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- SWINDON 2 ALBION 4
- AFTER EXTRA-TIME
- Ince hits stunning volley (10)
- Louis Thompson levels seconds into second half
- Colunga scores on debut (96)
- Forster-Caskey adds penalty (100)
- Kasim replies (112) for ten-man hosts
- Forster-Caskey again from the spot (120)
- Full coverage in The Argus tomorrow
Skipper Nathan Thompson was sent off in added time for a professional foul on Forster-Caskey.
FORSTER-CASKEY converted the spot kick.
Kasim has been excellent.
Albion have been on the rack in this second period and they had to clear Thompson’s low cross right in front of goal.
Home fans are really up for it.
Gardner booked for foul, soon followed by Forster-Caskey.
The warning had been there and KASIM waltzed through the defence before thumping home a fierce finish.
Swindon’s ten men haven’t given this up yet.
They have enjoyed some pressure in the second period and Ankergren produced a very sharp save – and hold - low to his left from Waldon’s shot.
The hosts are still playing their passing football and their fans appreciate it.
Half-time in extra-time
Then FORSTER-CASKEY drilled a penalty into the bottom corner after Colunga was fouled by Turnbull.
Swindon were reduced to ten men early in extra-time when George Barker suffered a shoulder injury in a challenge with Dunk.
Albion got the ball down and conjured a lovely goal.
McCourt took his time, spread a ball wide to the left and his low cross was met at the far post by COLUNGA.
Teixeira replaced O'Grady for extra time.
Branco denied Colunga with a great tackle in the Swindon area just before we completed six added minutes.
Swindon have had to take off sub Gladwin, replacing him with Waldon.
Att: 5,414 (628 away)
McCourt looks like he is enjoying himself out there, dropping deep and getting on the ball. He has sprayed a couple of nice passes out to his wide men – and nutmegged an opponent.
Terrific work twice in quick succession by Colunga to go outside his man on the left edge of the ox and fir low crosses which no one could convert.
Swindon have sent on Gladwin for their impressive midfielder Luongo and George Barker for Williams.
Swindon are still playing some very neat stuff at times and they carved through in the inside right channel before laying off to Louis Thompson, who skied his shot way over.
Albion were angered by a scything challenge on LuaLua by Branco on the touchline which somehow did not earn a booking. LuaLua went off a couple of minutes later, along with Crofts.
On went debutants McCourt and Gardner.
Yellow for right wing back Nathan Thompson for foul on LuaLua.
Suddenly Albion, who had been on the rack, so nearly scored.
Dunk headed Forster-Caskey’s header powerfully just under the bar but Foderingham seemed to touch it up on to the woodwork.
O’Grady’s follow up was blocked in the goalmouth at the expense of a corner.
Just a bit better there from the Seagulls with O'Grady working hard to win the flag kick in the first place. It was Albion's first of the game.
Crisp finish by Smith after Luongo slid him in for the goal.
Michael Smith shot inches wide a minute later as Swindon pour men forward.
Seconds from the restart and Swindon send Louis THOMPSON through to lash a shot low past Ankergren.
Second half is under way and Swindon are level
...they had to defend a bit more to reach that state of affairs.
Dunk got in another great clearance from another low cross and ther was panic when ankergen failed to hold a free-kick into the box.
But they got to the interval just about unscathed.
Albion lead at the break but...
A new dimension from Dunk has just offered Albion hope of a goal. He carried the ball from inside his own half to deep inside Swindon territory, then scooped a pass over the defence which Colunga volleyed off target from a tight angle.
LuaLua was the next to advance into the Town half with ball at feet and Kasim’s foul on him earned a booking.
Now the chorus from home fans is “We’re going to score in a minute” and no wonder.
They have just enjoyed about three minutes of intense pressure which saw Dunk head a goalbound Byrne shot over his own bar and then Forster-Caskey clear a Branco shot off the line with Ankergren beaten.
There have also been crosses and scrambles and hurried clearances as Swindon step it up again.
The local press boys around me are saying this is the best 45 minutes they have seen from Swindon this season.
Albion enjoyed a bit of possession for a while and it almost brought a goal.
Calderon got O’Grady to the byline and his cutback just evaded Colunga at the near post.
The passing is not quite as slick as in the last two games from the Seagulls but it is a good game to watch so far.
I really don’t like to stress a negative aspect of a quite stunning goal but one hopes Ince’s yellow for celebrating does not come back to haunt him.
There was a moment not long ago when he seemed reluctant to tackle on halfway as Swindon launched a counter attack.
Another free-kick not far outside the box, another right-footed curler by Kasim.
This time it was from a spot to the right of goal and he curled it wide of the near post.
Ankergren did not seem unduly bothered.
Hyypia is on the edge of his technical area not looking overly impressed as a long, straight ball rolls behind for a Swindon goal kick.
Another low cross from the right found Michael Smith in front of goal again but this time someone - possibly Dunk - made a key block at close quarters.
The home side will wonder how they are behind.
#bhafc will not score many better goals this season. Right-foot from 20 yards by Ince, flashed in.— @AndyNaylorArgus 26 August 2014
That was a quite sensational goal by Ince and nice work by Colunga in the build-up.
But it should have been cancelled out within two minutes. A Swindon free-kick into the box found Michael Smith unmarked in front of goal but he shot wastefully over.
Swindon are playing some nice stuff with Kasim pulling the strings.
Ince was booked for taking his shirt off as he celebrated.
Colunga got the ball wide left, looked up and chipped a precise ball to INCE arriving on the edge of the box.
And the midfielder unleashed a quite fabulous volley high past the stunned Fotheringam.
LuaLua dragged a shot wide but it has been a bright start by Swindon.
Albion have had to clear crosses from both flanks and Kasim tried his luck with a curling 25-yard free-kick which went well over.
And then Albion scored a stunning goal...
Lovely turn, poor pass. Colunga's first bit of action.
Albion are playing towards the Town End - or home end.
Expecting a passathon tonight.
Both teams like to knock the ball about.
And away we go...
If Navarro has got it right with his prediction of a draw, I'll be offering you particularly good value tonight with extra-time and penalties.
I knew I would get asked about swindon vs brighton, going safe and gona say a draw, 2 very good footballing teams, so hard to predict.— @alannavarro31 26 August 2014
It's back to the cup - but will it be back to the future?
Albion lost 3-0 here in the same competition two years ago.
There were a few debuts that night - Kuszczak, Bruno and Bridge for Albion.
And of course the man who took the glory wth two goals: Alan Navarro!
Adrian Colunga to make his name tonight?
We will see before too long.