Vital Swindon Town brings you live commentary from the Fitness First Stadium as Swindon Town take on AFC Bournemouth in their last League One fixture of 2007.
Going in to the game Town had won 2 on the trot and now end up going 3 unbeaten after drawing 2-2 with Bournemouth.SWINDON TOWN’S LINE-UP
STARTING XI:Brezovan, Blackburn, Ifil, Vincent, Nicholas, McGovern, Easton, Peacock, Zaaboub, Corr,Cox
SUBSTITUTES: Paynter, Sturrock, Pook, Allen, Mohamed
AFC BOURNEMOUTH LINE-UP
STARTING XI: Stewart, Young, Pearce, Pearce, Cummings, Hollands, Karacan, Christophe, Gradel, Vokes, Pitman
SUBSTITUTES:Perrett, Bartley, Bradbury, Kuffour, Henry
–Swindon Town are wearing their white sorts and shirts for the second time this season whilst AFC Bournemouth will play in their usual red and white striped shirts and black shorts.
–There is over 1,000 Swindon Town fans at the Fitness First Stadium and some Bournemouth fans had to be moved to another section of the ground to make room for the massive Swindon contingent.
–The beginning of the action has all been in Swindon’s end so far.
–The Swindon Town fans are in fine voice this afternoon.
— Swindon Town’s Barry Corr broke forward and passed the ball to Craig Easton however Easton is offside.
–Swindon Town are enjoying most of the possession thus far and have had 3 throw in’s in the last 1 and a half minutes.
–Jamie Vincent is Swindon’s captain for today.
–Cherries’ Pitman goes forward for Town but keeper Peter Brezovan handles the ball easily.
–Barry Corr scores for Town but it is ruled that Corr is offside.
–Town fans are now chanting “going down” to our hosts at Dean Court.
–Both teams are heading the ball about. Andy Nicholas clears a dangerous ball from Bournemouth.
–The Swindon Town fans are STILL streaming into the stadium.
–McGovern has a chance for Swindon however Hollands clears the ball for the Cherries.
–CLOSE For Bournemouth. Peter Brezovan just makes a pivotal save.
–Chris Blackburn fouled after heading the ball away.
–Simon Cox goes close for Town however he smacked the ball right at the goalkeeper about 10 yds out.
–Gradel takes the ball at the other end of the pitch and goes close to making it 1-0 for Bournemouth. The ball went just wide of Brezovan’s goal.
–Bournemouth are enjoying most of the possession at the 25th minute mark.
— Jerel Ifil takes his eye on the ball almost resulting in a 1-0 lead to Bournemouth.
–Again Swindon Town are playing poor in the first half.
–Pittman runs down the left hand side however is intercepted by Jerel Ifil who launches the ball forward to Simon Cox.
–The Bournemouth fans have finally woken up and are chanting “RED ARMY” for the home team.
–Vokes runs down the left hand side and almost got a corner for AFCB.
–Sofiene Zaaboub runs forward however 4 AFCB defenders stop the run.
–Gradel almost scores for Bournemouth. Town have not really had any goalscoring chances.
–Christophe fouls Peacock and a free kick is quickly taken giving Town a corner.
–This is Town’s second corner of the game however McGovern kicks it out of play.
–Zaaboub gives the ball away, Excellent save by Brezovan, Christophe was so close for Bournemouth.
No added time after 45 minutes.
HALF TIME: AFC Bournemouth 0 Swindon Town 0.
— Pitman starts off the action for Bournemouth and is saved by Brezovan.
–Brezovan kicks the ball long and McGovern shoots just wide of the post.
— Town are shooting towards their fans in the second half which is sure to lift the fans.
–GOAL BARRY CORR!!!! AFC Bournemouth 0 – Swindon Town 1
— The Bournemouth fans are now singing “Swindon Town is full of….” Obviously jealous of our goal.
–The Swindon Town fans are in full voice now, singing “SWINDON TOWN FC, WE’RE BY FAR THE GREATEST TEAM….”.
–Town have a goal disallowed Simon Cox judged to have pushed a Bournemouth player.
–It’s back, Town fans start singing “E-I-E-I-E-I-O UP THE FOOTBALL LEAGUE WE GO!!!”
Borunemouth substitution, Cristophe off for James Henry, Jo Kuffour comes on for Pitman.
— Borunemouth seem to be having the most of the possession, Jamie Vincent lies in a crunching tackle to keep the Cherries at bay.
—GOAL Jo Kuffour, AFC Bournemouth 1 Swindon Town 1
–Bournemouth go close again and continue putting th pressure on. Town seem to be watching the action instead of taking part right now. COME ON TOWN!!
–Swindon need to settle down. Bournemouth are really applying the pressure now.
–former Town player Jo Kuffour is causing all sorts of problems to Swindon since coming on.
— All the Town players have gone back. Zaaboub gives ball away to Kuffour, Vokes goes close again for Bournemouth. Come On Town sort it out!!!!
–Swindon Town subsitution, Zaaboub off for Mohamed. A welcome break to stop Bournemouth’s charge.
–The live League One table see’s Town sitting 12th in League One and 6 points out of the playoffs.
—GOAL Sam Vokes AFC Bournemouth 2 Swindon 1.
Swindon Town substitution: Blair Sturrock comes on for JP McGovern.
–There is a crowd disturbance with fans fighting with the Police, arrests have been made. Not sure which set of fans are fighting.
–GOAL BARRY CORR!!!! AFC Bournemouth 2, Swindon Town 2
–We have confirmed that Swindon Town fans were involved in the crowd disturbances with Police.
— Correction. 2nd Swindon goal was by Barry Corr and not Simon Cox.
–Town have a corner, COME ON YOU REDS!!!
–We head into extra time, 4 minutes added time.
–So Close for Bournemouth, Cherries hit the post.
—FULL TIME:AFC Bournemouth 2, Swindon Town 2.
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David Byrne/Ady Williams: Byrne and Williams decided to make 3 changes to the team that won 1-0 against Yeovil Town on Boxing Day. Hasney Aljofree left the game with a stomach bug on Boxing Day and will sit out this game in favour of Andy Nicholas. Chris Blackburn gets a start as Miguel Comminges serves a one game suspension. Sofiene Zaaboub returned to the starting XI after shaking off an injury picked up against Hartlepool.
Kevin Bond:Bond made one change to the team that beat high flying Leyton Orient 3-1 on Boxing Day. Max-Alan Gradel who is on loan from Reading is dropped. Bond’s team sat 21st in League One going into the match.
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Next Swindon Town Fixture
Coca Cola League One: Swindon Town V Swansea City, Tuesday 1 January 2008, 1pm kick off.
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