Austin strike sees spoils shared: Match Review

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Charlie Austin's 10th league goal of the season earned Swindon a point from a 1-1 draw against promotion chasing Peterborough.

Peterborough took a deserved lead after 17 minutes when Paul Caddis needlessly gave the ball away to Grant McCann in midfield. He found the excellent George Boyd who turned David Prutton beautifully and slid a pass to Lee Tomlin inside the left channel of the penalty box. From 10 yards out Tomlin hit a low shot past Phil Smith for his second league goal of the campaign.

Swindon dominated possession for most of the second half but they couldn't turn their control into clear-cut chances until the 71st minute.

Simon Ferry found Matt Ritchie in the penalty box, the on-loan winger turned well but was brought down by Mark Little for a Swindon penalty.

Charlie Austin stepped up and slotted home his 15th goal of the season in all competitions.

The Robins could have won it but for two wonderful saves from Joe Lewis denying Alan Sheehan both times from free-kicks.

With the last kick of the game Austin connected perfectly with a Sheehan cross only to see his shot rebound off the right-hand post.

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Peterborough United
Alan Sheehan
Matt Ritchie
Mark Little
Charlie Austin
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Simon Ferry
David Prutton
Phil Smith
George Boyd
Alan Sheehan
Joe Lewis
Grant McCann
Lee Tomlin

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