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Swindon Town 1-0 Bristol Rovers

Brett Pitman's 75th-minute header earned John Sheridan his first win as Swindon manager as the Robins beat Bristol Rovers 1-0.

A tight affair was settled late on when Pitman guided in Matt Smith's whipped free-kick from the left to give Swindon the local bragging rights.

Both sides had chances to win the game prior to the goal, but the advertising hoardings were bothered more than either goalkeeper.

Jack Payne had a trio of shots dragged wide of the post in the first half, while Brandon Hanlan and Sam Nicholson came close for Rovers, but Paul Tisdale's side stepped it up a notch when they found themselves a goal down.

Chelsea loanee Luke McCormick had a powerful half-volley brilliantly saved by Matej Kovar low to his right and, seconds later, Nicholson guided a header off the far post and wide.

Swindon almost got a second in the last five minutes, but Hallam Hope could only slice his shot high and wide after Pitman's knock down.

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Line-ups

Swindon

  • 1Kovar
  • 16OdimayoBooked at 64mins
  • 6Baudry
  • 5GroundsBooked at 62mins
  • 17DonohueBooked at 38mins
  • 15Smith
  • 42Grant
  • 11SmithSubstituted forStevensat 56'minutes
  • 18PayneSubstituted forGrantat 71'minutes
  • 45Hope
  • 8PitmanSubstituted forBroadbentat 90+1'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Caddis
  • 20Grant
  • 21Curran
  • 22Stevens
  • 24Hunt
  • 25Fryer
  • 33Broadbent

Bristol Rovers

  • 32Jaakkola
  • 15Kilgour
  • 5Ehmer
  • 25HarriesSubstituted forWestbrookeat 74'minutes
  • 22Hare
  • 4Grant
  • 6UpsonBooked at 90mins
  • 24TutondaSubstituted forKoikiat 87'minutes
  • 14McCormickSubstituted forBaldwinat 87'minutes
  • 11NicholsonBooked at 78mins
  • 9Hanlan

Substitutes

  • 1van Stappershoef
  • 8Westbrooke
  • 20Hargreaves
  • 26Baldwin
  • 28Walker
  • 41Oztumer
  • 47Koiki
Referee:
Thomas Bramall

Match Stats

Home TeamSwindonAway TeamBristol Rovers
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home12
Away9
Shots on Target
Home3
Away1
Corners
Home2
Away10
Fouls
Home11
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Swindon Town 1, Bristol Rovers 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Swindon Town 1, Bristol Rovers 0.

  3. Booking

    Ed Upson (Bristol Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  4. Post update

    Hallam Hope (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Ed Upson (Bristol Rovers).

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Swindon Town. Tom Broadbent replaces Brett Pitman.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Mathieu Baudry.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Jonathan Grounds.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Jack Baldwin replaces Luke McCormick.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Ali Koiki replaces David Tutonda.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Hallam Hope (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

  12. Post update

    Anthony Grant (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by David Tutonda (Bristol Rovers).

  14. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Stevens (Swindon Town).

  15. Post update

    Max Ehmer (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Sam Nicholson (Bristol Rovers) hits the left post with a header from the centre of the box. Assisted by David Tutonda with a cross.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Luke McCormick (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  18. Booking

    Sam Nicholson (Bristol Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  19. Post update

    Matthew Smith (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Sam Nicholson (Bristol Rovers).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hull1290321101127
2Peterborough138142213925
3Ipswich128131910925
4Portsmouth1373325131224
5Charlton11722158723
6Lincoln City12723159623
7Fleetwood1371524131122
8Sunderland126421610622
9Accrington106131310319
10Plymouth125432020019
11Doncaster115331912718
12Wimbledon124531514117
13Crewe135171313016
14Blackpool125161215-316
15Gillingham124261116-514
16Northampton134271322-914
17MK Dons133461417-313
18Swindon124171724-713
19Oxford Utd114071320-712
20Rochdale123361119-812
21Bristol Rovers123361120-912
22Shrewsbury121561119-88
23Wigan12219920-117
24Burton131481426-127
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