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County Ground (ATT 12,864) 28th April 2012 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: D Phillips

Swindon Swindon Town vs Port Vale Port Vale

Swindon 5

M Ritchie (38)
P Benson (51, 65)
A Flint (67)
A Connell (85)

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Swindon are champions

Robins crowned league champs

Last Updated: 28/04/12 6:57pm

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Benson: Bagged a league-winning brace

Benson: Bagged a league-winning brace

Paul Benson scored twice as Paolo di Canio's Swindon were crowned League Two champions after a 5-0 thrashing of Port Vale.

Matt Ritchie's brilliant long-range strike seven minutes before half-time gave Di Canio's men the lead before second-half goals from Benson, Aden Flint and substitute Alan Connell sealed an emphatic win.

Ritchie sparked a dull encounter into life by picking up the ball on the right touchline, cutting in onto his left foot and lashing an unstoppable shot past Martin into the top corner.

Benson doubled Swindon's lead on 51 minutes. Captain Paul Caddis' threaded through ball was dummied by Simon Ferry and Benson calmly lifted his shot over the advancing Martin and into the net.

Benson claimed his second in the 65th minute by arriving at the near post to slot home Lee Holmes' cross and just two minutes later it was 4-0 as centre back Flint nodded in Ritchie's corner.

Connell crowned a fine team performance five minutes from time by turning in Luke Rooney's attempted shot from close range.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Wycombe Wanderers 13 28
2 Bury 13 26
3 Burton Albion 13 25
4 Luton Town 13 24
5 Plymouth Argyle 13 22
6 Morecambe 13 22
7 Shrewsbury Town 13 21
8 Southend United 13 21
9 Newport County AFC 13 19
10 Cheltenham Town 13 19
11 Cambridge United 13 18
12 Northampton Town 13 18
13 AFC Wimbledon 13 18
14 Portsmouth 13 17
15 Stevenage 13 17
16 Mansfield Town 13 17
17 Exeter City 13 16
18 Accrington Stanley 13 16
19 Dagenham & Redbridge 13 14
20 Oxford United 13 13
21 Carlisle United 13 12
22 Hartlepool United 13 11
23 York City 13 10
24 Tranmere Rovers 13 9