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Head to Head: Swindon Town

6 January 2017

Matt Bullin takes a look back on our recent record against The Robins

Town take on Swindon at The County Ground this Saturday on the back of three straight defeats.

However, Town can take some solace that Swindon themselves are not in prime form, having not won in the league since November.

Swindon do hold the historical upper hand in the fixture having won 30 of the 61 matches played between the sides, whilst Town have won 16 and there have been 15 draws.

The most recent match saw the sides meet at the Greenhous Meadow earlier this season when the sides played out a 1-1 draw.

John Goddard’s ninth minute opener for Swindon was cut out by Ivan Toney’s strike on the brink of half time.

But it was Swindon who took the spoils in both of the league ties in the 2015/16 season. In the second match up Town went home from The County Ground disappointed having suffered a 3-0 defeat.

A brace from Nicky Ajose either side of half time and a late Jordan Young finish saw Swindon coast to victory.

Earlier in the 2015/16 season Nicky Ajose again proved to be Town’s downfall as his 34th minute strike gave Swindon a 1-0 win at the Greenhous Meadow.

In the 2013/14 season the sides again met twice in League One. The second fixture saw Swindon score two late goals to send Town home pointless.

Michael Smith struck first on the half hour mark before Paul Parry equalised just before half time. But it was not to be for Town as an 89th minute goal from Nile Ranger and another goal for Smith in extra time gave Swindon a 3-1 win.

Earlier in the 13/14 season however, it was Town who came out on top at the Greenhous Meadow, winning 2-0.

Adam Reach scored in the ninth minute to give Town the lead, before second half substitute Tom Bradshaw sealed all three points with a late winner.

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