League Two
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Swindon Town 2-1 Walsall

Eoin Doyle scored his 14th goal of the season as Swindon extended their winning run to three matches by beating Walsall.

For the third time this season, Swindon scored within 10 minutes, as League Two top scorer Doyle tapped in from Keshi Anderson's low cross with just five minutes played.

Richie Wellens' side started the second half superbly as well, with Diallang Jaiyesimi scoring in the 47th minute after his shot took a deflection and crept in.

Rory Gaffney reduced the arrears by heading in a free-kick that Swindon goalkeeper Steven Benda failed to claim, which left his goal gaping and Gaffney took full advantage.

The weather conditions made it difficult for both sides to create clear-cut chances.

Walsall pressed for a leveller but failed to properly test Benda, while Rob Hunt had a shot saved for Swindon, with his long-range effort skidding into the grateful arms of Jack Rose.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Swindon

  • 1Benda
  • 24Hunt
  • 6Baudry
  • 3Fryers
  • 35Donohue
  • 27JaiyesimiSubstituted forWooleryat 59'minutes
  • 42Grant
  • 10Doughty
  • 30AndersonSubstituted forLydenat 21'minutes
  • 9Yates
  • 28Doyle

Substitutes

  • 5Broadbent
  • 11Woolery
  • 14Iandolo
  • 17Twine
  • 19Lyden
  • 21Curran
  • 23McCormick

Walsall

  • 13Rose
  • 6Scarr
  • 4Sadler
  • 33JulesSubstituted forHardyat 73'minutes
  • 24Facey
  • 15Holden
  • 16GuthrieSubstituted forBatesat 24'minutes
  • 8Kinsella
  • 3Pring
  • 11AdebayoSubstituted forLaveryat 72'minutes
  • 30Gaffney

Substitutes

  • 1Roberts
  • 2Norman
  • 9Lavery
  • 10Gordon
  • 17Hardy
  • 20Bates
  • 26Liddle
Referee:
Josh Smith
Attendance:
7,014

Match Stats

Home TeamSwindonAway TeamWalsall
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home6
Away7
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home17
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Swindon Town 2, Walsall 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Swindon Town 2, Walsall 1.

Attempt missed. Rory Gaffney (Walsall) header from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Rory Holden with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Anthony Grant.

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Rob Hunt.

Attempt blocked. Rory Holden (Walsall) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Caolan Lavery (Walsall) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Rory Gaffney.

Offside, Walsall. Dan Scarr tries a through ball, but Caolan Lavery is caught offside.

Foul by Rob Hunt (Swindon Town).

Rory Gaffney (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Rory Gaffney (Walsall) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Mat Sadler.

Foul by Michael Doughty (Swindon Town).

Cameron Pring (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by James Hardy.

Steven Benda (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Rory Gaffney (Walsall).

Foul by Michael Doughty (Swindon Town).

Alfie Bates (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Dion Donohue (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Rory Gaffney (Walsall).

Attempt missed. Jordan Lyden (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Eoin Doyle.

Attempt saved. Rob Hunt (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Michael Doughty.

Jordan Lyden (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Liam Kinsella (Walsall).

Foul by Eoin Doyle (Swindon Town).

Liam Kinsella (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Walsall. James Hardy replaces Zak Jules.

Substitution

Substitution, Walsall. Caolan Lavery replaces Elijah Adebayo.

Mathieu Baudry (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Cameron Pring (Walsall).

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Alfie Bates.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Zak Jules.

Foul by Jerry Yates (Swindon Town).

Rory Holden (Walsall) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Anthony Grant (Swindon Town).

Liam Kinsella (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Jerry Yates (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Shay Facey (Walsall).

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Kaiyne Woolery replaces Diallang Jaiyesimi.

Hand ball by Dan Scarr (Walsall).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Forest Green1694320101031
2Bradford169342415930
3Swindon179352820830
4Crewe169342618830
5Exeter178542320329
6Cheltenham1584327141328
7Newport167631713427
8Colchester177552216626
9Northampton177462218425
10Port Vale176742222025
11Salford176652125-424
12Cambridge176562217523
13Plymouth166552420423
14Mansfield175572625120
15Macclesfield165561720-320
16Leyton Orient175572428-420
17Crawley175572429-520
18Grimsby155462020019
19Carlisle175391829-1118
20Oldham173771826-816
21Scunthorpe173682125-415
22Walsall1743101225-1315
23Stevenage172781221-913
24Morecambe1734101529-1413
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