Swindon Town 3-1 Portsmouth FC: Swindon Town avoid defeat and secure a 3-1 victory at home to Portsmouth FC

Swindon Town strolled past Portsmouth FC with a 3-1 win on Tuesday at County Ground. With each team arriving on the back of a league defeat, they were both keen to pick up points. Swindon Town arrived at the game looking pick up points after losing their last game 4-1 to AFC Wimbledon. Portsmouth FC lost 1-0 in the last match they played against Milton Keynes Dons. As the table looks today, Swindon Town are in 22nd place, with 40 points from 43 matches, while Portsmouth FC sit in 7th, with 65 points from 43.

Swindon Town dominated the first half, with Brett Pitman finding the net at the 18 minute mark to see out the first half 1-0.

Swindon Town continued to pile on the pressure in the second and were rewarded, thanks to Brett Pitman finding the net again, on 61 minutes. However, Portsmouth FC weren’t lying down and managed to pull back a goal from Ronan Curtis, on 82 minutes. In the end though, Swindon Town just before the final whistle increased their advantage via a Tyler Smith goal and seeing the game end 3-1.

For Swindon Town, Hallam Hope and Tom Broadbent, came on for Charlie Daniels, Sean Raggett and Ben Close. Portsmouth FC brought on George Byers, James Bolton and Andy Cannon, to replace Charlie Daniels, Sean Raggett and Ben Close.

There were bookings for Dominic Thompson from Swindon Town. For Portsmouth FC, Charlie Daniels, Rasmus Nicolaisen and Andy Cannon saw yellow.

Swindon Town will play their next fixture away against Milton Keynes Dons, while Portsmouth FC will face Bristol Rovers at home.

Technical card:
Swindon Town: Brett Pitman (Tom Broadbent, min.90), Dominic Thompson, Christopher Missilou (Hallam Hope, min.79) and Tyler Smith
Portsmouth FC: Charlie Daniels (George Byers, min.70), Sean Raggett (James Bolton, min.74), Ronan Curtis, Ben Close (Andy Cannon, min.82) and Rasmus Nicolaisen
Stadium: County Ground
Goals: Brett Pitman (1-0, min. 18), Brett Pitman (2-0, min. 61), Ronan Curtis (2-1, min. 82) and Tyler Smith (3-1, min. 90)