TOWN v DONCASTER: A potted history

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SWINDON Town and Doncaster have a very thin history of meetings at the County Ground, despite being formed in the same year.

In all, the two sides have only played each other nine times in Wiltshire, with Town picking up three victories to Donny’s two.

The first contest between the teams took place in March 1959, when 9,504 fans turned out for a goalless draw in the old Division Three.

Doncaster got their first win in SN1 seven-and-a-half years later, when Laurie Sheffield got the only goal in a 1-0 success.

That match saw Swindon make a substitution for only the third time at the County Ground.

Defender Owen Dawson, who was the club’s first ever appearance-making substitute when he came off the bench against Southend in September 1965, replaced Dennis Brown.

Town’s first win in this fixture came 10 days later, when Donny visited Wiltshire for a League Cup third-round tie.

Roger Smart hit two goals, Keith Morgan one and Jimmy Lawton got the last of his four strikes in a Swindon shirt as the Robins emerged 4-2 victors after extra-time.

Since 1966, Swindon have never failed to score in games against Doncaster at the County Ground.

Town went six games and 41 years unbeaten against their South Yorkshire guests up until November 2007 when Lewis Guy earnt Donny a 2-1 victory.

In between, Charlie Comyn-Platt and Ricky Shakes both netted their first league goals for Swindon in a 2-1 win in February 2006 while, in December 2004, Sam Parkin fired his 59th of 73 Town goals in a 1-1 draw.

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2:46pm Fri 7 Dec 12

SAPFanSTFC says...

Tomorrow's predictions post hasn't gone up as yet so putting this here for anyone who needs to post now:
Dear all,
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Well I survived the man-flu…..but only just as for all men it was a close run thing but our inner manly strength sees us through!!

Big day tomorrow - Doncaster at home…..and like everyone I have no idea how this is going to go…they have the best away record in the league and, well quite frankly our home form isn't too great of late.
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Anyway - Project going live on Sunday so better get on...
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Questions for Swindon v Brentford: (Entries Close 2.00pm Saturday).
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1) Correct Score.

2) Total Attendance.

3) First Swindon Goalscorer AND Time of the goal.

4) Number of Corners.

5) Time of last Substitute.

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Match Bonus Questions:.

A) Time of the last corner.
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B) Total number of Goals in all League 1 fixtures on Saturday.
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C) Number of away fans.
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SPECIAL BONUS QUESTIONS (5pts each) - Entries Close 2.00pm Saturday.
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V) What position will Swindon occupy after the match on Saturday 5th January?
W) Who will score the next Swindon Hat-Trick (replaces the previous choice from the start of the season)?
X) Which STFC player will score the next Own Goal?
Y) How many points will Swindon get from now until after the Carlisle match on the 5th January?
Z) How many points will separate 1st from 24th in League 1 after the Carlisle match on the 5th January?
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…and Good Luck to all on these!
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Have a good stress free weekend all.

Cheers, SAPFanSTFC.
Tomorrow's predictions post hasn't gone up as yet so putting this here for anyone who needs to post now: Dear all, . Well I survived the man-flu…..but only just as for all men it was a close run thing but our inner manly strength sees us through!! Big day tomorrow - Doncaster at home…..and like everyone I have no idea how this is going to go…they have the best away record in the league and, well quite frankly our home form isn't too great of late. . Anyway - Project going live on Sunday so better get on... . Questions for Swindon v Brentford: (Entries Close 2.00pm Saturday). ===. 1) Correct Score. 2) Total Attendance. 3) First Swindon Goalscorer AND Time of the goal. 4) Number of Corners. 5) Time of last Substitute. ----. Match Bonus Questions:. A) Time of the last corner. . B) Total number of Goals in all League 1 fixtures on Saturday. . C) Number of away fans. ===. . SPECIAL BONUS QUESTIONS (5pts each) - Entries Close 2.00pm Saturday. ===. V) What position will Swindon occupy after the match on Saturday 5th January? W) Who will score the next Swindon Hat-Trick (replaces the previous choice from the start of the season)? X) Which STFC player will score the next Own Goal? Y) How many points will Swindon get from now until after the Carlisle match on the 5th January? Z) How many points will separate 1st from 24th in League 1 after the Carlisle match on the 5th January? ---. …and Good Luck to all on these! ---. Have a good stress free weekend all. Cheers, SAPFanSTFC. SAPFanSTFC
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3:28pm Fri 7 Dec 12

SAPFanSTFC says...

Swindon v Doncaster even!
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1) Correct Score: Swindon 2 - 3 Doncaster.

2) Total Attendance: 8,149.

3) First Swindon Goalscorer AND Time of the goal: Martin 23mins.

4) Number of Corners: 13.

5) Time of last Substitute: 86mins.

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Match Bonus Questions:.

A) Time of the last corner: 89mins.
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B) Total number of Goals in all League 1 fixtures on Saturday: 31.
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C) Number of away fans: 357.
===.
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SPECIAL BONUS QUESTIONS (5pts each) - Entries Close 2.00pm Saturday.
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V) What position will Swindon occupy after the match on Saturday 5th January? 7th.
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W) Who will score the next Swindon Hat-Trick (replaces the previous choice from the start of the season)? Williams.
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X) Which STFC player will score the next Own Goal?: Flint.
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Y) How many points will Swindon get from now until after the Carlisle match on the 5th January?: 14pts.
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Z) How many points will separate 1st from 24th in League 1 after the Carlisle match on the 5th January? 39pts
Swindon v Doncaster even! ===. 1) Correct Score: Swindon 2 - 3 Doncaster. 2) Total Attendance: 8,149. 3) First Swindon Goalscorer AND Time of the goal: Martin 23mins. 4) Number of Corners: 13. 5) Time of last Substitute: 86mins. ----. Match Bonus Questions:. A) Time of the last corner: 89mins. . B) Total number of Goals in all League 1 fixtures on Saturday: 31. . C) Number of away fans: 357. ===. . SPECIAL BONUS QUESTIONS (5pts each) - Entries Close 2.00pm Saturday. ===. V) What position will Swindon occupy after the match on Saturday 5th January? 7th. . W) Who will score the next Swindon Hat-Trick (replaces the previous choice from the start of the season)? Williams. . X) Which STFC player will score the next Own Goal?: Flint. . Y) How many points will Swindon get from now until after the Carlisle match on the 5th January?: 14pts. . Z) How many points will separate 1st from 24th in League 1 after the Carlisle match on the 5th January? 39pts SAPFanSTFC
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4:35pm Fri 7 Dec 12

smirg kcab says...

Town 0 donny1
7767
Ritchie 11 min
Corners11
Last sub89

A 89 min
B 27 goals
C 404

V 6th
W no hat trick
X no own goal
Y 8 points
Z 35 points

Where's sue
Onwards and upwards
Town 0 donny1 7767 Ritchie 11 min Corners11 Last sub89 A 89 min B 27 goals C 404 V 6th W no hat trick X no own goal Y 8 points Z 35 points Where's sue Onwards and upwards smirg kcab
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5:03pm Fri 7 Dec 12

badger58 says...

STFC 2 Donny 1
7864
Williams 31 mins
11 corners
sub 86 mins
last corner 88 mins
28 goals
472 away fans
6th
Williams hat-trick
Ward og
13 pts
36 pts
STFC 2 Donny 1 7864 Williams 31 mins 11 corners sub 86 mins last corner 88 mins 28 goals 472 away fans 6th Williams hat-trick Ward og 13 pts 36 pts badger58
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8:38pm Fri 7 Dec 12

Steve. Brentford says...

Town 1 Donny 1
Att 7473
Collins 26mins
corners 12
sub 90mins
last corner 88mins
lge goals total 32
away fans 333

7th
Collins
Flint og
12points
37points

Cheers Sap.
Town 1 Donny 1 Att 7473 Collins 26mins corners 12 sub 90mins last corner 88mins lge goals total 32 away fans 333 7th Collins Flint og 12points 37points Cheers Sap. Steve. Brentford
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10:04am Sat 8 Dec 12

Old-Stager, Hilperton says...

1. Swindon Town 1 Doncaster 2
2. Attendance = 7,673
3. Andy Williams = 41 Mins
4. Corners = 9
5. Last Sub = 87 Mins
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A. Last Corner = 86 Mins
B. 27 League 1 Goals
C. 288 Away Fans
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5th Position
Andy Williams H/T
Darren Ward O.G.
11 Points
37 Points
1. Swindon Town 1 Doncaster 2 2. Attendance = 7,673 3. Andy Williams = 41 Mins 4. Corners = 9 5. Last Sub = 87 Mins . A. Last Corner = 86 Mins B. 27 League 1 Goals C. 288 Away Fans . 5th Position Andy Williams H/T Darren Ward O.G. 11 Points 37 Points Old-Stager, Hilperton
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