AN impressive Swindon Town saw their Capital Cup hopes cruelly ended in extra-time against Brighton and Hove Albion.
The Championship visitors took the lead in the opening 10 minutes, against the run of play, with a wonder strike from Rohan Ince.
However, Town were playing some simply stunning football and got a well-deserved leveller in the first minute of the second half when Massimo Luongo threaded through Louis Thompson to slot the ball home.
With neither side able to find a winner in the 90 minutes, Town’s hopes in extra-time were dealt a severe blow when George Barker was helped from the pitch with a shoulder injury after Town boss Mark Cooper had used all his substitutes.
Brighton wasted little time in taking full advantage as Adrian Colunga and then a Caskey penalty put the hosts 3-1 up.
However, Yaser Kasim, who again shone in the Town midfield, gave his side a lifeline eight minutes from time when he waltzed through the Brighton defence to set up a tense final few minutes, which then saw Nathan Thompson sent off and Caskey bag his second spot kick of the net.