Swindon Town 0-2 Doncaster Rovers: 250 word match report

The County Ground, home of Swindon Town, ahead of their game against Doncaster Rovers

I doubt many of us would have been expecting a win from this game, however Swindon were undone and nullified by a comprehensively executed game plan.

In a satisfactory first 45 minutes Rovers succeeded in silencing both Swindon’s players and fans – I’m not sure I’ve heard the County Ground this quiet in a long time – thanks to a game plan of pressing.

George Miller’s persistent work up front kept the Swindon defence honest, but it was Kyle Hurst who went closest for Rovers, seeing a header well-saved. At the other end Jake Cain went closest for Swindon, hitting the bar with a free-kick.

Rovers made a bright start to the second half and would win the game through two goals in a five minute period. Both of them well-taken, both of them scored by Luke Molyneux, the first cutting in from the right, the second a first-time strike from Miller’s let off.

The Town fans were already leaving with 15 minutes to go, as despite an outstanding performance from Johnny Williams driving their midfield, they just couldn’t unlock Doncaster’s back three, with the defensive line the backbone of Rovers’ well-deserved win.

by Rosie Lodge

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