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Salford City 2-3 Swindon Town

Eoin Doyle scored a brace as Swindon fired themselves to the top of League Two thanks to a fourth-consecutive victory with a narrow 3-2 win at Salford.

The hosts opened the scoring early from the penalty spot as Adam Rooney coolly slotted home after he had been clumsily tripped by Swindon goalkeeper Steven Benda.

The Robins equalised in the 10th minute when Doyle met Michael Doughty's through-ball before side-footing home his eighth goal in six games.

Salford came close to regaining the lead when Rooney flashed a low drive inches past the post following Joey Jones' excellent pass.

In first-half stoppage-time, Swindon skipper Mathieu Baudry headed narrowly over the crossbar from Kaiyne Woolery's cross.

Swindon went in front from the spot after the 54th minute as Doyle smashed home his 16th league goal of the season - and ninth from the last six matches - after Salford skipper Liam Hogan blocked Jerry Yates' shot with his arm.

Twelve minutes from time the visitors made it 3-1 when Yates mopped up a loose ball after goalkeeper Chris Neal could not hold on to strikes from Doughty and then Doyle.

Rooney scored a second penalty with the last kick of the game after Baudry had felled Jones, but Swindon held on for maximum points.

Report supplied by PA Media

Line-ups

Salford

  • 1Neal
  • 2Wiseman
  • 5Hogan
  • 15BurgessBooked at 26mins
  • 3Touray
  • 25JonesSubstituted forThomas-Asanteat 83'minutes
  • 4Threlkeld
  • 17Towell
  • 32Jervis
  • 9Rooney
  • 20DieseruvweBooked at 45minsSubstituted forArmstrongat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Piergianni
  • 7Armstrong
  • 8Maynard
  • 12Letheren
  • 22Jones
  • 28Thomas-Asante
  • 34Doyle

Swindon

  • 1Benda
  • 24Hunt
  • 6Baudry
  • 3Fryers
  • 14Iandolo
  • 42GrantSubstituted forRoseat 90+1'minutes
  • 19Lyden
  • 11Woolery
  • 10DoughtySubstituted forCaddisat 90+3'minutes
  • 9Yates
  • 28DoyleSubstituted forJaiyesimiat 90+2'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Rose
  • 5Broadbent
  • 21Curran
  • 23McCormick
  • 27Jaiyesimi
  • 34Zakuani
  • 41Caddis
Referee:
Leigh Doughty
Attendance:
3,509

Match Stats

Home TeamSalfordAway TeamSwindon
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home10
Away17
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home4
Away3
Fouls
Home17
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Salford City 2, Swindon Town 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Salford City 2, Swindon Town 3.

Goal!

Goal! Salford City 2, Swindon Town 3. Adam Rooney (Salford City) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Penalty conceded by Mathieu Baudry (Swindon Town) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Salford City. Brandon Thomas-Asante draws a foul in the penalty area.

Attempt saved. Brandon Thomas-Asante (Salford City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Adam Rooney.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Paul Caddis replaces Michael Doughty.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Diallang Jaiyesimi replaces Eoin Doyle.

Attempt missed. Jake Jervis (Salford City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Ibou Touray with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Danny Rose replaces Anthony Grant.

Jordan Lyden (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Richard Towell (Salford City).

Attempt missed. Eoin Doyle (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Kaiyne Woolery following a fast break.

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

Foul by Brandon Thomas-Asante (Salford City).

Substitution

Substitution, Salford City. Brandon Thomas-Asante replaces Joey Jones.

Attempt blocked. Kaiyne Woolery (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Kaiyne Woolery (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Joey Jones (Salford City).

Goal!

Goal! Salford City 1, Swindon Town 3. Jerry Yates (Swindon Town) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Eoin Doyle.

Attempt saved. Eoin Doyle (Swindon Town) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

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

Offside, Salford City. Adam Rooney tries a through ball, but Luke Armstrong is caught offside.

Foul by Cameron Burgess (Salford City).

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

Adam Rooney (Salford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Anthony Grant (Swindon Town).

Hand ball by (Swindon Town).

Attempt missed. Jerry Yates (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jordan Lyden.

Attempt saved. Joey Jones (Salford City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Kaiyne Woolery (Swindon Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Eoin Doyle.

Foul by Oscar Threlkeld (Salford City).

Rob Hunt (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Salford City. Luke Armstrong replaces Emmanuel Dieseruvwe.

Offside, Salford City. Jake Jervis tries a through ball, but Liam Hogan is caught offside.

Foul by Anthony Grant (Swindon Town).

Emmanuel Dieseruvwe (Salford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Hand ball by Emmanuel Dieseruvwe (Salford City).

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Cameron Burgess.

Attempt blocked. Cameron Burgess (Salford City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Emmanuel Dieseruvwe.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Swindon1810353122933
2Forest Green179442011931
3Bradford169342415930
4Crewe179352722530
5Exeter188642320330
6Cheltenham1685327141329
7Northampton188462619728
8Port Vale187742423128
9Newport167631713427
10Colchester177552216626
11Plymouth177552520526
12Salford186662328-524
13Cambridge186572319423
14Mansfield185672625121
15Macclesfield175661720-321
16Crawley185672530-521
17Leyton Orient185582430-620
18Grimsby155462020019
19Scunthorpe184682325-218
20Carlisle1853101931-1218
21Walsall1853101426-1218
22Oldham173771826-816
23Morecambe1835101630-1414
24Stevenage172781221-913
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