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MATCHDAY LIVE: Carlisle United v Swindon Town
1:02pm Saturday 15th September 2012 in Sport
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- REPORTING BY SAM MORSHEAD & NED PAYNE
- FT: Carlisle 2 (Jervis 2) Swindon 2 (A Rooney, Benson)
- No delayed kick-off despite hundreds of Swindon fans being left stranded by accident on M6
- Town end three-game losing run with point in Cumbria
5:00pm Sat 15 Sep 12
Hard place to go to so a decent result.
Shock score of the day, Burton 4 Oxford 0 :-)
Maybe not !!!!
Carlisle United 2 (Jake Jervis 14, 30) Swindon Town 2 (Adam Rooney 28, Paul Benson 32)
A crazy four minutes meant very little in the end as Swindon claimed a point in Cumbria.
Good in spells, the Robins could and perhaps should have won the match in the second period - as Gary Roberts' introduction had a huge bearing on the game.
It wasn't to be, but Town can be happy with a point and an end to their three-game losing streak.
An entertaining clash in the north west.
90 mins: James Collins' shot from the edge of the box is deflected and allows Mark Gillespie to make an easy save.
89 mins: Mark Gillespie pulls off a stunning save to deny Gary Roberts when the winger latches onto a looping cross at the back post.
87 mins: Matt Ritchie's low drive from 25 yards is comfortably saved by Mark Gillespie
Just less than 10 minutes to go at Carlisle, and it's a little bit tense out there.
74 mins: Darren Ward heads over from Jay McEveley's cross from the left.
David Symington for Jon-Paul McGovern, 74
Giles Coke for Simon Ferry, 69
68 mins: Brilliant through-ball by Gary Roberts has James Collins bearing down on goal but Mark Gillespie gets down to knock ball into his legs
66 mins: Mark Beck should do better than head wide at the back post from Jon-Paul McGovern's free-kick.
James Collins for Paul Benson, 59
CARLISLE DOUBLE SUBSTITUTION
Mark Beck & Danny Livesey for Danny Cadamarteri & Mike Edwards, 58
56 mins: Andy Williams has a glorious chance to put Swindon ahead when he gallops clear down the right but Mark Gillespie is out to make the save.
Today's attendance at Brunton Park is 4,987. No word on how many of those are from Swindon.
Gary Roberts for Adam Rooney, 52.
This is Roberts' Swindon debut.
48 mins: Simon Ferry volleys wildly over from Adam Rooney's lay-off.
The teams have emerged ahead of the start of the second period.
3:42pm Sat 15 Sep 12
the wizard says
Harmony restored, hmmmmm, hair dryer at half time then.
Jervis obviously enjoying making a point.
Carlisle United 2 (Jake Jervis 14, 30) Swindon Town 2 (Adam Rooney 29, Paul Benson 32)
Since we arrived after about 20 minutes into the game, it's been pretty non-stop.
Both sides look dangerous going forward, both teams look awkward defensively and both teams should have scored more than the two they have managed.
It's an entertaining game, however, and it's well poised ahead of the second half.
45 mins: Peter Murphy's header from a corner is pushed onto the bar by Foderingham.
YELLOW CARD UPDATE
Both Paul Benson and Darren Ward have gone into the book for Swindon in this first half.
42 mins: Matty Robson's free-kick deflects off the wall and Foderingham scampers to his left to palm the ball out for a corner.
ADVER CHIEF SPORTS WRITER SAM MORSHEAD: Well, that four minute period was certainly worth the eight-hour wait in the car on the way up!
Crazy spell, with both teams' defences looking wide open. Don't expect the scoring to finish here!
Carlisle 2 Swindon 2 (Paul Benson, 32)
A ridiculous four minutes at Brunton Park comes to a conclusion when Benson is gifted acres of space in the box and slots beneath Mark Gillespie.
Bonkers stuff in Cumbria.
Carlisle 2 (Jake Jervis 30) Swindon 1
Carlisle have an instant response and the Cumbrians go back ahead through the former Swindon loanee, who fires a cracking volley beyond Foderingham from 20 yards out.
A real fizzing effort that.
Carlisle 1 Swindon 1 (Adam Rooney, 29)
Rooney finds space about 20 yards from goal and lets fly with a long, drilled effort that sneak's into the botom left-hand corner.
27 mins: Jake Jervis' backheel volley from the edge of the area is saved by Wes Foderingham
Arrived at Brunton Park to find Town trailing by a goal to nil, with Jake Jervis opening the scoring for Carlisle.
Apologies to all hoping for match updates but the Adver car is still travelling down, or should I say up the M6.
As soon as we arrive at Carlisle, which is about 10 miles away, we will get up and running.
Bedwell, Archibald-Henville, Collins, Roberts, Thompson, Bessone, Coke.
TOWN STARTING XI
Foderingham; Devera, McCormack, Ward, McEveley; Ritchie, Miller, Ferry, A. Rooney; Benson, Williams.
Apologies for the downtime on the site. We're still hurtling towards Brunton Park on the M6 and internet signal varies a little in the Lake District.
We will get underway at 3pm as originally intended. There's going to be some unhappy travelling fans...
CARLISLE UNITED v Swindon Town: Gillespie; Simek, Edwards, Murphy, Chantler; McGovern, Thirlwell, Berrett, Robson; Cadamarteri, Jervis.
Substitutes: Collin, Livesey, Madden, Potts, Beck, Symington, Bugno
Here's Paul Benson talking about the need for Swindon's players to dig deep in the midst of a poor run of form...
"We need to reach a level of consistency which is going to be enough to see us pick up points on a regular basis.
"We’ve had a good week of work and we’re going to go to Carlisle in a positive fashion looking to pick up three points.
"I’ve been at clubs where they’ve lost three games in a row but at Swindon no, I hadn’t even tasted home defeat so that’s new as well.
"It’s a bit different but I’ve got experience of being at clubs where things haven’t gone so rosily and that’s when you need your big players and your senior players and your experienced players to get together and drag yourselves out of it and start picking up points again.
"Sometimes results can change just like that, it doesn’t matter who you are or where you’re playing or whether your’re home or away.
"If you put enough work in and you’re pushing in the right direction the result will come."
Paolo Di Canio spoke in the week of the "winning habit" that he believes will see his team through their difficult patch.
Here's what he had to say...
“There is proof that 99 per cent of League One and League Two have this habit. One or two will go up will this habit.
“The only difference between there and Swindon is that this is the only place where we train Sunday and Wednesday, and harder and harder.
“We have proved that we won with this habit. There is a proof that there is a chance to win in a different manner. My concern is, do they believe - the new guys especially? I really think yes.
“It is important that they keep going even if we have one or two bad results because in one month’s time and two months’ time we will take advantage.
“We have more fitness, more discipline, more mechanism because we can only win by playing football.
“To do this we have to practice so change the habit and the mentality but not change completely the thinking - it’s different.
“I don’t have to convince anyone by words because there is fact. If they do this, we will be okay."
The last time Swindon made the trek to Brunton Park, the Robins drew 0-0 with Carlisle.
A drab match should have been won by Charlie Austin , but the striker missed a sitter late on.
You can relive that day by reading the Advertiser's report of that match right here
No word of a delayed kick-off just yet, but hopefully those in charge are working behind the scenes to get the matter resolved.
Here's a few words from Town manager Paolo Di Canio , who talked the local press through his thoughts on his side's three successive defeats of late...
“It’s not about three defeats, what made me worried was the way the defeats came and with more time to think since Sunday I realised a few things.
“The defeats came in different ways, for different reasons. A mix of these situations can put us in trouble if we don’t work in the way we have to.
“Monday was a very important moment. I saw the fellas completely focused. For a bit they lost their determination or their belief in some way.
“Preston was after Stoke, Oxford I changed four players but we played much better than at Preston although we missed some details. Saturday was the first game I saw my team play, especially at home, with worry. More than worry, without belief."
You can read the full interview with Tommy Miller right here
Meanwhile, in traffic news, the Advermobile has reached Junction 34 of the M6.
However, everything is still moving at snail's pace.
An hour and a half to make it to Brunton Park. The race is on(obviously abiding by all traffic restrictions).
Tommy Miller told the Advertiser earlier this week how important it is for Swindon to emerge from their miserable recent run of form as soon as possible.
Defeat today would equal the Robins' worst run under Paolo Di Canio.
"We don’t want to fester and drag on," Miller said.
"We want to put things right now and we need to get back to winning ways if we want to be up there towards the right end of the table.
"We don’t want to slip towards the bottom and confidence gets a bit low."
Nothing concrete in terms of today’s Swindon Town starting line-up as yet but the Robins will definitely be without three players through injury this afternoon.
Alan Navarro has been ruled out with a knee problem, Giles Coke has a groin strain and Gary Roberts continues his rehabilitation from a calf knock.
Troy Archibald-Henville has recovered from his knee injury and travelled with the squad to the north west.
Are you stuck in this horrendous jam en route to Carlisle?
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Safe travels everyone!
So, as we plod slowly up to the diversion at Junction 34, I can only guess what's going on up in Cumbria at this moment in time.
However, several Town fans are starting to call for a delayed kick-off, with the backlog causing travel havoc on matchday.
@SamMorshead_SA Traffic Jam Sam any chance of kick off being delayed? We've seen similar at Orient already this season #STFC— @Atkinsonj01 15 September 2012
Don't forget that for the first time today, Matchday Live will be supplemented by local non-league football scores and scorers as they happen. Whether you are interested in Supermarine versus Yate in the FA Trophy, or Purton against New College in the Hellenic League, look no further.
First thing’s first, I have to be honest – I’m nowhere near Brunton Park at the moment.
The M6 has been closed between Junction 34 and Junction 36 for several hours as police investigate an accident which occurred on the stretch of road overnight.
Most of the Swindon Town travelling party – press, photographers and fans – have fallen victim to long delays which stretch all the way back down the motorway to the Manchester area.
Thankfully, as Paolo Di Canio revealed on Thursday, the Town squad went up to Carlisle even earlier than usual yesterday, leaving Swindon in the morning. They should be fresh come kick-off.
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Good afternoon ladies and gentleman and welcome to Matchday Live, as Swindon Town make the trip to Carlisle United in League One.
Swindon have lost their last three matches in all competitions this season and go to Brunton Park aiming to haul themselves out of their mini early-season slump.
Town haven’t lost in Cumbria since 2007, a run of three unbeaten games in the north west.
Stay with us throughout the afternoon for all the best build-up to today’s clash, followed by match updates and reaction following the final whistle.