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  • Date:05 Mar 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:County Ground
  • Attendance:10,489
Goal!

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95:10 +5.10

David Prutton has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses right.

94:23 +4.23

Outswinging corner taken by Michael Rose from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Oliver Lancashire.

93:52 +3.52

Michael Rose takes a shot.

92:59 +2.59

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matthew Richards by Michael Timlin. Matthew Richards takes the direct free kick.

91:55 +1.55

David Prutton has an effort at goal. Save by Jimmy Walker.

90:01 +0.01

(Walsall) makes a substitution, with Darryl Westlake coming on for Aaron Lescott.

86:38

The referee blows for offside. David Lucas takes the indirect free kick.

80:23

Unfair challenge on Oliver Lancashire by Jonathan Obika results in a free kick. Jimmy Walker takes the direct free kick.

76:59

Marco Gbarssin has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.

76:21

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Richard Taundry, Scott Cuthbert makes a clearance.

75:42

Jonathan Douglas gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marco Gbarssin. Matthew Richards takes the free kick.

72:18

Jonathan Obika on for Jon-Paul McGovern.

70:50

Free kick awarded for a foul by Andy Frampton on Jonathan Macken. Direct free kick taken by Jimmy Walker.

68:23

Andy Frampton produces a left-footed shot from inside the area that clears the crossbar.

68:04

Foul by Darren Byfield on David Prutton, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed by Jon-Paul McGovern.

63:48

Darren Byfield on for Emanuel Jorge Ledesma.

61:30

(Swindon) makes a substitution, with Michael Timlin coming on for Simon Ferry.

60:51

Paul Caddis concedes a free kick for a foul on Alex Nicholls. Direct free kick taken by Aaron Lescott.

59:59

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Michael Rose from the right by-line, clearance made by Marco Gbarssin.

55:18

Short corner taken by Emanuel Jorge Ledesma from the left by-line.

51:44

Alex Nicholls comes on in place of Julian Gray. Unfair challenge on Michael Rose by Julian Gray results in a free kick. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Michael Rose.

50:38

Matt Ritchie fouled by Julian Gray, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Michael Rose.

47:31

Emanuel Jorge Ledesma gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul Caddis. Direct free kick taken by David Lucas.

46:35

Mike Grella challenges Andy Butler unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Jimmy Walker.

46:14

Jonathan Douglas gets a header at goal,

45:40 +0.40

The referee shows Julian Gray a yellow card.

43:27

Jonathan Macken gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mike Grella. David Lucas restarts play with the free kick.

42:52

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Richard Taundry, Michael Rose manages to make a clearance.

39:03

Marco Gbarssin concedes a free kick for a foul on Mike Grella. Free kick crossed by Michael Rose, Julian Gray makes a clearance.

35:47

Tom Williams gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Simon Ferry. Free kick taken by Jonathan Douglas.

34:44

Richard Taundry produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the goal.

31:42

Andy Butler challenges David Prutton unfairly and gives away a free kick. David Lucas takes the free kick.

30:33

The assistant referee flags for offside against Mike Grella. Oliver Lancashire restarts play with the free kick.

29:45

The referee blows for offside against Jonathan Macken. Scott Cuthbert takes the direct free kick.

27:29

Oliver Lancashire is booked. The referee gives a free kick against Oliver Lancashire for handball. Michael Rose restarts play with the free kick.

26:07

Matthew Richards takes the inswinging corner, Andy Frampton makes a clearance.

25:53

Richard Taundry takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Jonathan Douglas gets a block in.

25:12

Paul Caddis is caught offside. Tom Williams takes the direct free kick.

22:50

Andy Butler fouled by Jonathan Douglas, the ref awards a free kick. Jimmy Walker takes the free kick.

20:53

The assistant referee flags for offside against Jonathan Macken. Scott Cuthbert takes the direct free kick.

20:27

Emanuel Jorge Ledesma fouled by Michael Rose, the ref awards a free kick. Matthew Richards restarts play with the free kick.

18:35

Free kick awarded for a foul by Julian Gray on Scott Cuthbert. Scott Cuthbert restarts play with the free kick.

18:06

Marco Gbarssin fouled by David Prutton, the ref awards a free kick. Jimmy Walker restarts play with the free kick.

17:15

Header from deep inside the area by Richard Taundry goes over the bar.

16:09

Shot by Mike Grella from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

15:18

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

14:46

Jon-Paul McGovern takes a outswinging corner.

11:52

Richard Taundry concedes a free kick for a foul on Jon-Paul McGovern. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Jon-Paul McGovern, Tom Williams makes a clearance.

1:10

Free kick awarded for a foul by Mike Grella on Aaron Lescott. Direct free kick taken by Matthew Richards.

Match Preview

Hart set for Robins bow Paul Hart will take charge of his first game as Swindon manager in what is a crucial relegation six-pointer against Walsall at the County Ground. With Danny Wilson having resigned from his post on Wednesday evening, Hart was immediately appointed until the end of the season and faces a pivotal debut in the Town dugout. Just three points and one position separate 21st-placed Town from resurgent Walsall and victory would see them leapfrog their rivals out of the drop zone. Hart will check on Elliot Benyon (hamstring) who missed last weekend`s 4-1 defeat at Southampton but fellow striker Thomas Dossevi (side), who also failed to recover for the St Mary`s clash, is again unlikely to make it. Forward Vincent Pericard (knee) and defender Milan Misun (knee) remain long-term absentees. Winger Alan O`Brien returned from his hamstring injury as a second-half substitute against Saints and should again be involved. Walsall manager Dean Smith has a fully-fit squad for the crucial relegation clash. The Saddlers leapfrogged Town out of the drop zone with Tuesday`s stunning 1-0 win at home to high-flying Southampton but know defeat at the County Ground would see their rivals return the favour. Smith is unlikely to make any changes to his starting XI from midweek, meaning recent signing Emmanuel Ledesma should again be included from the off having made his debut against Saints. Jon Macken returned from a back spasm to net the winner against Nigel Adkins` side and he will continue to lead the line. Striker Darren Byfield came on for his second substitute appearance in the space of four days and will again be in Smith`s matchday squad as he continues his rehabilitation from a lengthy absence with a knee injury.

Formation:451Manager: Paul Hart

Swindon

Formation: 442Manager: Dean Smith

Walsall

  • David Lucas
  • Paul Caddis
  • Scott Cuthbert
  • Andy Frampton
  • Michael Rose
  • Jon-Paul McGovern
  • Jonathan Douglas
  • Simon Ferry
  • David Prutton
  • Matt Ritchie
  • Mike Grella
  • SUBS
  • Phil Smith
  • Michael Timlin
  • Kevin Amankwaah
  • Aden Flint
  • Alan O'Brien
  • Alan Sheehan
  • Jonathan Obika

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Match Report

All square in battle at the bottom Swindon and Walsall played out a drab goalless draw in a crucial match at the bottom of League One. It was Paul Hart's first game in charge of the Robins after replacing Danny Wilson on Wednesday, and The County Ground saw its second highest attendance of the season with over 10,000 watching what proved to be a game with only one shot on target. The first half was a poor affair with neither team really threatening. Swindon had a couple of half chances when a short corner eventually fell to Matt Ritchie but his powerful shot from 12 yards flew wide. And seconds later on-loan striker Mike Grella capitalised on a mistake in the Walsall defence but saw his shot whistle past the left-hand upright. Swindon's first attack of the second half almost saw them take the lead. Ritchie carved out a superb cross from the left-hand side and skipper Jonathan Douglas rose well but his header came back off the angle of post and bar. There was very little action in front of goal until the last minute of injury time when Swindon broke quickly and Michael Rose let fly with a fierce shot just inside the penalty area that was brilliantly tipped onto the crossbar by Walsall's James Walker.

Form Guide

    LDLLLL
  • Swindon
  • VS
  • Walsall
  • WLWLDW

Last Meetings

  • Walsall
  • 1 - 2
  • Swindon
  • 18/09/2010
  • Swindon
  • 1 - 1
  • Walsall
  • 17/04/2010
  • Walsall
  • 1 - 1
  • Swindon
  • 19/09/2009
  • Swindon
  • 3 - 2
  • Walsall
  • 27/01/2009
  • Walsall
  • 2 - 1
  • Swindon
  • 29/11/2008
  • Swindon
  • 0 - 3
  • Walsall
  • 23/02/2008

Top Scorers

Swindon

  • M Ritchie 5
  • M Rose 3
  • J McGovern 3
  • T Dossevi 3
  • D Prutton 2
  • V Pericard 2
  • S Cuthbert 2
  • M Timlin 1
  • A Sheehan 1
  • E Benyon 1
  • P Caddis 1

Walsall

  • J Gray 7
  • M Richards 7
  • J Macken 5
  • A Nicholls 5
  • A Butler 2
  • W Grigg 2
  • J Price 1
  • A Lescott 1
  • D Byfield 1
  • P Marshall 1
  • E Smith 1
  • D Westlake 1

Goals

Swindon

    • Total goals 100
    • Goals per game 42
  • 3 (For) 10 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • (For) 8 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 7 (For) 5 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 10 (For) 9 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 10 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Walsall

    • Total goals 98
    • Goals per game 40
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 6 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 7 (For) 7 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 11 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 7 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 7 (For) 9 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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