Swindon 1 Stockport 2

By Tim
Last updated : 13 October 2003
7,060 fans - most of them from Swindon which the Stratton Bank open for home fans saw Swindon lose their second game in a row after taking the lead.
Mid way through the first half Swindon were awared a penalty after David Duke was fouled in the bos. Toomy Mooney took the kick, but his shot was saved by the Stockport keeper Spencer who was making only his 5th ever start in league football. At least Mooney's penalty was not as bad as Beckham's miss against Turkey for England later on.

Tommy Mooney made up for his penalty miss a minute before half time with a good close range shot to give Swindon the lead at half time.

Six minutes into the second half Stockport were level thanks to a close range goal by Barlow following a long throw by Dave Challinor.

Andy King bought up new signing French man Sebastien Ruster, but he couldn't help Swindon to take the lead again.

Swindon then fell behind to the poor Stockport side on 87 minutes with another goal from close range.

Manager Andy King then got himself sent to the stands after arguing with a Stockport played who appeared to catch the ball whilst it was still it play when Gurney was laying injured on the ground.

Overall a poor game. Swindon didn't really deserve to lose, but once again as has happened so many times this season gave up their lead in the game. Swindon could have gone third if they had won, but have now slipped to 10th in the table.

Swindon next travel to play Boston United in the LDV Trophy away on Wednesday evening, this will be Swindon's first ever game to the Lincolnshire side who joined the Football League in the 2002/3 season.


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