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Sky Bet League 1

County Ground (ATT 6,815) 5th December 2009 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: G Sutton

Swindon Swindon Town vs Leyton Orient Leyton Or

Swindon 3

B Paynter (pen 51)
C Austin (76, 85)

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Leyton Or 2

S Thornton (67, 90+2)
T Mkandawire (S/O 87)

Austin at double for Town

Swindon play-off chances boosted by Orient triumph

Last Updated: 05/12/09 6:27pm

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Austin: double strike

Austin: double strike

Swindon enhanced their play-off chances after a brace of goals from Charlie Austin helped them to a 3-2 win over Leyton Orient.

The first half saw plenty of entertaining midfield football without either side creating much in front of goal, but the second half was an entirely different story.

In the 49th minute Swindon's Alan Sheehan was brought down inside the box by Stephen Purches and Billy Paynter stepped up to beat Jamie Jones from the penalty spot.

Austin - who was playing non league football just two months ago - was only inches wide with a shot before Orient equalised when Gordon Greer's heavy challenge was penalised and Sean Thornton hit a 30-yard free-kick which deceived David Lucas in the Swindon goal.

In the 75th minute Austin restored Swindon's lead when he deflected Simon Ferry's shot past Jones.

He scored again in the 84th minute from close range before Orient defender Tamika Mkandawire was sent off for a professional foul and in the second minute of injury time Thornton scored again with a 30-yard shot.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 13 31
2 Peterborough United 13 26
3 Swindon Town 11 22
4 Preston North End 11 22
5 Milton Keynes Dons 11 20
6 Notts County 12 20
7 Sheffield United 12 20
8 Chesterfield 12 19
9 Fleetwood Town 13 19
10 Oldham Athletic 13 19
11 Bradford City 13 18
12 Rochdale 12 17
13 Barnsley 12 15
14 Doncaster Rovers 11 14
15 Crawley Town 13 14
16 Colchester United 13 13
17 Coventry City 13 13
18 Gillingham 13 13
19 Yeovil Town 13 13
20 Leyton Orient 12 12
21 Walsall 13 12
22 Port Vale 13 12
23 Scunthorpe United 13 11
24 Crewe Alexandra 13 10

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