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Classic encounters: Swindon Town

12 November 2020


Classic encounters: Swindon Town

12 November 2020

Re-live classic encounters between Shrewsbury Town and Swindon Town!

Town are at home this weekend as they welcome Swindon Town to the Montgomery Waters Meadow for a Sky Bet League One clash clash.

Take a look back at previous meetings between the two sides as they prepare for their 63rd meeting in a fixture that dates back to 1952.

League One, Greenhous Meadow, Saturday 17 August 2013: Shrewsbury Town 2-0 Swindon Town.

A goal in each half helped Shrewsbury to record their first win of the season at home to Swindon Town this afternoon.

Debutant Adam Reach – who had barely been in Shropshire for 48 hours after joining on a month’s loan from Middlesbrough – grabbed the opener inside ten minutes, and substitute Tom Bradshaw sealed the victory when he pounced on a defensive error late on.

After a cagey opening Town went ahead on nine minutes with Reach getting his Shrewsbury career off to an absolute flyer. He intercepted Darren Ward’s intended pass and set off unopposed toward the goal.

As Wes Foderingham advanced off his line to try and make the target a bit smaller, Reach coolly stroked the ball beyond him and into the corner with one swipe of his left foot to score Town’s first league goal of the campaign.

The points were secured five minutes from time when Bradshaw caught Nathan Byrne dallying in his own area, and a demi-second later the net was rippling for a second time as the Welshman got off the mark to ease the tension.

It was no more than Turner’s men deserved as they had been the better side for the lion’s share of proceedings and it was pleasing to see Ryan Woods make a cameo appearance with the points assured.

Town: Chris Weale, Connor Goldson, Joe Jacobson, Darren Jones, Tamira Mkandawire (c), Jon Taylor, Luke Summerfield, Paul Parry (Woods, 90), Aaron Wildig, Akwasi Asante (Bradshaw, 75), Adam Reach

Substitutes: Joe Anyon, Kaiman Anderson, Graham Burke, Dave McAllister, Alex McQuade

Swindon Town: Wes Foderingham, Nathan Thompson, Nathan Byrne, Massimo Luongo, Grant Hall, Ryan Harley, Andy Williams (Ranger, 72), Alex Pritchard, Yaser Kasim (Thompson, 63), Miles Storey (Smith, 71), Darren Ward (c)

Substitutes: Jay McEveley, Jack Bartham, Tyrrell Belford, Troy Archibald-Henville

Attendance: 4,943 (545 Swindon)

League Two, Greenhous Meadow, Saturday 27 August 2011: Shrewsbury Town 2-1 Swindon Town.

Terry Gornell and Marvin Morgan complete a second half comeback over Swindon Town to take all three points.

After a scrappy opening, it was the visitors Swindon who took the lead after 25 minutes. Matt Richie continued his fantastic start to life at Swindon on loan from Portsmouth. He dispatched Lander Gabilondo’s pass first time from 18 yards and his effort thumped Swindon ahead as it was too powerful for Ben Smith.

It was almost two in two minutes for Ritchie as he was in the right place at the right time to almost make Town pay for a mix up at the back between Jermaine Grandison and Ian Sharps.

After talking to at half-time, Town came out the brighter side in the second half. They were seeing more of the ball and forcing Swindon into constant mistakes and loose passes. Town made their pressure pay off in the 57th minute, when Terry Gornell made space in the area from Lionel Ainsworth’s pullback and was able to slot the ball past Swindon ‘keeper, Phil Smith.

The Town pressure was looking bound to create another goal and the match-winning moment came in the 71st minute through Marvin Morgan. The forward made no mistake when he was one on one with Smith and was able to maintain composure to round the Swindon ‘keeper and slot the ball into an empty net.

Three important points for Graham Turner’s Shrews and it saw them move up to 11th in the table, whilst Swindon remained strugglers, as they dropped to 21st.

Town: Smith - Cansdell-Sherriff, Grandison, Jacobson, Sharps - Ainsworth, McAllister, Wright, Wroe - Gornell, Morgan

Subs: Neal, Hazell, Leslie, Richards, Collins

Swindon: Smith - Caddis, Devera, Flint, Kennedy - Ferry, Gabilondo Bernal, Ritchie, Smith - Clarke, De Vita

Subs: Lanzano, Comazzi, McCormack, Esajas, Magera

Attendance: 5,323



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