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Match Preview: Stevenage vs Swindon Town

7 October 2022

Jim Steele

Stevenage FC welcome Scott Lindsey’s Swindon Town to The Lamex Stadium tomorrow with an opportunity to top the table…

Steve Evans’ side currently have the longest league win streak in the top four English Divisions, winning their last nine league fixtures at The Lamex Stadium.

Boro sit second in Sky Bet League Two and are level on points with Leyton Orient who occupy the top spot. On Tuesday, Stevenage’s impressive home form was continued with a 3-0 victory over Sutton United.

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Swindon Town found success in Sky Bet League Two, becoming champions of the 2019/20 campaign. However, The Robins spent just one season in Sky Bet League One before facing relegation back to the fourth tier. The side currently sit eighth in Sky Bet League Two, winning five from twelve league matches, drawing five and losing just two.

So far, the Robins have scored fourteen goals, compared to Boro’s seventeen and conceded eleven, compared to Boro’s ten. Swindon may be looking for twenty-one-year-old Jacob Wakeling to provide in attacking scenarios, scoring four and assisting three goals in twelve games so far.

Scott Lindsey took over as Swindon boss in June 2022 after being Assistant Manager to Ben Garner who departed for Charlton Athletic in the summer. Lindsey is currently enjoying his first permanent managerial role in the Football League and currently has a 33.3% win-record.

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Stevenage and Swindon have met on fifteen occasions in the past with Saturday’s visitors possessing the better win-rate. Boro have picked up four wins against the Robins as opposed to Swindon’s nine wins. The first encounter between the sides was in 1998 as a non-league Boro faced First Division Swindon Town in the FA Cup in Wiltshere. Paul Fairclough’s Stevenage came out as surprise victors, winning 2-1 on the day to send the club into the famous Fourth Round tie with Newcastle.

Boro’s highest-scoring victory over Swindon Town came in The FA Cup Second Round in December 2017. Goals from Tom Pett, Alex Samuel, Matt Godden and a brace from substitute Danny Newton guided Stevenage to a 5-2 win at The Lamex.

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Scott Oldham has been appointed as Match Referee for tomorrow’s fixture with Stephen Brown and Samuel Ogles as Assistants alongside Greg Rollason as Fourth Official. Mr Oldham has handed out twenty-five yellow cards in nine games so far this season.

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Match tickets for Stevenage vs Swindon Town start at £18 Adults, £15 Concessions, £10 Under 18s and £5 Under 12s. 

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