Huddersfield 1 Swindon 1

By Tim
Last updated : 30 October 2005
Swindon started will David Stroud making his first team debut after making the step up from the youth tea, and also Miglioranzi, and Shakes also starting.

It was a good start for Swindon who had most of the play in the first half, with a number of early corners, but Swindon weren't able to make anything from these.

Huddersfield rearly looked like scoring in the first half as it was nearly all Swindon chances, although without Rory Fallon up front due to his suspension Swindon didn't look too good in front of goal.

Huddersfield were lucky not to have Tony Carrs sent off as he fouled Michael Pook who would have only had the 'keeper to beat and looked like scoring, but he was only shown a yellow card.

Swindon took the free kick, which was then handled in the box by Nathan Clarke, and Swindon were awarded a penalty for the second week in a row, but without Christian Roberts this week to job fell to Andy Gurney, and although the 'keeper dived to his left which was the correct way the ball stay beat him to give Swindon a rare away lead to into the half time break leading 1-0.

Huddersfield looked a lot better in the second half, with Heaton having to make a very good save, but minutes later Huddersfield equalised with a shot from inside the box from Chris Brandon making it 1-1.

Swindon pushed forward for a winner, but never really looked like scoring another goal with Pook having his header saved, and Bouazza coming close, and also David Stroud making a good run, but he couldn't get a shot in.

Swindon did get the ball in the back of the net with five minutes to go, but this was ruled out for offside, and after playing four minutes of stoppage time Swindon held out for the 1-1 draw.

Overall a point is a good result to take away from the team that started second at the start of the day, but Swindon were unlucky not to win as although they had most of the play they were limited in their number of chances in front of goal, but including the LDV Vans Trophy game Swindon have now gone four games unbeaten, although they are still five points adrift at the bottom of the game after Gillingham won.



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