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County Ground (ATT 7,658) 21st August 2012 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: K Stroud

Swindon Swindon Town vs Crawley Town Crawley

Swindon 3

M Ritchie (25)
T Miller (44)
R De Vita (63)

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Ritchie runs Red Devils ragged

Last Updated: 21/08/12 10:57pm

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Ritchie: Scored one and made two more

Ritchie: Scored one and made two more

Matt Ritchie scored one and made two more as Swindon swept to a comfortable 3-0 win over newly-promoted Crawley on Tuesday night.

Pacy winger Ritchie put the Robins ahead in the 25th minute after beating two defenders and drifting a shot wide of goalkeeper Paul Jones.

Tommy Miller got Swindon's second just before half-time when Ritchie crossed from the right and Raffaele De Vita headed back for him to score from 12 yards out.

Crawley manager Richie Barker used all three of his substitutes in a bid to halt the host's incessant attacks. But they went further behind in the 63rd minute when Ritchie found De Vita in space to score with a powerful shot.

Nicky Adams and Gary Alexander went close for Crawley but Swindon were in control from the start.

Aden Flint, booked earlier for a foul, thought he had scored a fourth with a powerful header but it was ruled out for offside.

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3 Milton Keynes Dons 34 62
4 Swindon Town 34 61
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6 Doncaster Rovers 34 49
7 Chesterfield 34 48
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9 Peterborough United 34 47
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18 Notts County 33 41
19 Crewe Alexandra 34 39
20 Coventry City 33 36
21 Leyton Orient 33 35
22 Colchester United 34 34
23 Crawley Town 34 34
24 Yeovil Town 34 30