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Accrington Stanley 3-4 Swindon Town

Town get back-to-back wins after victory against Accrington on Tuesday evening

28 November 2023

Match Reports

Accrington Stanley 3-4 Swindon Town

Town get back-to-back wins after victory against Accrington on Tuesday evening

28 November 2023

Swindon get their first win in the new third kit as they move into 8th place thanks to goals from Dan Kemp, Jake Young, Saidou Khan and Charlie Austin.

No changes to the side that beat Mansfield Town at The County Ground last week and it paid off after first-half goals from Kemp and Young secured a good first half.

Goals from Khan and Austin increased the lead for Town and despite three stoppage-time goals for Stanley, Swindon would walk away with all three points.

It was a great start for Town as positive play led to an early chance for Jake Young whose touch set it up perfectly for himself to hit but was deflected well by the Stanley defender.

Swindon would also be pressured soon after by Accrington as Josh Andrews would unleash a shot from inside the area that was matched excellently by Murphy Mahoney who kept it all level.

It would only be moments later for the next piece of action as George McEachran would win Swindon Town a penalty after going over an outstretched foot by Tommy Leigh.

Kemp would be the player to step up with Charlie Austin still on the bench, and he would not disappoint as he slotted the spot kick straight down the middle.

However, one wasn’t enough, and Swindon would look for a second as Remeao Hutton would deliver an unbelievable ball to Young who couldn’t miss from only a couple yards out.

However, Stanley would try to pull one back straight away with a mistake at back would leave Jack Nolan with a chance at goal but a great recovery block from Williams Kokolo would be crucial.

Half time: Accrington Stanley 0-2 Swindon Town

The second half started much in favour of the side from Lancashire as a through ball to Matt Lowe would be saved well by Mahoney who made himself big in front of goal.

The game would then become one of an end-to-end in efforts as Kemp would almost assist his best friend Young for a third but his shot is blocked well.

From complete silence to absolute scenes shortly after, as Saidou Khan would claim his first goal of the season with an absolute rocket of a goal, after a thunderbolt from outside the box and into the top-right.

Young would nearly top Khan’s goal with a brilliant volley effort from a tight angle, but the ball would instead float over the bar.

Moments on Swindon would then see themselves concede a penalty and with Mahoney in great form, he would also add to it with a fantastic save from the spot-kick to deny Leigh.

In the closing moments of the game, Austin would make an instant impact with a simple finish after Hutton would square it to the Swindon Town captain.

Despite a scary ending, with Accrington scoring three goals in added time, Swindon held out for a much-needed three points that takes them into 8th.

Accrington Stanley: McCracken (McIntyre 77), Rich-Baghuelou (B.Woods 67), Hills, Whalley, Lowe, Longelo, Nolan, Leigh, Andrews, Conneely (C) (Gubbins 67), Adedoyin
Goals: Adedoyin 90+2, Hill 90+7 90+10
Subs not used: Shipley, Mellor, Henderson

Swindon Town: Mahoney, Hutton, Blake-Tracy (C), McEachran (Brown 90), Young (Austin 85), Khan, Kemp, Kokolo (Shade 62), Godwin-Malife, Kinsella, Minturn (Hart 90)
Goals: Kemp, Young, Khan 61, Austin 89
Subs not used: Ward, Genesini, Dworzak

Attendance: 1,997 (247 away fans)

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