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  • Date:25 Feb 2012
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:County Ground
  • Attendance:7,962
  • Benson (7) Benson (28)
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92:38 +2.38

Danny Coid gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ronan Murray. The referee shows Jamie Devitt a yellow card for dissent. Indirect free kick taken by Paul Caddis.

91:29 +1.29

Raffaele De Vita takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post.

91:15 +1.15

Right-footed shot by Matt Ritchie.

90:38 +0.38

Shot from just outside the box by Jamie Devitt misses to the right of the target.

89:10

Michael Smith concedes a free kick for a foul on Alan McCormack. Alan McCormack takes the indirect free kick.

85:32

Raffaele De Vita is brought on as a substitute for Luke Rooney.

81:46

Kevin McIntyre takes a inswinging corner to the near post.

79:25

Lee Cox concedes a free kick for a foul on Jamie Devitt. Jamie Devitt takes the indirect free kick.

77:52

Matt Ritchie has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

76:17

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Wesley Foderingham.

71:00

Shot on goal by Michael Smith from just inside the area clears the crossbar.

68:07

Simon Ferry leaves the field to be replaced by Lee Cox.

66:58

Michael Smith fouled by Alan McCormack, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Jamie Devitt.

64:38

Danny Coid gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Luke Rooney. Indirect free kick taken by Luke Rooney.

61:11

Unfair challenge on Michael Smith by Oliver Risser results in a free kick. Booking for Joe Devera for unsporting behaviour. Jamie Devitt takes the free kick.

60:32

Corner taken right-footed by Luke Rooney from the left by-line to the near post, Danny Coid manages to make a clearance.

59:22

Jamie Devitt fouled by Paul Caddis, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Michael Liddle.

58:23

Padraig Amond is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Wesley Foderingham.

55:45

Effort on goal by Paul Benson from just outside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.

54:17

Ronan Murray on for Alan Connell.

53:41

The referee blows for offside. Wesley Foderingham takes the free kick.

51:45

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Matt Ritchie from the right by-line, save made by Lee Nicholls.

50:31

The official flags Padraig Amond offside. Alan McCormack takes the indirect free kick.

48:40

Matt Ritchie is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Free kick taken by Jamie Devitt.

46:44

Michael Smith on for Bryan Hughes.

45:50 +0.50

Matt Ritchie takes a shot. Save by Lee Nicholls.

45:01

(Accrington Stanley) makes a substitution, with Bryan Hughes coming on for Aristote Nsiala. Dean Winnard goes off and Charlie Barnett comes on.

43:05

Free kick awarded for a foul by Alan Connell on Jamie Devitt. Jamie Devitt restarts play with the free kick.

40:02

Alan McCormack fouled by Padraig Amond, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Wesley Foderingham.

37:17

Kevin McIntyre takes a inswinging corner to the near post.

33:08

Free kick awarded for a foul by Craig Lindfield on Oliver Risser. Craig Lindfield booked. Direct free kick taken by Callum Kennedy.

31:00

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Aristote Nsiala by Paul Benson. Indirect free kick taken by Aristote Nsiala.

30:26

Jamie Devitt takes a shot.

29:53

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kevin McIntyre by Alan Connell. Free kick taken by Aristote Nsiala.

28:49

Paul Benson fires in a goal from just inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Swindon 2-0 Accrington Stanley.

25:54

Unfair challenge on Jamie Devitt by Callum Kennedy results in a free kick. Kevin McIntyre restarts play with the free kick.

24:19

Corner from left by-line taken by Matt Ritchie.

24:00

Matt Ritchie takes a shot.

21:24

Corner taken by Kevin McIntyre from the left by-line played to the near post.

20:25

Callum Kennedy is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Kevin McIntyre takes the indirect free kick.

19:47

Paul Benson is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Lee Nicholls.

19:07

Foul by Aristote Nsiala on Paul Benson, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Matt Ritchie.

15:39

Free kick awarded for a foul by Padraig Amond on Alan McCormack. Alan McCormack takes the direct free kick.

12:32

Corner taken by Luke Rooney from the left by-line to the near post, Danny Coid makes a clearance.

11:23

Dean Winnard concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul Benson. Free kick taken by Matt Ritchie.

10:48

Corner taken by Kevin McIntyre from the right by-line to the near post.

10:33

Short corner taken by Padraig Amond.

10:05

Kevin McIntyre takes a inswinging corner to the near post.

7:42

Paul Benson grabs a headed goal from inside the box. Swindon 1-0 Accrington Stanley.

3:05

Matt Ritchie fouled by Michael Liddle, the ref awards a free kick. Paul Caddis takes the indirect free kick.

1:12

Luke Rooney decides to take a short corner.

Match Preview

Connell to continue for Di Canio Swindon can strengthen their position at the top of npower League Two with victory over Accrington, but they will have to do so without Lukas Magera. The tall Czech Republic striker has rejoined Banik Ostrava on loan until the end of the season, after notching only once in 18 appearances since arriving at the County Ground. Substitute Alan Connell grabbed a winning brace as the Robins saw off Shrewsbury 2-1 in midweek, and will likely lead the line alongside Paul Benson, with Billy Bodin dropping to the bench. Defender Adam Flint is a long-term concern, with his groin problem likely to sideline him for at least five more weeks. Paolo Di Canio has overseen a run of four straight league victories, whereas struggling Accrington are winless under new boss Paul Cook and have not scored in their last three outings. Accrington will once again be without defender Sean Hessey when they travel to Wiltshire. Hessey had hoped to return from a troublesome hamstring injury for the midweek trip to Crewe but did not appear at Gresty Road and remains sidelined. Ian Craney is another absentee in midfield due to pain in the ankle that he broke earlier in the season. Boss Paul Cook has completed the loan signing of Wigan goalkeeper Lee Nicholls. The 19-year-old will stay at the Crown Ground for an initial month and is available at the weekend. Cook is yet to register a point or a goal in the two games since he succeeded John Coleman.

Formation:442Manager: Paolo Di Canio

Swindon

Formation: 442Manager:

Accrington Stanley

  • Wesley Foderingham
  • Paul Caddis
  • Joe Devera
  • Alan McCormack
  • Callum Kennedy
  • Matt Ritchie
  • Simon Ferry
  • Oliver Risser
  • Luke Rooney
  • Paul Benson
  • Alan Connell
  • SUBS
  • Lee Cox
  • Raffaele De Vita
  • Alessandro Cibocchi
  • Billy Bodin
  • Ronan Murray

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Match Report

Benson at the double for rampant Robins Paul Benson's first half double led Swindon to an easy 2-0 victory over Accrington as the League Two leaders notched a club record ninth successive league win. Alan Connell had a shot cleared off the line by Peter Murphy in the opening seconds, but the Robins did not have to wait long for the lead as Benson rose to nod in Luke Rooney's eighth minute cross from the left wing. Stanley almost hit back against the run of play when Padraig Amond's header from Jamie Devitt's centre rebounded off a post. The hosts were denied by the woodwork as Matt Ritchie's long range curler smacked against the crossbar in the 24th minute. Connell had also had a shot deflected off the bar by the time Benson rifled in his and Swindon's second shortly before the half-hour after Stanley captain Dean Winnard sliced a clearance into the striker's path. Swindon's win would have been more emphatic but for a brilliant last minute double save from debutant Stanley goalkeeper Lee Nicholls to deny Ritchie and substitute Raffaele de Vita.

Form Guide

    WWWWWW
  • Swindon
  • VS
  • Accrington Stanley
  • LDWLLL

Last Meetings

  • Accrington Stanley
  • 0 - 2
  • Swindon
  • 15/10/2011
  • Swindon
  • 2 - 0
  • Accrington Stanley
  • 10/03/2007
  • Accrington Stanley
  • 1 - 1
  • Swindon
  • 07/10/2006

Top Scorers

Swindon

  • M Ritchie 9
  • A Connell 8
  • R De Vita 4
  • P Benson 3
  • J Smith 3
  • P Caddis 2
  • B Bodin 2
  • A McCormack 1
  • L Magera 1
  • O Risser 1
  • J Devera 1
  • S Ferry 1
  • R Murray 1
  • A Flint 1
  • L Rooney 1

Accrington Stanley

  • P Amond 4
  • C Lindfield 3
  • P Murphy 3
  • M Evans 3
  • M Smith 3
  • B Hughes 2
  • S Hessey 2
  • K McIntyre 1
  • D Coid 1
  • I Craney 1
  • L Joyce 1
  • D Winnard 1
  • C Barnett 1

Goals

Swindon

    • Total goals 75
    • Goals per game 52
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 5 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 8 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 7 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 9 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Accrington Stanley

    • Total goals 61
    • Goals per game 38
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 7 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 6 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 8 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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