Swindon 1-0 Plymouth- Report
Report of match 14th April 2012
Swindon 1-0 Plymouth- Report.
Connell puts Robins on the brink
Substitute Paul Connell grabbed a deserved late winner as Swindon took a step closer to League One with a 1-0 victory over Plymouth.
Paolo Di Canio's men dominated for long periods and were finally rewarded as Connell, the Robins' top scorer this season, fired the ball home from seven yards out in the 85th minute.
It was just rewards for the League Two table-toppers, who could have been ahead as early as the sixth minute when Paul Benson nodded a Paul Caddis cross against the crossbar.
Caddis, who was returning from a long injury lay-off, was influential throughout much of the first period and set up Simon Ferry, in 25th minute only for the midfielder's shot to be well saved by Jake Cole.
The second half was a much more even affair and Plymouth nearly grabbed the lead in 63rd minute through substitute Ashley Hemmings, who drove a shot agonisingly wide from 25 yards.
But Swindon were not to be denied as super sub Connell ensured all three points with five minutes remaining.
|Competition: npower League Two Date: Saturday, 14th April 2012 Kick off: 15:00 Venue: County Ground|
|1 - 0||Plymouth Arg.
|13||Oliver Risser (Smith 74)|
|23||Raffaele De Vita (Rooney 58)|
|34||Ronan Murray (Connell 55)|
|17||Alan Connell (Murray 55)|
|19||Luke Rooney (De Vita 58)|
|24||Jonathan Smith (Risser 74)|
|8||Simon Walton (Hourihane 87)|
|11||Warren Feeney (Fletcher 73)|
|32||Alex MacDonald (Hemmings 62)|
|10||Steve Fletcher (Feeney 73)|
|20||Conor Hourihane (Walton 87)|
|31||Ashley Hemmings (MacDonald 62)|
|Swindon Town cards shown|
|60 mins||Aden Flint||Unsporting behaviour|
|74 mins||Alan Connell||Unsporting behaviour|
|76 mins||Jay McEveley||Unsporting behaviour|
|Plymouth Arg. cards shown|
|44 mins||Warren Feeney||Unsporting behaviour|
|59 mins||Onismor Bhasera||Unsporting behaviour|