February 2, 2013
Rooney earns Robins a point
Substitute Adam Rooney`s spot-kick extended Swindon`s unbeaten run to nine games as they drew 1-1 with Crawley at the Broadfield Stadium.
Swindon striker James Collins had a close-range shot saved by keeper Paul Jones and the former Peterborough shotstopper also kept out an Andy Williams header before Crawley broke the deadlock from the spot mid-way through the first half.
Striker Billy Clarke stepped up to score a left-footed penalty into the middle of the goal after Nicky Adams was tripped by Alan McCormack.
Debutant Jamie Proctor should have doubled Crawley`s lead in first-half stoppage time when put clean through by Clarke, but keeper Wes Foderingham dived to his left to save.
Crawley threatened soon after the interval when a low goalbound shot from Josh Simpson was taken by Foderingham.
Swindon then levelled through a powerfully struck penalty from Rooney after he was pushed by Joe Walsh.
Crawley keeper Jones brilliantly denied Rooney a second as the substitute came close to giving his side all three points with a near-post header.
Williams should have hit the target for Swindon 15 minutes from time when he wastefully headed wide from a Gary Roberts cross.
|Crawley Town||Swindon Town|
|1 Paul Jones||1 Wesley Foderingham|
|3 Mathew Sadler||22 Darren Ward|
|12 Joe Walsh||3 James McEveley|
|4 Mark Connolly||4 Aden Flint|
|2 Mustapha Dumbuya||18 Tommy Miller|
|10 Matthew Sparrow||12 Alan McCormack|
|7 Billy Clarke||11 Gary Roberts|
|16 Nicky Adams||8 Simon Ferry|
|21 Mike Jones||9 James Collins|
|11 Josh Simpson||23 Raffaele De Vita|
|14 Jamie Proctor||16 Andrew Williams|
|25 Johnny Maddison||Leigh Bedwell 30|
|13 David Hunt||Nathan Thompson 15|
|6 Connor Essam||Aaron Oakley 31|
|15 Dannie Bulman||Alan Navarro 6|
|8 Sergio Torres||Adam Rooney 28|
|20 Lateef Elford-Alliyu||Chris Martin 24|
|23 Jonte Smith|
|Lateef Elford-Alliyu for Billy Clarke (81)||Adam Rooney for James Collins (52)|
|Sergio Torres for Mike Jones (90)||Nathan Thompson for James McEveley (52)|
|Chris Martin for Gary Roberts (79)|
|Gary Roberts (78)|
|· Squads: Crawley Town | Swindon Town|