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  • Date:21 Jan 2012
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:County Ground
  • Attendance:7,639
Goal!

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95mins

Matt Ritchie is caught offside. Carl Tremarco takes the direct free kick.

95mins

Michael Bakare is adjudged to have handled the ball. Matt Ritchie restarts play with the free kick.

94mins

Shot on goal by Luke Rooney from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

92mins

Jonathan Smith joins the action as a substitute, replacing Simon Ferry.

89mins

Oliver Risser gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on George Donnelly. Matthew Hamshaw takes the direct free kick.

87mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Aden Flint by Nathaniel Brown. Nathaniel Brown is sent off by the referee. Matt Ritchie restarts play with the free kick.

86mins

Ronan Murray produces a drilled left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand upright. Luke Rooney takes a inswinging corner.

84mins

Unfair challenge on Michael Bakare by Matt Ritchie results in a free kick. Michael Thomas on for Arnaud Mendy. Indirect free kick taken by Jose Veiga.

77mins

Paul Benson receives a yellow card.

76mins

Paul Benson scores a headed goal from close in. Swindon 1-0 Macclesfield.Luke Rooney provided the assist for the goal.

73mins

Ben Mills on for Waide Fairhurst.

71mins

Matt Ritchie takes a inswinging corner. Aden Flint takes a shot. Save by Jose Veiga. Elliott Hewitt challenges Luke Rooney unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ronan Murray takes the free kick.

70mins

Luke Rooney takes a shot. Save by Jose Veiga. Simon Ferry concedes a free kick for a foul on Nathaniel Brown. Jose Veiga takes the free kick.

66mins

Colin Daniel goes off and Michael Bakare comes on.

65mins

Inswinging corner taken by Luke Rooney from the left by-line.

63mins

Paul Caddis is shown a yellow card. Foul by Waide Fairhurst on Paul Caddis, free kick awarded. Aden Flint takes the free kick.

62mins

Matthew Hamshaw has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target.

61mins

(Swindon) makes a substitution, with Ronan Murray coming on for Alan Connell.

59mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Shaun Brisley by Paul Benson. Free kick taken by Jose Veiga.

58mins

Shot on goal by Luke Rooney from just inside the area goes over the target.

56mins

Shaun Brisley challenges Alan Connell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Alessandro Cibocchi takes the direct free kick.

52mins

Raffaele De Vita leaves the field to be replaced by Luke Rooney.

51mins

The official flags Alan Connell offside. Jose Veiga takes the free kick.

48mins

Corner from right by-line taken by Matthew Hamshaw.

46mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Matt Ritchie.

46mins

Paul Benson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Arnaud Mendy. Direct free kick taken by Jose Veiga.

45mins

Matt Ritchie takes a shot. Save by Jose Veiga.

44mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Raffaele De Vita from the left by-line.

43mins

Corner taken by Matt Ritchie from the right by-line, Shaun Brisley makes a clearance.

40mins

Inswinging corner taken by Raffaele De Vita, Nathaniel Brown manages to make a clearance.

40mins

Shot from just outside the box by Matt Ritchie misses to the left of the target.

39mins

Matt Ritchie takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.

38mins

Oliver Risser fouled by Arnaud Mendy, the ref awards a free kick. Simon Ferry takes the direct free kick.

37mins

Nathaniel Brown gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Aden Flint. Free kick taken by Wesley Foderingham.

35mins

Foul by Oliver Risser on Arnaud Mendy, free kick awarded. Jose Veiga takes the free kick.

34mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Raffaele De Vita from the left by-line.

33mins

Inswinging corner taken by Matt Ritchie from the right by-line.

29mins

The official flags Paul Benson offside. Free kick taken by Elliott Hewitt.

28mins

Corner from the left by-line taken by Raffaele De Vita, clearance made by Nathaniel Brown.

19mins

Foul by Colin Daniel on Paul Caddis, free kick awarded. Aden Flint takes the indirect free kick. Free kick awarded for a foul by Raffaele De Vita on Elliott Hewitt. Direct free kick taken by Elliott Hewitt.

16mins

Corner taken left-footed by Matt Ritchie from the right by-line to the near post, Shaun Brisley makes a clearance.

13mins

Unfair challenge on George Donnelly by Oliver Risser results in a free kick. Carl Tremarco takes the free kick.

11mins

Alan Connell produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the crossbar.

8mins

George Donnelly takes a shot.

7mins

Unfair challenge on Nathaniel Brown by Simon Ferry results in a free kick. Nathaniel Brown restarts play with the free kick.

Match Preview

McCormack out for Robins Swindon will be without defender Alan McCormack for their clash with Macclesfield. McCormack serves the second game of a two-match ban against the visiting Silkmen after accumulating 10 yellow cards over the course of the campaign. Joe Devera stepped in to deputise at the heart of defence for the Robins during the 2-1 win at Rotherham last time out and the former Barnet man is expected to keep his place at the County Ground. Winger Luke Rooney, who arrived from Gillingham on Tuesday, is set to be named among the substitutes by manager Paolo Di Canio. However, Di Canio will once again omit striker Mehdi Kerrouche from his matchday squad. The Algerian forward has not featured for the Wiltshire club since the 1-1 draw at Bristol Rovers on December 10 and is expected to leave the club in January. Gary Simpson will have his attacking options boosted for the game. The Silkmen boss can call upon recent signing Ben Mills, who was cup tied for the FA Cup third-round replay defeat to Bolton in midweek, while left-sided forward Michael Bakare is expected to go straight into the squad having completed his move from Blue Square Bet South outfit Chelmsford. Waide Fairhurst is also pushing for a start in attack after netting a hat-trick as Macc's second string beat Oldham 3-0 on Wednesday night. Ross Draper (broken metatarsal) and Lewis Chalmers (hernia) are definitely ruled but fellow midfielder Sam Wedgbury (groin) could be fit to play. Forwards Ben Tomlinson and George Donnelly also face late fitness tests on respective thigh and groin complaints. Scott Kay returned to the bench against Bolton following a long absence with a thigh injury and could be selected in the matchday squad once more, while cup tied midfielder Michael Thomas returns to contention.

Formation:442Manager: Paolo Di Canio

Swindon

Formation: 433Manager: Gary Simpson

Macclesfield

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

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Match Report

Di Canio rage eased by victory Swindon manager Paolo Di Canio was sent off as his side maintained their promotion challenge with a fiery 1-0 victory over 10-man Macclesfield. Paul Benson's first league goal since joining Swindon from Charlton earlier this month was enough to earn the home side a victory to keep up the pressure on the top three. Benson rose to nod home debutant Luke Rooney's cross 14 minutes from time. Di Canio was forced to watch that winner from the stand after being banished from the touchline midway through the second-half for over-protesting to referee Keith Stroud after the hosts were denied a free-kick. The victory would have been by a greater margin but for midfielder Matt Ritchie blazing a late penalty over the crossbar. Macclesfield finished the game with 10 men after captain Nat Brown was shown a straight red card for a shove on Swindon defender Aden Flint, which led to the penalty award. Swindon were good value for the three points after dominating possession but Macclesfield could have nicked an unlikely point but for a woeful finish by Matt Hamshaw when clean through.

Form Guide

    DWLWWW
  • Swindon
  • VS
  • Macclesfield
  • DLDWLL

Last Meetings

  • Macclesfield
  • 2 - 0
  • Swindon
  • 30/09/2011
  • Swindon
  • 2 - 0
  • Macclesfield
  • 27/01/2007
  • Macclesfield
  • 2 - 1
  • Swindon
  • 23/12/2006

Top Scorers

Swindon

  • M Ritchie 8
  • A Connell 6
  • M Kerrouche 5
  • R De Vita 4
  • P Caddis 2
  • J Smith 2
  • A McCormack 1
  • L Magera 1
  • O Risser 1
  • S Ferry 1
  • R Murray 1
  • A Flint 1

Macclesfield

  • B Tomlinson 5
  • R Draper 4
  • S Brisley 3
  • G Donnelly 3
  • T Diagne 3
  • M Hamshaw 1
  • C Daniel 1
  • A Mendy 1

Goals

Swindon

    • Total goals 60
    • Goals per game 40
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 7 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Macclesfield

    • Total goals 44
    • Goals per game 24
  • 2 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 6 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 8 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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