Swindon 2-0 Gillingham- Match Report
Report of match 25th October 2011
Swindon 2-0 Gillingham- Match Report.
Robins leave it late against Gills
Two late strikes gave Swindon a 2-0 victory over Gillingham.
A 30-yard effort from Matt Ritchie in the 80th minute and another from Jonathan Smith in added time made sure of the points for the hosts, who extended their winning run to three League Two games.
The teams were level at half time with few scares in either goalmouth, as both goalkeepers were forced into only routine saves. Wes Foderingham, the Swindon keeper, palmed a cross into the path of Gills striker Jo Kuffour in the 30th minute, a chance which the former Bristol Rovers man he should have netted, but Robins defender Alan McCormack reacted brilliantly to block the striker's effort.
For Swindon, Ritchie produced a good low strike early on, but apart from that there was little to cause any alarm in the visitors' defence.
After the break both sides were guilty of misplaced passes, but Luke Rooney was unlucky to see his low drive rebound off a post in the 65th minute, the ball bouncing along the goal-line to safety.
Ritchie's strike came from nothing 30 yards out with 10 minutes remaining, and Smith rounded off the win with second left. Gillingham will think themselves unlucky not to have at least shared the points.
|Competition: npower League Two Kick Off: 19:45 Venue: County Ground Attendance: 7,787|
|2 - 0||Gillingham
|-||Match ends, Swindon Town 2, Gillingham 0.|
|90+1||Second Half ends, Swindon Town 2, Gillingham 0.|
|90+1||Goal! Swindon Town 2, Gillingham 0. Jonathan Smith (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Alan Connell.|
|86||Substitution, Gillingham. Stefan Payne replaces Curtis Weston.|
|85||Substitution, Swindon Town. Oliver Risser replaces Jake Jervis.|
|83||Jonathan Smith (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.|
|80||Goal! Swindon Town 1, Gillingham 0. Matt Ritchie (Swindon Town) left footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Paul Caddis.|
|76||Substitution, Gillingham. Danny Kedwell replaces Jo Osei-Kuffour.|
|63||Substitution, Swindon Town. Alan Connell replaces Cristian Montano.|
|57||Garry Richards (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.|
|-||Second Half begins Swindon Town 0, Gillingham 0.|
|45+4||First Half ends, Swindon Town 0, Gillingham 0.|
|41||Substitution, Swindon Town. Alessandro Cibocchi replaces Alan McCormack.|
|32||Charlie Lee (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.|
|25||Corner, Swindon Town.|
|24||Corner, Swindon Town.|
|14||Corner, Swindon Town.|
|-||First Half begins.|
|-||Lineups are announced and players are warming up.|