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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

Formation 4-3-3

  • 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

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Salford City 2, Swindon Town 3.

  2. Full Time

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

  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.

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    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.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Swindon Town. Paul Caddis replaces Michael Doughty.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Swindon Town. Diallang Jaiyesimi replaces Eoin Doyle.

  9. Post update

    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.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Swindon Town. Danny Rose replaces Anthony Grant.

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Foul by Richard Towell (Salford City).

  13. Post update

    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.

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Foul by Brandon Thomas-Asante (Salford City).

  16. Substitution

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

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Foul by Joey Jones (Salford City).

  20. 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.