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Swindon Town 4-2 Burton Albion

Brett Pitman scored his first Swindon goal as Richie Wellens' side beat Burton.

Jordan Stevens, Mathieu Baudry and Jonny Smith were also on the scoresheet for Town as well as 32-year-old Pitman, with Stephen Quinn and Lucas Akins responding for the visitors.

Swindon went 1-0 up after seven minutes when Stevens won possession in midfield and then lashed home from the edge of the box after collecting Jack Payne's through ball.

It was 2-0 on the half-hour mark when Pitman stroked in first time with the side of his foot from another Payne pass.

Baudry powered in a header from a Paul Caddis corner to make it three and, with 35 minutes gone, Swindon looked to be cruising.

Burton got themselves back into it in the 40th minute, though, when Stephen Quinn found the back of the net with a half-volley from the edge of the box after Swindon failed to clear a corner.

However, Jonny Smith restored Swindon's three-goal lead on the hour when he was left free to convert a Matt Smith pass.

Akins reduced the deficit to 4-2 with a close-range header after 77 minutes but it was too late for visitors Burton to mount any sort of late comeback.

Report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Swindon

  • 1Kovar
  • 2Caddis
  • 6BaudrySubstituted forGroundsat 90'minutes
  • 3FryersBooked at 45mins
  • 24Hunt
  • 42Grant
  • 15SmithBooked at 58mins
  • 22Stevens
  • 18PayneBooked at 34minsSubstituted forHopeat 82'minutes
  • 11SmithSubstituted forDonohueat 75'minutes
  • 8Pitman

Substitutes

  • 5Grounds
  • 9Smith
  • 17Donohue
  • 20Grant
  • 21Curran
  • 25Fryer
  • 45Hope

Burton

  • 24Garratt
  • 12Fox
  • 2Brayford
  • 6Wallace
  • 3Daniel
  • 4EdwardsSubstituted forGilliganat 86'minutes
  • 7QuinnSubstituted forRolesat 61'minutes
  • 8Powell
  • 11LawlessSubstituted forVassilevat 66'minutes
  • 9Hemmings
  • 10Akins

Substitutes

  • 16Vassilev
  • 17Roles
  • 19Anderson
  • 22Gallacher
  • 25Gilligan
  • 26Hart
  • 28Sharman-Lowe
Referee:
Kevin Johnson

Match Stats

Home TeamSwindonAway TeamBurton
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home9
Away8
Shots on Target
Home8
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home11
Away16

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Swindon Town 4, Burton Albion 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Swindon Town 4, Burton Albion 2.

  3. Post update

    Hand ball by Ben Fox (Burton Albion).

  4. Post update

    Foul by Joe Powell (Burton Albion).

  5. Post update

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

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Swindon Town. Jonathan Grounds replaces Mathieu Baudry because of an injury.

  7. Post update

    Offside, Swindon Town. Dion Donohue tries a through ball, but Hallam Hope is caught offside.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jack Roles (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

  9. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Joe Powell (Burton Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Kane Hemmings with a headed pass.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Burton Albion. Ciaran Gilligan replaces Ryan Edwards.

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Brett Pitman (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Swindon Town. Hallam Hope replaces Jack Payne.

  13. Post update

    Hand ball by Lucas Akins (Burton Albion).

  14. Post update

    Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Paul Caddis.

  15. Post update

    Lucas Akins (Burton Albion) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Joe Powell with a cross following a set piece situation.

  16. Post update

    Indiana Vassilev (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Rob Hunt (Swindon Town).

  18. Goal!

    Goal! Swindon Town 4, Burton Albion 2. Lucas Akins (Burton Albion) header from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Colin Daniel with a cross.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Swindon Town. Dion Donohue replaces Jonny Smith.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Joe Powell (Burton Albion).