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Withdean Stadium (ATT 6,946) 13th March 2010 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: G Hegley

Brighton Brighton and Hove Albion vs Swindon Town Swindon

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C Austin (69)

Seagulls sunk by Austin

In-form striker grabs only goal as Swindon triumph

Last Updated: 13/03/10 6:53pm

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Austin: Solitary strike

Austin: Solitary strike

Charlie Austin hit the only goal as Swindon got their promotion bid back on track following two successive defeats with victory at Brighton.

The prolific striker bagged his 14th of the season in the 69th minute to end Brighton's five-match unbeaten run.

Austin shot low into the net from 12 yards after a ball into the box from substitute Mark Marshall was only half cleared by the Brighton defence.

Brighton started well and winger Kazenga Lualua saw a deflected shot go just wide inside the first minute.

Swindon lost keeper David Lucas early on with a leg injury and Brighton midfielder Andrew Crofts put a low shot just wide of stand-in keeper Phil Smith's left hand post midway through the first half.

Brighton had a strong penalty claim waved away when Glenn Murray, who earlier had a header cleared off the line, went down under a challenge from skipper Gordon Greer.

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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 25 51
4 Preston North End 26 47
5 Rochdale 25 37
6 Fleetwood Town 27 37
7 Bradford City 25 36
8 Sheffield United 24 36
9 Chesterfield 25 35
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 Coventry City 27 30
18 Barnsley 25 29
19 Scunthorpe United 23 29
20 Crewe Alexandra 26 29
21 Colchester United 26 27
22 Leyton Orient 26 26
23 Yeovil Town 27 25
24 Crawley Town 26 24

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