Swindon Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Paul Mullin replaces Marc Richards.

Foul by Jamie Gray (Stevenage).

Kellan Gordon (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Ben Purkiss.

Attempt missed. Jamie Gray (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Timi Max Elsnik (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Jamie Gray replaces Mark McKee.

Attempt missed. Fraser Franks (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Foul by Fraser Franks (Stevenage).

Keshi Anderson (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Ben Purkiss (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Jonathan Smith (Stevenage).

Keshi Anderson (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Fraser Franks (Stevenage).

Timi Max Elsnik (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Jonathan Smith (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Foul by Matt Godden (Stevenage).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton30186666303660
2Wycombe29157755401552
3Notts County29149648321651
4Coventry29155934211350
5Mansfield291311543321150
6Swindon29162114540550
7Accrington28154948341449
8Lincoln City29139741281348
9Exeter2715393833548
10Newport30121084136546
11Colchester30111094037343
12Crawley30126123235-342
13Carlisle29118103937241
14Stevenage30108123841-338
15Cambridge29108112839-1138
16Cheltenham3098134045-535
17Grimsby3198142843-1535
18Port Vale3096153441-733
19Yeovil2987144150-931
20Morecambe3079142941-1230
21Crewe2992183449-1529
22Chesterfield3076173053-2327
23Forest Green2975173151-2026
24Barnet2957172843-1522
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