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The County Ground (ATT 7,299) 30th August 2014 - Kick off 15:00

Swindon Swindon Town vs Coventry City Coventry

Swindon 1

Raphael (72)

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Coventry 1

J McQuoid (41)

Branco earns Swindon a point

Last Updated: 30/08/14 6:36pm

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Josh McQuoid: Opened the scoring

Josh McQuoid: Opened the scoring

A second-half header from Raphael Rossi-Branco earned Swindon a much deserved point in a hard-fought 1-1 draw against Coventry.

A second-half header from Raphael Rossi-Branco earned Swindon a much deserved point in a hard-fought 1-1 draw against Coventry.

After a quiet start, Swindon should have taken the lead in the 38th minute when Massimo Luongo was threaded in one-on-one against Coventry goalkeeper Ryan Allsop, who denied Luongo with an outstretched foot.

But three minutes later, Coventry went ahead with their first shot of the game.

Jim O'Brien burst down the right on the counter and his crossfield ball was not intercepted by Joshua Lelan. Josh McQuoid collected the pass and despite a heavy second touch, bustled past goalkeeper Wes Foderingham and tapped into an empty net.

Foderingham stopped Coventry from doubling the lead in the 64th minute, making a superb one-handed save from close range after Andy Webster headed goalwards from a corner.

But Swindon equalised eight minutes later, Rossi-Branco heading in a brilliant delivery from Nathan Byrne on the left.

Coventry's Simeon Jackson blazed wide unmarked in the penalty area late on, as both sides had to settle for a point.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 18 36
2 Swindon Town 18 35
3 Preston North End 18 34
4 Milton Keynes Dons 15 30
5 Sheffield United 17 30
6 Notts County 17 29
7 Peterborough United 18 27
8 Oldham Athletic 18 27
9 Rochdale 17 26
10 Fleetwood Town 18 25
11 Chesterfield 18 24
12 Bradford City 18 23
13 Barnsley 17 22
14 Walsall 18 22
15 Port Vale 18 22
16 Doncaster Rovers 16 21
17 Crawley Town 18 21
18 Coventry City 18 20
19 Leyton Orient 18 19
20 Gillingham 18 18
21 Colchester United 18 17
22 Yeovil Town 18 17
23 Scunthorpe United 17 16
24 Crewe Alexandra 18 15