Robins thwarted by Martin strike

Chris Martin's fifth goal of the season secured Norwich City's 1-0 victory over Swindon Town in a dull encounter at Carrow Road on Saturday.

Last Updated: 24/10/09 at 18:57 Post Comment

Martin: Netted the winner for City

Martin: Netted the winner for City

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

The young striker fired home a loose ball from a corner on the half-hour mark as the Canaries recovered from their unlucky defeat at Leeds on Monday with a hard-fought home success.

Swindon competed well but never looked like taking anything from the game against a Norwich side who made it five wins in six matches.

After a slow start, Norwich finally got the goal their growing pressure merited when poor defending from a corner allowed Martin to fire home from close range. Top scorer Grant Holt had earlier hit the crossbar with a shot from the edge of the area.

Swindon were on the back foot for long periods, though they might have equalised on the stroke of half-time when Anthony McNamee slid the ball wide after Temitope Obadeyi got the better of George Francomb.

Defender Jens Berthel Askou headed just wide after the break from Darel Russell who took on Kevin Amankwaah while at the other end a shot-shy Swindon side failed to trouble keeper Fraser Forster.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

More Match Results

Saturday, 18 April 2015
15:00
Barnsley 1-1 Peterboro Report
Bristol C 0-0 Coventry Report
Colchester 2-2 Scunthorpe Report
Crawley 2-0 Notts Co Report
Crewe 1-1 Walsall Report
Doncaster 0-0 Fleetwood Report
Gillingham 1-0 Rochdale Report
MK Dons 6-1 Leyton Or Report
Oldham 0-0 Chesterfld Report
Sheff Utd 1-1 Bradford Report

Footer 365

Aston Villa 2-1 Liverpool: Villa reach FA Cup final after comeback win stuns Reds

Aston Villa produced a stunning fightback to beat Liverpool 2-1 at Wembley and reach their first FA Cup final for 15 years.

Vinnie Jones says Leeds United do not need Russell Crowe takeover

Vinnie Jones admitted that Leeds United’s demise is a ‘sad situation’ and insisted Russell Crowe is not the answer.

Manchester City 2-0 West Ham: Sergio Aguero strikes in easy win

Manchester City closed the gap on third-placed Manchester United after a comfortable 2-0 victory over West Ham.

Mail Box

Respect, But Never Admiration For Chelsea

Football's about entertainment, the Mailbox says. Which means Manchester United supporters are happy with never winning the league if the football is good...

Wenger's Titles Down To United Woes...

Well, it's certainly one theory. Man United fans are out in force - decrying Wenger and defending FFP. We have mails on Coquelin, Coutinho and Mediawatch...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company