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BIG MATCH PREVIEW: Walsall V Swindon Town

Get ready for Saturday's big game

6 May 2022

Swindon Town will be looking to extend their season when they take on Walsall at the Bank's Stadium in the EFL Sky Bet League Two on Saturday.

Ben Garner's team know three points tomorrow will secure a place in the Playoffs, and maybe more if results elsewhere go their way.

It has been an outstanding season no matter what happens, and the Reds will be looking to finish on a high with over 3,500 away fans set to be in attendance.

While Walsall have nothing to play for this season, they have won five out of their last six games at home and they will want to sign off this season with a win.

Kick-Off is at 3pm.

Let's get you set for the game...

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LAST TIME WE MET...

Two goals each from Louie Barry and Ricky Aguiar, coupled with a strike from Jonny Williams, sealed an emphatic 5-0 win for Town against Walsall at The County Ground in February 2022.

LAST FIVE

Season / Date Competition Result Town Scorers
2021-22 - 22nd Feb (H) Sky Bet League Two 5-0 Barry (2), Aguiar (2), Williams 
2021-22 - 4th Dec (A) Emirates FA Cup Second Round  1-2 Simpson, Kesler-Hayden
2019-20 - 2nd Nov (H) Sky Bet League Two 2-1 Doyle, Jaiyesimi 
2016-17 - 17th Apr (A) Sky Bet League One 1-0   
2016-17 - 22nd Oct (H) Sky Bet League One 0-2  

FULL RECORD V WALSALL 

P W D L F A
101 38 29 34 155 151

TICKET NEWS

Tomorrow's game is SOLD OUT for away fans so, if you don't have a ticket, please don't travel tomorrow because you will be refused entry.

TEAM NEWS

Jojo Wollacott continues to progress well, Ellis Iandolo is back from suspension and Town have no fresh injury concerns ahead of the final game of the season. 

A WORD FROM BOTH CAMPS

Michael Flynn, Walsall Head Coach: “I want them to finish on a positive.

“I want them to give everything because there’s no excuses of resting them for the next game, they’ll have a few weeks off before returning for pre-season so there’s no excuse not to leave everything on the pitch tomorrow.

“I’m looking forward to the game for all our supporters. Whatever happens to Swindon is not my concern, they’ve got to look after themselves, we’ll be trying to win the game and what will be, will be come five o’clock tomorrow."

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Ben Garner, Swindon Town Head Coach: "They've got a good squad there. They've got some good players and their home form has been really good, but they just haven't quite clicked away from home in recent weeks.

"I'm sure Michael will have a lot of optimism looking ahead to next season now in terms of building what he wants there.

"It will be a tough game. We will need to go and play well in order to achieve the result and hopefully we can do that.

"I think they will provide lots of challenges. There is good quality throughout their squad, good characters within their squad and a really good manager."

ELSEWHERE IN THE SKY BET LEAGUE TWO

Barrow v Northampton Town (3pm)

Bradford City v Carlisle United (3pm)

Bristol Rovers v Scunthorpe United (3pm)

Exeter City v Port Vale (3pm)

Harrogate Town v Sutton United (3pm)

Hartlepool United v Colchester United (3pm)

Leyton Orient v Tranmere Rovers (3pm)

Mansfield Town v Forest Green Rovers (3pm)

Newport County v Rochdale (3pm)

Oldham Athletic v Crawley Town (3pm)

Stevenage v Salford City (3pm)

OFFICIALS

Referee - Samuel Barrott 

Assistant Referees - Mark Stevens & Conor Brown 

Fourth Official - Ollie Yates

FOLLOW THE ACTION LIVE

Not at Walsall on Saturday? Don’t panic because there are numerous ways to keep up to date with all the action.

Live updates will be available on our Twitter and Facebook pages, in addition to our Match Centre on the website, which can be found at the top of the home page on matchdays.

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

 

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Match Reports

MATCH REPORT: Walsall 0-3 Swindon Town

Reds secure a Playoff berth

7 May 2022

Swindon Town secured a place in the 2021-22 EFL Sky Bet League Two Playoffs after beating Walsall 3-0 on the final day of the season at The Bank's Stadium.

Harry McKirdy's stunning effort gave the Reds an early, early lead and another excellent strike from Jack Payne padded the cushion a little bit more.

Payne made it 3-0 on the stroke of half-time after converting from the penalty spot, and the first-half damage was enough to secure a place in the Playoffs for Town. 

Town Head Coach Ben Garner opted for just the one change with Ellis Iandolo returning from suspension to replace Akin Odimayo in the Starting XI, with the latter dropping to the bench.

Knowing a win would secure their place in the Playoffs, the Reds looked to get off to a dream start and they did just that thanks to Harry McKirdy who smashed home a superb strike from distance to send the 3,500 travelling fans into raptures.

Huge credit had to go to Mandela Egbo in the build-up who burst into the box and saw his shot blocked, leading to McKirdy scoring the opening goal of the game.

Lewis Ward then produced a fine save to somehow keep out George Miller's header, although it wouldn't have counted with the offside flag already up.

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Walsall responded well to going a goal down and they went close to restoring parity just shy of the 15-minute mark as Brendan Kiernan fired inches wide of the post.

Josh Davison had a chance but his shot was well blocked by Donervon Daniels, before he was played in nicely but he could only fire a shot straight at Carl Rushworth from a tight angle. 

Town would extend their lead with 24-minutes played, though, as Jack Payne charged into space before smashing home an unstoppable strike from 20-yards out.

Walsall went back on the offensive in order to try and find a way back into the game as Tyrese Shade drilled wide, before Miller sent an overhead kick just over the bar after the hosts had won a succession of corners.

With the first-half in stoppage time, Town were able to add a third with McKirdy brought down after charging towards goal, leading to Payne stepping up and converting from the penalty spot.

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HALF-TIME: WALSALL 0-3 SWINDON TOWN 

After a quiet start to the second-half, Town made their first change of the game with Jonny Williams being replaced by Ben Gladwin.

Emmanuel Osadebe dragged a shot wide for the hosts with Town very much in cruise control, while Osadebe also thumped a free-kick just past the post as the game entered its closing stages.

Swindon then made another change as Akin Odimayo replaced Mandela Egbo, before they made their third and final sub of the day with Mathieu Baudry making way for Jake O'Brien.

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Kiernan had forced Ward into an easy save just before that last change, but Town were able to see the rest of the game out with ease to ensure the season was extended for at least a little bit longer.

FINAL-SCORE: WALSALL 0-3 SWINDON TOWN

TEAMS & STATS

WALSALL STARTING XI - Rushworth; White (C), Daniels, Monthe (Mat Sadler 88), Kiernan, Kinsella, Osadebe, Miller, Earing (Jack Shaw 87), Shade, Devine (Sam Perry 62). 

SUBS NOT USED - Rose, Leak, Rodney, Menayese.

BOOKED - Manny Monthe.

SWINDON TOWN STARTING XI - Ward; Iandolo, Conroy (C), Baudry (Jake O'Brien 77), Davison, Payne, McKirdy, Egbo (Akin Odimayo 73), Barry, Williams (Ben Gladwin 57), Reed.

SUBS NOT USED - Wollacott, Mitchell-Lawson, Aguiar, Parsons. 

SCORERS - Harry McKirdy (03), Jack Payne (24, 45).

BOOKED - Jonny Williams, Louis Reed.

Referee - Samuel Barrott.

Attendance - 9,089 (3,590 Away Fans). 

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Ticket News

Town given extra allocation for Walsall

More tickets to go on sale on Friday

31 March 2022

Swindon Town Football Club are pleased to announce that we have been given extra tickets for our trip to Walsall in May.

Ben Garner's team head to the Bescot Stadium on the final day of the 2021-22 EFL Sky Bet League Two season (Saturday 7th May - 3pm Kick-Off), with the initial allocation selling out quickly.

As a result, Town have now been granted an extra 1,360 tickets in the St Francis Group Community Stand for this fixture. 

PRICES

Category Prices 
Adults  £20
Over 60's  £16
Under 21's  £15
Under 18's  £10
Family Ticket (x1 Adult & x1 Junior) £22
Carer  £0.00

THESE WILL GO ON GENERAL SALE TO TOWN FANS AT 10AM ON FRIDAY 1ST APRIL 2022.

HOW TO BUY

Online - swindontownfc.co.uk

In Person - STFC Club Shop

Telephone - 0330 002 1879 - select option 2.

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