Bournemouth 2 Swindon 1

Swindon started fairly well, but all their hard work was wasted when on 23 minutes Andy Gurney pulled the shirt of Bournemouth's James Keene. Gurney was shown the red card, and Bournemouth were awarded a penalty which James Hayter took and scored.

After playing well Swindon finally got an equaliser on 44 minutes with their first away goal since Milton Keynes on Good Friday last season. Pook provided the cross and Steve Jenkins scored with a close range header to put Swindon back into the game.

Bournemouth took the lead again with a second goal of the game from James Hayter with a header on 68 minutes.

Swindon then piled on the pressure, and were given a great chance of an equaliser when Tony Thorpe was fouled in the box. Gowling was sent off, and both sides were down to ten men. Thorpe took the penalty, but paused during his run up, so the ball was hit with little power, and the 'keeper was able to push the ball away, Swindon scored from the rebound, but this was ruled out for offside.

Jack Smith came close to getting an equaliser with a number of powerful shots which went just over, and a free kick from sub Colin Heath also came close, but Bournemouth hung on for the home win.

Overall a better game from Swindon, and the should have got at least a point from the game, but at least their finally managed to score away from home. Swindon's next game is at home to Bradford City next Saturday.