October 13, 2012
Collins denies boyhood heroes
Coventry fan James Collins scored Swindon's late equaliser against the team he has supported since childhood as his side fought back from two goals down to draw 2-2 at the County Ground.
Paolo di Canio's side looked to be heading for a surprise defeat after David McGoldrick's first-half double had put the struggling Sky Blues in control.
Gary Roberts' 77th-minute strike followed by substitute Collins' powerfully-struck volley three minutes later earned the promotion-chasers an unlikely point.
Swindon winger Matt Ritchie saw his second-minute shot strike the post before McGoldrick headed in John Fleck's left-wing free-kick after 13 minutes.
Striker McGoldrick doubled his and the visitors' tally eight minutes before half-time, rifling home from 10 yards after Swindon goalkeeper Wes Foderingham flapped at a Fleck corner.
Roberts reduced the arrears by volleying in from six yards after Tommy Miller had flicked on Alan Navarro's corner and Collins completed the comeback soon after with a stunning shot from the edge of the penalty area after Jay McEveley had centred.
|Swindon Town||Coventry City|
|1 Wesley Foderingham||1 Joe Murphy|
|22 Darren Ward||24 Richard Wood|
|3 James McEveley||2 Jordon Clarke|
|15 Nathan Thompson||5 Nathan Cameron|
|4 Aden Flint||34 Jamie Reckford|
|18 Tommy Miller||8 Carl Baker|
|11 Gary Roberts||32 Franck Moussa|
|8 Simon Ferry||38 James Bailey|
|33 John Bostock||10 John Fleck|
|10 Matt Ritchie||31 David McGoldrick|
|14 Paul Benson||17 Callum Ball|
|30 Leigh Bedwell||Chris Dunn 13|
|2 Troy Archibald-Henville||William Edjenguele 25|
|21 Federico Bessone||Chris Hussey 3|
|6 Alan Navarro||Cyrus Christie 21|
|9 James Collins||Steven Jennings 12|
|28 Adam Rooney||Conor Henderson 37|
|23 Raffaele De Vita||Stephen Elliott 14|
|Adam Rooney for John Bostock (51)||William Edjenguele for Richard Wood (66)|
|James Collins for Paul Benson (59)||Chris Hussey for John Fleck (73)|
|Alan Navarro for Matt Ritchie (63)|
|James McEveley (42)||Joe Murphy (31)|
|Nathan Thompson (43)||Callum Ball (54)|
|Aden Flint (54)||Franck Moussa (90)|
|James Collins (80)|
|Gary Roberts (87)|
|· Squads: Swindon Town | Coventry City|