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Preview - Brentford

6 May 2013

Match Previews

Preview - Brentford

6 May 2013

TOWN travel to Brentford for the second leg of the League One Play-Off semi-final this afternoon.

After the 1-1 draw on Saturday, a place at Wembley is still up for grabs for both teams.


Kevin MacDonald says that the tie is not over going into today's second leg.

“We are still in the tie and now it’s a one-off game on Monday,” he said. “Both teams looked quite nervous at times but we certainly had chances. Now we have to get ourselves ready and we will go again.

“The players are ready for the game. We will see who is fit and decide what the best way to approach it is. The turnaround is tight but we will get on with it.”


After tasting defeat in both league meetings during the regular 2012/13 campaign, Swindon were denied the opportunity to take a lead back to Griffin Park when Kevin O’Connor struck from the penalty spot on Saturday.

Roared on by over 10,000 fans at SN1, Massimo Luongo raised the roof at The County Ground when he gave Swindon the lead at the weekend. His expertly-placed curling effort beat Simon Moore before nestling in the bottom corner.

As the match neared the end of stoppage time, Luongo brought down an opponent in the box and Bees captain O’Connor planted the ball beyond a sprawling Wes Foderingham to level the tie.


Town will be backed by a sell-out away crowd of around 1,800 at Griffin Park this afternoon. When tickets went on sale last week, it took less than a day for Swindon supporters to snap up the entire away allocation.

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