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BIG MATCH PREVIEW: Swindon Town V Forest Green Rovers

Get In The Mood For Tonight's Game With Our Extensive Guide

5 December 2017

Swindon Town will be looking to progress in the Checkatrade Trophy when they take on Forest Green Rovers at The Energy Check County Ground later (7:45pm Kick-Off).

LAST TIME WE MET:

Late goals from Olly Lancashire and Matty Taylor were enough to fire The Reds to a 2-0 victory against Rovers in-front of the Sky cameras back in September.

TICKET NEWS:

Fans will be able to buy tickets right up until kick-off from the ticket windows, while supporters can also purchase theirs online now via https://www.eticketing.co.uk/swindontown/.

PRICES:

Adults - £10

Concessions - £5

Juniors - £2

TEAM NEWS: 

SWINDON TOWN were able to welcome Lawrence Vigouroux, Amine Linganzi and Luke Norris back into the fold on Saturday, although doubts still remain over Chris Hussey and Donal McDermott heading into tonight's game. 

Timi Elsnik is still a few weeks away while Dion Conroy remains on the long-term injury list.

A WORD FROM THE TOWN CAMP:

Dave Flitcroft, Swindon Town Manager: "We have to concentrate on what we do, we have to focus on what we do and that will be our focus going into the game.

"Every game is important and I want to win as many games as possible.

"Competitions do generate cash and it is another game that can't come soon enough for me."

OFFICIALS: 

Referee - Robert Lewis

Assistants - Joe Clark & Thomas Harty

Fourth Official - Adrian Quelch

FOLLOW THE ACTION LIVE:

Can't make the game tonight? There are plenty of ways to follow all the action!

We will have full updates on our Twitter and Facebook pages. 

You can also keep up to date with every kick via our Match Centre.

In the wake of the game, https:\\www.swindontownfc.co.uk\ will be the place to go with a full match report, plenty of reaction and pictures available to view and read through shortly after the final whistle.

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MATCH REPORT: Swindon Town 0-1 Forest Green Rovers

Reds Exit Checkatrade Trophy

5 December 2017

Swindon Town bowed out of the Checkatrade Trophy this evening after suffering a narrow 1-0 defeat to Forest Green Rovers at The Energy Check County Ground.

It was a tight affair throughout but the game was settled thanks to Christian Doidge's late, late winner.

Dave Flitcroft opted to give the likes of Chris Robertson, Kyle Knoyle and Ellis Iandolo a run-out, with five changes made in total from the team that lost in The FA Cup on Saturday.

Town made a bright start to proceedings as they attempted to get off to a quick start and really stamp their authority on the game. 

Chances were hard to come by in the early stages, although Alex Iacovitti did glance a header wide from a corner for the visitors. 

It took a while but the first real clear-cut of the evening went the way of the hosts with just under 30-minutes played. 

Ellis Iandolo's cross was only cleared as far as Keshi Anderson who tried his luck from close-range, but his effort was superbly kept out by the legs of Brad Collins before Matty Taylor's long-range strike was deflected behind.

Matt Preston then sent a header over the bar from Taylor's corner, before Luke Norris could only send a headed effort straight at Collins and Iacovitti sent a strike high and wide at the other end.

Anderson then sent a long-range shot straight at Collins, and that proved to be the final action of a tight and cagey first-half. 

Paul Mullin tried to ensure that his side got off to the best possible start after the break as he tried his luck from range, but his well-struck effort flashed inches past the far post.

Town were then forced into making a change with the injured Norris making way for Kaiyne Woolery. 

Lawrence Vigouroux, who had been a mere spectator for most of the evening, was forced into action to tip a Reece Brown pile-driver over the bar as Rovers enjoyed a brief spell of pressure.

The game was starting to open up slightly as Anderson duly obliged to shoot after being urged to by the home crowd, but he could only thump a shot wide.

Jordan Stevens, fresh off the bench, jumped straight into the action at the other end and sent a dipping volley over the bar, before Woolery had two chances in quick succession. 

His first one came after he was found inside the area but he could only hammer over, before his low shot was smothered by Collins moments later.

Town had also made a couple of changes by that point with James Dunne and Kellan Gordon replacing Amine Linganzi and Paul Mullin respectively.

Gordon saw his first-time effort blocked en route to goal before the opening goal of the game did arrive. 

However, it went the way of the visitors as Christian Doidge bundled home the rebound after seeing his initial effort parried by Vigouroux.

There was some late drama as both Anderson and Dale Bennett were dismissed for picking up two yellow cards, although that didn't alter the course of the game with Forest Green running out winners to send Town out of the Checkatrade Trophy.

TEAMS AND STATS: 

SCORERS - Christian Doidge (80).

SWINDON TOWN (5-4-1) - Vigouroux; Knoyle, Preston, Lancashire (C), Robertson, Iandolo; Mullin (Kellan Gordon 69), Linganzi (James Dunne 65), Anderson, Taylor; Norris (Kaiyne Woolery 51). 

SUBS NOT USED - Charles-Cook, T Smith, Brophy, Goddard.

FOREST GREEN ROVERS (3-5-2) - B Collins; Monthe, Fitzwater, Iacovitti (Charlie Cooper 45); Bennett, Laird (Jordan Stevens 61), Collins (C), Brown, Wishart; James (Toni Gomes 66), Doidge.

SUBS NOT USED - Russell, Bugiel, Roberts, Simpson. 

BOOKINGS: 

SWINDON TOWN - Keshi Anderson.

FOREST GREEN ROVERS - Dale Bennett.

SENT-OFF:

SWINDON TOWN - Keshi Anderson. 

FOREST GREEN ROVERS - Dale Bennett. 

Referee - Rob Lewis. 

Attendance - 1,320.

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Ticket News

Forest Green Checkatrade Tickets Now On Sale

Prices And Details Announced For Tuesday's Game

29 November 2017

Swindon Town can now confirm ticket prices for our Checkatrade Trophy clash against Forest Green Rovers next week.

Dave Flitcroft's side finished top of Southern Group C and will now host their Sky Bet League Two counterparts at The Energy Check County Ground on Tuesday 5th December - 7:45pm Kick-Off.

PRICES:

Category Seating
Adult £10
Over 65 £5
Student £5
Under 21 £5
Under 18 £2

Due to the short time frame, only tickets purchased up until Thursday 30th November will be posted out. 

Tickets purchased after this date will only be available for collection from the club.

HOW TO BUY:

Online via https://www.eticketing.co.uk/swindontown/.

In person at the STFC Store.

Telephone 0871 876 1993 and select option 2. 

For wheelchair tickets please contact the STFC Club Shop direct on 0871 876 1993 and select option 2.

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