Duo on target as Robins win again: Match Review

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Swindon enhanced their play-off chances with a solid 2-0 win over Carlisle.

Only a Charlie Austin goal separated the teams at half-time in a match which saw both sides play a good passing game.

Swindon had the better of the early exchanges but it was not until the 31st minute that they took the lead through Austin who latched onto a through ball, picked his spot, and fired past Adam Collin for his 14th goal in 15 starts.

The hosts had several chances as Jonathan Douglas had a good opening in the 13th minute but his shot was parried by Collin from point-blank range, Jon-Paul McGovern saw his effort tipped over and Danny Ward sent a swirling shot just wide.

Carlisle also had their moments, notably in the 17th minute when Ian Harte's free-kick forced a brilliant save from home goalkeeper David Lucas and on the stroke of half-time when Joe Anyinsah was denied after Lucas stretched to block his goalbound effort with his legs.

Swindon increased their lead in the 52nd minute when Billy Paynter flicked on Alan Sheehan's driven free-kick to beat Collin.

The Robins peppered the visitors' goal for most of the second half but failed to add to their two goals.

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Alan Sheehan
David Lucas
Bristol City
Charlie Austin
Jon-Paul McGovern
League One
Swindon Town
Ian Harte
Joe Anyinsah
Carlisle United
Alan Sheehan
Adam Collin
Billy Paynter
Jonathan Douglas

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