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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 Swindon Town 26 54
2 Bristol City 25 54
3 Milton Keynes Dons 26 52
4 Preston North End 26 47
5 Chesterfield 26 38
6 Rochdale 25 37
7 Fleetwood Town 27 37
8 Bradford City 25 36
9 Sheffield United 24 36
10 Notts County 26 35
11 Doncaster Rovers 25 35
12 Port Vale 27 35
13 Peterborough United 26 34
14 Oldham Athletic 25 34
15 Walsall 26 33
16 Gillingham 27 31
17 Scunthorpe United 24 30
18 Coventry City 27 30
19 Barnsley 25 29
20 Crewe Alexandra 26 29
21 Colchester United 26 27
22 Leyton Orient 26 26
23 Yeovil Town 27 25
24 Crawley Town 27 24

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