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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 14 32
2 Peterborough United 14 26
3 Preston North End 12 25
4 Milton Keynes Dons 12 23
5 Notts County 13 23
6 Sheffield United 13 23
7 Swindon Town 12 22
8 Oldham Athletic 14 22
9 Rochdale 13 20
10 Chesterfield 13 19
11 Fleetwood Town 14 19
12 Bradford City 14 19
13 Crawley Town 14 17
14 Colchester United 14 16
15 Leyton Orient 13 15
16 Barnsley 13 15
17 Doncaster Rovers 12 14
18 Port Vale 14 13
19 Gillingham 14 13
20 Coventry City 14 13
21 Yeovil Town 14 13
22 Crewe Alexandra 14 13
23 Walsall 14 12
24 Scunthorpe United 14 12

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