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County Ground (ATT 7,520) 24th August 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: I Williamson

Swindon Swindon Town vs Gillingham Gillingham

Swindon 2

N Byrne (12)
N Thompson (68)

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Gillingham 2

D Kedwell (18)
C McDonald (85)

McDonald spares Gills blushes

Last Updated: 24/08/13 5:56pm

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Cody McDonald: Netted a late equaliser

Cody McDonald: Netted a late equaliser

Swindon's Cody McDonald scored a dramatic equaliser in a pulsating 2-2 draw with Gillingham at County Ground.

The Robins welcomed Martin Allen's winless Gills to the County Ground, with both sides at the wrong end of the League One table.

In what was a scrappy game, both sides could have scored four, had their finishing been more clinical.

The home side went ahead on the 12th minute through ex-Tottenham man Nathan Byrne, who bundled home full-back Nathan Thompson's drilled cross.

The Gills didn't buckle though and were back level moments later through route one football as Danny Kedwell powered home a header from Chris Whelpdale's long throw.

The Robins were struggling to deal with the visitors' physical threat, but could have regained the lead through Darren Ward if Stuart Nelson hadn't pushed his header onto the post.

Swindon did take the lead midway through the second half when Thompson got a goal to go with his assist when he headed home Ryan Harley's cross on the 68th minute.

But fighting Gillingham hit back late on when McDonald beat the last man and slotted past keeper Wes Foderingham.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 21 42
2 Milton Keynes Dons 20 41
3 Swindon Town 21 41
4 Preston North End 21 41
5 Sheffield United 21 33
6 Rochdale 21 31
7 Notts County 20 31
8 Bradford City 21 30
9 Peterborough United 21 30
10 Oldham Athletic 21 30
11 Chesterfield 21 28
12 Fleetwood Town 21 27
13 Walsall 21 27
14 Barnsley 21 26
15 Port Vale 21 26
16 Doncaster Rovers 20 26
17 Coventry City 21 25
18 Scunthorpe United 20 23
19 Gillingham 21 22
20 Crawley Town 21 22
21 Colchester United 21 20
22 Yeovil Town 21 20
23 Leyton Orient 21 19
24 Crewe Alexandra 21 19