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Wednesday 7 December 2016

League One Play-Off Semi-Final: Obika seals it after a thriller

Swindon Town's Jonathan Obika is congratulated by fans as he leaves the field of play after the Sky Bet League One, Play Off Semi Final, Second Leg at the County Ground, Swindon
Swindon Town's Jonathan Obika is congratulated by fans as he leaves the field of play after the Sky Bet League One, Play Off Semi Final, Second Leg at the County Ground, Swindon

Substitute Jonathan Obika sent Swindon to Wembley as they edged Sheffield United 7-6 on aggregate after a thrilling 5-5 draw in their League One play-off semi-final second leg.

The Swindon forward grabbed goal eight of 10 but it proved to be crucial as Town held on despite late strikes from Matt Done and Che Evans to book a tie with Preston.

Mark Cooper's side were 3-0 up inside 20 minutes with Ben Gladwin scoring twice before Michael Smith's third. But an own-goal from Nathan Thompson and Chris Basham's header put the visitors back in the tie only for Smith to grab his second of the night from the spot.

Steven Davies made things interesting before Obika's goal and despite two late strikes, Town held on.

Swindon 5 Sheff utd 5 (League One play-off 2nd leg, Swindon win 7-6 on agg)

 

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