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County Ground (ATT 7,704) 20th February 2010 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: D Sheldrake

Swindon Swindon Town vs Carlisle United Carlisle

Swindon 2

C Austin (31)
B Paynter (54)

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Austin: Set Swindon on their way

Austin: Set Swindon on their way

Swindon enhanced their play-off chances with a solid 2-0 win over Carlisle at the County Ground.

Swindon enhanced their play-off chances with a solid 2-0 win over Carlisle at the County Ground.

Only a Charlie Austin goal separated the teams at half-time in a match which saw both sides play a good passing game.

Swindon had the better of the early exchanges but it was not until the 31st minute that they took the lead through Austin, who latched onto a through ball, picked his spot and fired past Adam Collin for his 14th goal in 15 starts.

The hosts had several chances. Jonathan Douglas had a good opening in the 13th minute but his shot was parried by Collin from point-blank range.

Jon-Paul McGovern then saw his effort tipped over and Danny Ward sent a shot just wide.

Carlisle also had their moments, notably in the 17th minute when Ian Harte's free-kick forced a brilliant save from home keeper David Lucas.

On the stroke of half-time, Joe Anyinsah was denied after Lucas stretched to block his goal-bound effort with his legs.

Swindon increased their lead in the 52nd minute when Billy Paynter flicked on Alan Sheehan's driven free-kick to beat Collin.

The Robins peppered the visitors' goal for most of the second half but failed to add to their two goals.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Peterborough United 5 12
2 Fleetwood Town 5 11
3 Bristol City 5 11
4 Milton Keynes Dons 5 10
5 Bradford City 5 10
6 Chesterfield 5 10
7 Preston North End 5 9
8 Barnsley 5 8
9 Swindon Town 5 8
10 Notts County 5 7
11 Doncaster Rovers 5 7
12 Sheffield United 5 7
13 Gillingham 5 7
14 Leyton Orient 5 6
15 Coventry City 5 6
16 Crawley Town 5 6
17 Oldham Athletic 5 5
18 Port Vale 5 5
19 Yeovil Town 5 5
20 Rochdale 5 4
21 Scunthorpe United 5 4
22 Walsall 5 3
23 Colchester United 5 1
24 Crewe Alexandra 5 0

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