Swindon 5-5 Sheffield United (7-6 agg): Robins reach play-off final after remarkable game

first_img Swindon Swindon will play Preston North End in the League One play-off final after a remarkable 5-5 draw with Sheffield United at the County Ground earned a slender 7-6 semi-final aggregative victory.After snatching a 2-1 advantage from the first leg with virtually the last kick of the game, it was the early stages of the return fixture which came to life with five goals in the opening 35 minutes.A Ben Gladwin double was soon added to by Michael Smith’s composed finish to put the hosts seemingly out of sight at 3-0 up, but the Blades hit back through a Nathan Thompson own goal and Chris Basham’s bullet header.Soon after half time, Smith then scored his second from the penalty spot after Mark Howard had felled Jamie Hylton, but the visitors hit back almost immediately through Steven Davies.Jonathan Obika’s brilliant solo goal on the counter attack looked to have killed the game off at 5-3 with just five minutes remaining, but United set up a barnstorming finish through Matty Done and Che Adams before the 90 minute mark.Substitute Adams thought he had sent the game to extra time but his effort was chalked off correctly after a foul, and the Robins were sent into delirium at the climax to an astonishing contest. 1last_img read more