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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 27 52
2 Shrewsbury Town 27 51
3 Burton Albion 27 51
4 Luton Town 26 47
5 Southend United 27 47
6 Newport County AFC 27 46
7 Bury 26 41
8 Stevenage 27 41
9 Exeter City 28 41
10 Plymouth Argyle 27 40
11 Morecambe 27 37
12 AFC Wimbledon 26 36
13 Cambridge United 25 35
14 Northampton Town 27 34
15 Accrington Stanley 25 33
16 Oxford United 27 30
17 Cheltenham Town 27 30
18 Portsmouth 26 29
19 York City 27 28
20 Mansfield Town 26 28
21 Tranmere Rovers 26 27
22 Carlisle United 27 27
23 Dagenham & Redbridge 26 26
24 Hartlepool United 27 18