October 13, 2012
Collins denies boyhood heroes
|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)|
|· Rosters: Swindon Town | Coventry City|
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.