Austin powers Robins to victory

Swindon improved their chances of a play-off place and kept Brighton in the relegation zone after Charlie Austin secured a 2-1 home victory.

Last Updated: 19/12/09 at 18:07 Post Comment

Austin: Vital strike

Austin: Vital strike

The Robins just about shaded the first half and Billy Paynter gave them the lead after 31 minutes, converting a penalty after he had been blatantly pushed by Jim McNulty.

They were only ahead for seven minutes as Elliott Bennett's superb right-wing cross was headed powerfully in by Nicky Forster.

Brighton had started brightly without creating clear chances but Swindon kept Peter Brezovan busy. The goalkeeper did well to collect a thunderous shot from Jonathan Douglas and Austin saw a shot dropped just eight yards out.

Swindon continued to attack but they might have conceded when Tommy Elphick won a free-kick but McNulty's effort was deflected wide.

Douglas might have restored Swindon's lead but Brezovan did well to punch away, before Austin headed home Jon-Paul McGovern's superb cross for a 54th-minute winner.

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