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27 July 2019

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The Robins final pre-season match against League opposition ended in defeat as Coventry City won 2-0 in a very close affair at the County Ground.

Second half goals from City’s Amadou Bakayoko and substitute Max Biamou were enough to secure the victory for the League One club.

Bakayoko opened the scoring by nicking the ball off Dion Conroy’s toes, rounding Luke McCormick in the Swindon goal, before passing into an empty net.

The second goal came against the run of play, late on, when Biamou got behind the Swindon defence and fired the ball past the keeper at the near post, with the last kick of the game.

First Half

Chances were had to come by for both teams, but it was the Blues who conjured the first of the match, when McFadzean’s free header at the back post failed to hit the target.

The match opened up as the game progressed and Robins playmaker Michael Doughty thought he had opened the scoring, but his close range volley was saved from point-blank range by Coventry keeper Marko Marosi.

Both teams started the second half started with a lot more intensity, and Coventry striker, Bakayoko had the goal at his mercy when Wesley Jobello’s cut back the ball to him after a strong run, but the striker’s shot was tame and easily caught by McCormick.

Town had good chances to score in the second half, the best of which fell to striker Jerry Yates who was unfortunate to have not found the net under pressure from McFadzean.

Doughty put the striker through on goal, but he could not quite get the ball under control and his effort rolled just wide.

Yates had another golden opportunity to equalise when the ball fell to his feet, 10-yards from goal.

His connection was true and he beat the Coventry keeper, however, McFadzean seemed to appear out of nowhere to hook the ball off the line.

The Robins created some more half chances, the best of which came in the form of a goalmouth scramble, which almost found its way into the Coventry net, but in the end it was not to be, and Biamou scored right on the final whistle to secure a 2-0 win for Coventry.

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