Goals: Matt Preston 88 (Swindon Town)

Venue: The County Ground

Attendance: 1,236

TOWN came up against Wycombe for the second time in 10 days, in their second EFL Trophy group stage match.

The first 25 minutes was very slow with neither of the teams having clear chances.

In the 26th minute Paris Cowan-Hall hammered a shot just wide of the far-right post for the visitors and five minutes later Wycombe’s Ebere Eze flicked the ball and volleyed it narrowly over the bar.

The first half finished at 0-0 with nothing to separate the two sides.


The second half was a lot more lively both in the stands and on the pitch.

Four minutes in, Town's Kaiyne Woolery sliced wide in a one-on-one with Wycombe keeper Yves Ma-Kalambay.

Cowan-Hall for Wycombe attempted an ambitious overhead kick which went straight to Town’s in-form goalkeeper Reice Charles-Cook.

Minutes later, Timi Elsnik, currently on loan to Swindon from Derby County, whipped in a free kick to Keshi Anderson who back-heeled it wide.

Swindon claimed a penalty when Kyle Knoyle ran in to the box and was tripped over before Johnny Goddard struck a firm shot in to the bottom corner which was saved by Wycombe’s Ma-Kalambay.

A long ball forward from the left sent Ma-Kalambay running out of his box as Town’s Harry Smith had his header smothered.

The resulting corner was scrambled into the path of Anderson who overhead-kicked it over the bar.

Town were pushing for the win with Donal McDermott’s free kick tipped just over the bar.

McDermott had another chance four minutes later with another free kick, which recent signing Matt Preston headed home.

Wycombe threw everything at Town in the four minutes of stoppage time including the goalkeeper coming up for their last-minute corner.

The final whistle went resulting in a do-or-die match for Swindon Town against local rivals Bristol Rovers in a week's time.

Man of the Match for me tonight was Keshi Anderson, who played extremely well and showed passion and desire throughout the game to keep possession of the ball