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Date added: 14 May 2010

Swindon 2 Charlton 1 

Coca-Cola League One

RESULT: Swindon Town 2 Charlton Athletic 1

Swindon scorers: Austin 52, Ward 60
Charlton scorer: Burton 65
 
Charlie Austin grabs the opener against Charlton
20-20 vision:
Charlie Austin heads Town ahead, then celebrates with
Danny Ward (who went on to grab the second) below
 
Charlie Austin and Danny Ward celebrate
 
Charlie Austin and Danny Ward Swindon Town
 
Swindon head to the Valley on Monday with a one goal advantage thanks to the finishing quality of Charlie Austin and Danny Ward.
 
Town's makeshift strike-force - thrown together after Billy Paynter was ruled out by a hamstring injury - put Swindon 2-0 up before Charlton grabbed an unlikely reply.
 
Charlie Austin's header his 20th of what has become a dream season for the former non-Leaguer - Ward's a rifled low drive after being set up by 40 yard run from Simon Ferry.
 
And had substitute Vincent Pericard not hit the post with a diving header in injury-time, Swindon would have been two clear.
 
Charlton's reward for taking large parts of the game to Swindon, a brave header from Deon Burton after Robins' keeper Dave Lucas hesitated to clear a long-ball.
 
"It was a brilliant spectacle," commented a positive Danny Wilson, "and I'm very pleased with the result. Very pleased."
 
"Who knows, 2-1 might do us a few favours. 3-1 may have left us thinking we've already done enough."
 
Swindon team 
 
01 Lucas
02 Cuthbert
03 Sheehan
06 Greer
15 Amankwaah (Darby 77)
04 Douglas
07 McGovern
18 O'Brien (Timlin 84)
24 Ward
30 Ferry
32 Austin (Pericard 89)

RETURN LEG: 

Charlton (A)
Monday, 17 May 2010 7:45pm
Coca-Cola League One
Play-off semi-final second leg
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