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Broadhall Way (ATT 4,518) 27th October 2012 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: D Deadman

Stevenage Stevenage vs Swindon Town Swindon

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Swindon 4

R De Vita (17)
M Ritchie (31)
M Storey (38)
A Rooney (62)

Rampant Robins blow Boro away

Last Updated: 27/10/12 7:48pm

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Matt Ritchie: Scored his sixth goal of the campaign

Matt Ritchie: Scored his sixth goal of the campaign

Matt Ritchie scored his sixth goal of the campaign as Swindon beat high-flying Stevenage 4-0 thanks to a stunning first-half display.

Ritchie, Raffaele De Vita and Miles Storey all scored before the break for the Robins - who also missed a penalty through Tommy Miller - while Adam Rooney added a fourth in the second half.

Swindon took the initiative from the off and went ahead in the 17th minute. Richie nodded Storey's deep cross into the path of De Vita, who took one touch before unleashing an eye-catching volley past Boro goalkeeper Steve Arnold.

On the half-hour mark it was 2-0 when Richie tried his luck from long range and his strike somehow eluded Arnold.

Full-back Alan McCormack was then fouled inside the box but Miller's penalty was brilliantly palmed around the post by Arnold. But it mattered not, as Storey met Ritchie's cross and guided a fine header home after 38 minutes.

And the visitors were not done there - substitute Rooney collected John Bostock's pass before calmly slotting home on the hour to seal a resounding victory.

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2 Brentford 42 87
3 Leyton Orient 42 80
4 Rotherham United 42 79
5 Preston North End 42 79
6 Peterborough United 42 67
7 Swindon Town 42 60
8 Milton Keynes Dons 42 58
9 Port Vale 42 57
10 Walsall 42 56
11 Sheffield United 41 56
12 Crawley Town 41 52
13 Bradford City 42 50
14 Bristol City 42 50
15 Coventry City 42 49
16 Gillingham 42 48
17 Oldham Athletic 41 47
18 Colchester United 42 46
19 Tranmere Rovers 42 46
20 Notts County 42 43
21 Carlisle United 41 43
22 Crewe Alexandra 42 43
23 Shrewsbury Town 42 41
24 Stevenage 42 39