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1885-131st Anniversary Year-2016 *We Fear No Foe*

Saturday, 12 March 2016

Swindon 2 Millwall 2, League One, Game 36, 12/3/16, att: 8,623 (away 1,247)


Another away game and another chance to take home the three points

We flew at them from the off and before Swindon knew it they were 2-0 down. It looked like it was going to be another happy weekend away and a win here would mean one more step towards promotion. We looked strong and precise in front of goal and on the first half display we could beat anybody in this league. I still believe that even though it went tit's up after half-time as we seemed to tire and where a homer referee helped to contribute to the 2-2 result. If that was a penalty then the moon is made of cheese.
Lee Gregory and Steve Morison scored our two goals in the opening fourteen minutes and the Lions with their foot firmly on the pedal Swindon struggled to cope with or to stop the Lions threatening throughout the first half. We did not score again but we had the chances to increase our goal tally and I presume that Swindon were thankful when the half-time whistle blew.

We threatened second half but also conceded

It's the second half and from the off Steve Morison threatened when Shane Ferguson sent in a peach of a cross that was headed just wide of the post. If we had buried that we would have gone on to win the match. I thought we were already going to win the match anyway so was not concerned about this miss at the time but now I understand how important it was.

Half time and the travelling Wall prepare for more of the same please

We were slowly losing control of the game as we appeared to tire and on 63 minutes Swindon were awarded a a very soft penalty when the Swindon player Barry fell to the floor like a fairy when Carlos Edwards breathed on him. The referee with great eagerness awarded a penalty to Swindon who scored and we had 27 minutes to hold on to our 2-1 lead. We nearly did just that but it wasn't to be as the home side scored in the last minute of extra time and gutted, it felt like a loss and it was a long drive home.

I wonder if this bloke had a long drive home

There was some wins above us today but we retain our position in the play-off's with a four point buffer.

Top spot..Burton 71 pts
2nd..        Wigan  65 pts
3rd..        Gillingham 62 pts
4th..        Walsall 62 pts
5th..        Millwall 59 pts
6th..        Bradford 58 pts
7th..        Coventry 55 pts

Millwall: Archer, Romeo, Edwards (Upson 84), Beevers, Webster, Abdou, Thompson, Ferguson, Gregory (O'Brien 77), Morison, Wallace,
subs not used, Forde, Willaims, Onyedinma, Nelson, Philpot

Goals: Gregory 7m,  Morison 14m

Swindon: Vigouroux, N.Thompson, Ormonde-Ottewill (Brophy 63), Robert (Rogers 46), Tumbull, Ajose, Doughty, L.Thompson, Obika, Barry, Rossi-Branco (Sendles-Wright 79)
subs not used, Henry, Traore, Brophy, Hylton, Landolu

Goals: Ajose (dubious penalty 63), Doughty 90+4
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