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The County Ground (ATT 8,441) 29th March 2014 - Kick off 15:00

Swindon Swindon Town vs Sheffield United Sheff Utd

Swindon 2

M Storey (18)
L Thompson (90)

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Sheff Utd 1

M Doyle (59)

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Last Updated: 29/03/14 6:57pm

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Louis Thompson: Secured the points

Louis Thompson: Secured the points

Substitute Louis Thompson kept Swindon's play-off hopes alive after netting a late winner in the 2-1 win Sheffield United.

Midfielder Thompson converted a Nathan Byrne cross in injury-time to put the Robins just one point off the top-six.

Miles Storey, match winner at Tranmere in midweek, had put the home side in the lead after 18 minutes.

He fastened on to Ben Gladwin's defence-splitting pass and used his pace to burst through and drill a fierce shot into the top right-hand corner of the net.

Nigel Clough's men had won 10 of their last 12 matches going into this game but looked strangely lethargic and struggled to get any fluency into their play.

But Wes Foderingham produced two stunning fingertip saves from Conor Coady and John Brayford before Michael Doyle equalised after 59 minutes, tapping in a Kieron Freeman cross.

Doyle had a chance after 82 minutes to seal the three points but shot just wide of the post, and it was Swindon who had the last laugh when Thompson popped up at the death.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 32 67
2 Milton Keynes Dons 32 62
3 Swindon Town 32 60
4 Preston North End 31 59
5 Sheffield United 31 52
6 Bradford City 31 45
7 Doncaster Rovers 32 45
8 Fleetwood Town 32 44
9 Oldham Athletic 31 43
10 Chesterfield 32 42
11 Gillingham 32 42
12 Port Vale 32 42
13 Rochdale 30 41
14 Walsall 32 41
15 Peterborough United 32 41
16 Barnsley 32 41
17 Scunthorpe United 31 40
18 Notts County 31 38
19 Crewe Alexandra 32 38
20 Colchester United 32 34
21 Coventry City 31 33
22 Crawley Town 32 33
23 Leyton Orient 31 32
24 Yeovil Town 32 29