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Sky Bet League 2

County Ground (ATT 8,351) 20th March 2012 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: L Collins

Swindon Swindon Town vs Torquay United Torquay

Swindon 2

A Connell (33)
O Risser (58)

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Torquay 0

Robins clip Gulls' wings

Last Updated: 20/03/12 11:09pm

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Connell: On target

Connell: On target

Swindon edged closer to the League Two title after beating second-placed Torquay United 2-0 at the County Ground.

Goals from Alan Connell and Oliver Risser sealed victory for the home side who move seven points clear at the top of England's third tier.

A dominant start for the Robins set the tone for the encounter, with their player of the year Matt Ritchie striking narrowly wide in the 25th minute.

The former Portsmouth youngster turned provider 10 minutes later when his precision corner was directed past Torquay goalkeeper Robert Olejnik by Connell for the opener.

Martin Ling's side were further punished for not learning from their mistakes after 55 minutes when another swinging corner from Ritchie ended up in the United goal, with Risser finding the decisive touch on this occasion.

An uncharacteristically lacklustre Torquay struggled to mount any recovery, and subsequently saw their title aspirations take a severe blow.

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1 Shrewsbury Town 34 64
2 Burton Albion 34 64
3 Wycombe Wanderers 34 63
4 Luton Town 34 58
5 Bury 34 58
6 Southend United 34 58
7 Newport County AFC 34 53
8 Plymouth Argyle 34 52
9 Stevenage 34 52
10 Northampton Town 34 50
11 AFC Wimbledon 34 46
12 Morecambe 34 45
13 Portsmouth 34 44
14 Exeter City 34 44
15 Accrington Stanley 34 43
16 Cambridge United 34 41
17 Mansfield Town 34 41
18 Dagenham & Redbridge 34 40
19 Oxford United 34 39
20 York City 34 36
21 Carlisle United 34 36
22 Tranmere Rovers 34 34
23 Cheltenham Town 34 34
24 Hartlepool United 34 27