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Swindon Town 2-1 Port Vale: Harry McKirdy double edges Robins ahead in League Two play-off semi-final

Harry McKirdy has scored 10 goals in Swindon’s past 12 matches

Harry McKirdy scored twice to give Swindon Town a narrow lead over Port Vale in their League Two play-off semi-final first leg at the County Ground.

McKirdy glanced a first-half header past Aidan Stone from a Robins corner.

He doubled Swindon’s tally with a stylish right-footed volley, for his 23rd goal of the season.

However, James Wilson kept Vale in touch ahead of Thursday’s return fixture, with a deft finish from close range seven minutes from time.

More to follow.

Line-ups

Swindon

Formation 4-3-3

  • 12Ward
  • 18EgboSubstituted forOdimayoat 74′minutes
  • 6Baudry
  • 4Conroy
  • 3Iandolo
  • 10Payne
  • 25ReedBooked at 77mins
  • 20WilliamsSubstituted forGladwinat 80′minutes
  • 11McKirdy
  • 9DavisonBooked at 32mins
  • 19BarrySubstituted forO’Brienat 90+4′minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Wollacott
  • 2Odimayo
  • 7Gladwin
  • 16O’Brien
  • 17Mitchell-Lawson
  • 28Aguiar
  • 29Parsons

Port Vale

Formation 3-4-1-2

  • 26Stone
  • 6Smith
  • 16MartinSubstituted forBenningat 78′minutes
  • 5Hall
  • 7Worrall
  • 23Pett
  • 8Garrity
  • 2Gibbons
  • 20CharsleyBooked at 42minsSubstituted forTaylorat 45′minutes
  • 29EdmondsonSubstituted forProctorat 63′minutes
  • 9Wilson

Substitutes

  • 1Covolan Cauagnari
  • 11Benning
  • 13Proctor
  • 17Taylor
  • 19Amoo
  • 21Robinson
  • 24Harratt

Referee:
Ross Joyce

Attendance:
14,086

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