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Swindon Town prepares for playoff final at Wembley

Swindon Town's Michael Smith celebrates after scoring Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA

Excitement is growing in Swindon as the town's football team prepares for the playoff final at Wembley on Sunday.

Swindon booked their place in the League One play-off final after an incredible 5-5 draw with Sheffield United – a result which saw them through 7-6 on aggregate.

But the thousands of fans who are heading to Wembley face travel chaos. There are no trains out of Swindon because of engineering works.

First Great Western are urging fans to still travel by train – albeit with their journey starting with a rail replacement coach service which will take them to Reading.

A win at Wembley on Sunday will see them join Bristol City in the Championship next season.

Swindon's Ricketts: I didn't even know score

Swindon Town's Sam Ricketts says he didn't even know the final score of their semi-final match against Sheffield United until he came off the pitch.

They faught out a ten goal thriller against United in the second leg of the semi-final. It finished 5-all on the night and 7-6 on aggregate, making it the highest scoring play-off match ever.

Meanwhile, manager Mark Cooper said a play-off final win would be a "ridiculous achievement."


Glenn Hoddle congratulates Swindon on win

Former England manager and Swindon player Glenn Hoddle congratulated his old club last night following their success against Sheffield United.

Swindon drew 5-5 giving them a 7-6 victory on aggregate. The result sees them through to the play-off final.

Bristol City four points clear at the top of League One

Tonight's results.

Bristol City are now four points clear at the top of League One after they won and Swindon lost.

City beat Port Vale 3-1 thanks to goals from Jay Emmanuel-Thomas, Joe Bryan and Matt Smith. While Swindon lost 2-1 at Oldham after conceding two goals in a minute. Massimo Luongo pulled a goal back for Town.

Terry Skiverton has suffered his first defeat as Yeovil manager. The Glovers lost 1-0 at fellow strugglers Crewe.

In League Two, Cheltenham remain just outside the relegation zone after a 2-0 defeat at Southend.

Forest Green Rovers drew 2-2 at Alfreton in the Conference.

And Bath City are through to the semi-final of the FA Trophy after beating Dover 2-1 in their replay.


Swindon back at the top after 3-0 win at Coventry

Goal-scorer Jon Obika rises high to win the ball at the Ricoh arena Credit: PA

Swindon Town have returned to the top of League One after a convincing 3-0 win at Coventry.

Andy Williams headed Town in front in the eighth minute. The in-form striker soon doubled the advantage from the penalty spot, after Louie Thompson was brought down. Jon Obika added the third late in the game.

Missiles thrown at police horses at football derby

Mounted police in Wiltshire say that they were targeted with missiles at the County Ground in Swindon after clashes between Swindon Town and Bristol City fans on Saturday.

Thames Valley Police's mounted section received many supportive tweets after the match.

Power wins High Court battle for control at Swindon

Lee Power has won a High Court battle to stay in charge at Swindon Town Credit: ITV News West Country

Swindon Town Chairman Lee Power has won his legal battle over ownership of the football club with former chairman Jed McCrory.

With just over a month to go until the start of the new season, High Court judge Nicholas Strauss QC delivered his judgement in London this morning confirming Power's position in control at the County Ground.


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