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Swindon   2 - 1   Brighton

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Swindon 2-1 Brighton

Swindon boosted their play-off hopes with a hard-fought, narrow victory over struggling Brighton.

Billy Painter gave the home side the lead from the penalty spot in the 31st minute after he had been pushed by Brighton full-back Jim McNulty.

However, seven minutes later Elliott Bennett's superb right-wing cross was headed powerfully in by Nicky Forster.

The winner came midway through the second half, Charlie Austin heading in Jon-Paul McGovern's cross.


Brighton manager Gus Poyet tells BBC Sussex:

"The difference right now is not in the middle of the park, not from box to box. It's defending in our box and finishing the action that we create.

"If you are not strong in defending and you don't mark in your box and of course you don't put it in the net, you've got no chance in football."


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Saturday, 19 December 2009

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Home Team Score Away Team Time
Swindon 2-1 Brighton FT
(HT 1-1)
  • Paynter (pen) 31
  • Austin 54
  • Forster 38

Swindon

  • 01 Lucas
  • 02 Cuthbert
  • 03 Sheehan yellow card
  • 06 Greer
  • 15 Amankwaah (Lescinel 24)
  • 04 Douglas yellow card
  • 07 McGovern
  • 18 O'Brien (Timlin 74)
  • 30 Ferry
  • 20 Paynter yellow card
  • 32 Austin

Substitutes

  • 12 Smith,
  • 19 Lescinel,
  • 10 Timlin,
  • 24 Ward,
  • 25 Marshall,
  • 22 Macklin,
  • 31 Revell

Brighton

  • 29 Brezovan
  • 03 McNulty yellow card
  • 04 Elphick yellow card
  • 06 El-Abd
  • 12 Tunnicliffe (Dickinson 67)
  • 08 Navarro (Cox 67)
  • 18 Dicker
  • 20 Crofts
  • 26 Bennett
  • 09 Forster
  • 17 Murray (Davies 84)

Substitutes

  • 01 Kuipers,
  • 23 Virgo,
  • 27 Hoyte,
  • 07 Cox,
  • 15 Hart,
  • 10 Dickinson,
  • 25 Davies
Ref: MossAtt: 7,068
SWINDON
BRIGHTON

Possession

  • Swindon 53%
  • Brighton 47%

Attempts on target

  • Swindon 8
  • Brighton 6

Attempts off target

  • Swindon 5
  • Brighton 4

Corners

  • Swindon 11
  • Brighton 11

Fouls

  • Swindon 9
  • Brighton 11
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+4:03 The final whistle goes and the game is over.
  • 90:00+2:06 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Elliott Bennett from the left by-line.
  • 90:00+0:29 The referee blows for offside against Liam Dickinson. Alan Sheehan restarts play with the free kick.
  • 89:53 Jon-Paul McGovern takes a short corner.
  • 89:21 Corner taken by Jon-Paul McGovern from the right by-line.
  • 88:02 Free kick awarded for a foul by Jon-Paul McGovern on Liam Dickinson. Jim McNulty takes the direct free kick.
  • 86:35 Foul by Gordon Greer on Nicky Forster, free kick awarded. Elliott Bennett delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing.
  • 86:10 The ball is crossed by Jon-Paul McGovern, Jonathan Douglas produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.
  • 85:21 Centre by Dean Cox, clearance made by Alan Sheehan.
  • 84:53 Elliott Bennett crosses the ball, clearance made by Jon-Paul McGovern.
  • 83:21 Substitution Craig Davies comes on in place of Glenn Murray.
  • 81:28 Elliott Bennett decides to take a short corner.
  • 80:58 Corner taken by Elliott Bennett, Scott Cuthbert makes a clearance.
  • 80:38 Corner taken right-footed by Elliott Bennett, clearance made by Lescinel Jean-Francois.
  • 80:30 The ball is swung over by Gary Dicker, Simon Ferry manages to make a clearance.
  • 79:59 Liam Dickinson takes a shot. David Lucas makes a save.
  • 78:59 Effort from the edge of the area by Liam Dickinson goes wide of the right-hand post.
  • 78:03 Direct free kick taken by Peter Brezovan.
  • 78:03 Booking Alan Sheehan receives a caution.
  • 77:40 Foul by Alan Sheehan on Gary Dicker, free kick awarded.
  • 76:50 Nicky Forster produces a cross.
  • 75:34 Corner taken right-footed by Elliott Bennett, Scott Cuthbert manages to make a clearance.
  • 73:54 Substitution Michael Timlin comes on in place of Alan O'Brien.
  • 72:10 The ball is swung over by Dean Cox, Glenn Murray produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the crossbar.
  • 71:03 Outswinging corner taken by Elliott Bennett, Nicky Forster takes a shot. David Lucas makes a save.
  • 70:33 Nicky Forster takes a shot. David Lucas makes a save.
  • 68:42 Headed effort from inside the area by Billy Paynter misses to the right of the goal.
  • 67:57 Alan Sheehan takes the direct free kick.
  • 67:57 Booking Billy Paynter receives a yellow card.
  • 67:02 Unfair challenge on Billy Paynter by Adam El-Abd results in a free kick.
  • 66:13 Substitution Liam Dickinson on for James Tunnicliffe.
  • 66:13 Substitution Dean Cox comes on in place of Alan Navarro.
  • 63:56 Free kick crossed left-footed by Alan Sheehan from left wing, save made by Peter Brezovan.
  • 63:56 Booking Tommy Elphick is given a yellow card.
  • 63:44 Foul by Tommy Elphick on Charlie Austin, free kick awarded.
  • 62:40 Adam El-Abd challenges Alan O'Brien unfairly and gives away a free kick. Gordon Greer takes the direct free kick.
  • 60:05 Billy Paynter takes a shot. Save by Peter Brezovan.
  • 57:01 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alan Sheehan by Gary Dicker. Free kick crossed right-footed by Jon-Paul McGovern from left wing, save by Peter Brezovan.
  • 56:27 Jon-Paul McGovern takes a inswinging corner.
  • 55:33 Scott Cuthbert challenges Gary Dicker unfairly and gives away a free kick. Alan Navarro restarts play with the free kick.
  • 53:29 Jon-Paul McGovern provided the assist for the goal.
  • 53:29 GOAL - Charlie AustinSwindon 2 - 1 Brighton Charlie Austin finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close in. Swindon 2-1 Brighton.
  • 53:18 The ball is delivered by Jon-Paul McGovern,
  • 50:36 Gordon Greer fouled by Andrew Crofts, the ref awards a free kick. Jonathan Douglas takes the direct free kick.
  • 50:06 Pass corner from left by-line taken by Elliott Bennett to short, Gordon Greer makes a clearance.
  • 49:58 Nicky Forster delivers the ball, Scott Cuthbert makes a clearance.
  • 48:37 Direct free kick taken by Tommy Elphick.
  • 48:37 Booking Jonathan Douglas booked.
  • 48:03 Free kick awarded for a foul by Jonathan Douglas on Nicky Forster.
  • 46:23 Glenn Murray takes a shot. Save made by David Lucas.
  • 45:01 The second half kicks off.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+2:20 The match has reached half-time.
  • 45:00+2:03 Alan O'Brien crosses the ball, Billy Paynter takes a shot. Save by Peter Brezovan.
  • 45:00+1:08 Elliott Bennett takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, David Lucas makes a save.
  • 45:00+1:02 Jim McNulty crosses the ball, blocked by Jon-Paul McGovern.
  • 44:43 Alan O'Brien produces a cross, Charlie Austin has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.
  • 43:16 Effort from outside the penalty box by Alan Sheehan goes wide right of the target.
  • 42:19 Jon-Paul McGovern decides to take the corner short.
  • 42:08 The ball is sent over by Jon-Paul McGovern, James Tunnicliffe manages to make a clearance.
  • 40:17 Glenn Murray gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alan Sheehan. Alan Sheehan has an effort direct from the free kick,
  • 39:46 Inswinging corner taken by Jon-Paul McGovern.
  • 37:11 Assist on the goal came from Elliott Bennett.
  • 37:11 GOAL - Nicky ForsterSwindon 1 - 1 Brighton Nicky Forster grabs a headed goal from close range. Swindon 1-1 Brighton.
  • 37:06 Elliott Bennett produces a cross,
  • 35:44 Simon Ferry gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alan Navarro. Elliott Bennett takes the direct free kick.
  • 33:56 Alan Sheehan takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Adam El-Abd manages to make a clearance.
  • 33:06 Alan O'Brien fouled by Adam El-Abd, the ref awards a free kick. Shot comes in from Jonathan Douglas from the free kick, save made by Peter Brezovan.
  • 31:29 Free kick awarded for a foul by Alan Sheehan on Glenn Murray. Elliott Bennett takes the free kick.
  • 30:53 GOAL - Billy PaynterSwindon 1 - 0 Brighton Penalty taken right-footed by Billy Paynter and scored. Swindon 1-0 Brighton.
  • 30:06 Booking Jim McNulty goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.
  • 29:46 Foul by Jim McNulty on Billy Paynter, Penalty awarded.
  • 27:40 The offside flag is raised against Nicky Forster. David Lucas takes the direct free kick.
  • 26:39 Andrew Crofts takes a long range shot clearing the bar.
  • 23:35 Substitution Lescinel Jean-Francois on for Kevin Amankwaah.
  • 23:24 Glenn Murray takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the bar.
  • 22:48 Outswinging corner taken by Elliott Bennett from the right by-line.
  • 22:25 Corner taken right-footed by Elliott Bennett, clearance by Gordon Greer.
  • 21:17 Nicky Forster fouled by Gordon Greer, the ref awards a free kick. Jim McNulty has an effort direct from the free kick, Gordon Greer gets a block in.
  • 20:17 Nicky Forster challenges Jonathan Douglas unfairly and gives away a free kick. Alan Sheehan takes the direct free kick.
  • 19:57 Charlie Austin takes a shot. Tommy Elphick gets a block in.
  • 18:50 Kevin Amankwaah sends in a cross, Charlie Austin takes a shot. Peter Brezovan makes a save.
  • 18:23 Billy Paynter fouled by Alan Navarro, the ref awards a free kick. Jonathan Douglas takes the free kick.
  • 17:58 The ball is swung over by Adam El-Abd, Kevin Amankwaah makes a clearance.
  • 16:33 Charlie Austin fouled by Alan Navarro, the ref awards a free kick. Gordon Greer takes the free kick.
  • 16:02 Inswinging corner taken by Alan Sheehan from the right by-line.
  • 15:38 Jonathan Douglas takes a shot. Save made by Peter Brezovan.
  • 14:39 Nicky Forster delivers the ball, save by David Lucas.
  • 14:22 Jon-Paul McGovern crosses the ball, Billy Paynter takes a shot. Save by Peter Brezovan.
  • 11:50 Inswinging corner taken by Jon-Paul McGovern, save made by Peter Brezovan.
  • 11:21 Corner taken by Alan Sheehan.
  • 10:34 Alan Sheehan takes the inswinging corner, Peter Brezovan makes a save.
  • 9:25 Elliott Bennett crosses the ball, David Lucas makes a save.
  • 8:13 The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by David Lucas.
  • 6:23 Elliott Bennett crosses the ball, Gordon Greer manages to make a clearance.
  • 3:27 Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Elliott Bennett.
  • 3:19 A cross is delivered by Elliott Bennett, Alan Sheehan gets a block in.
  • 1:31 Billy Paynter challenges James Tunnicliffe unfairly and gives away a free kick. Peter Brezovan takes the direct free kick.
  • 0:43 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jon-Paul McGovern from the left by-line.
  • 0:00 The game begins.

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Saturday, 19 December 2009 17:11 UK

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3 Norwich 22 21 42
4 Colchester 21 16 39
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8 Millwall 22 7 33
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13 Southend 22 -4 26
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15 Southampton 22 12 25
16 Gillingham 22 -4 25
17 Yeovil 22 -4 25
18 Exeter 22 -7 25
19 Oldham 22 -8 25
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21 Brighton 22 -16 20
22 Tranmere 22 -22 20
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