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Bescot Stadium (ATT 4,139) 10th November 2012 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: R Lewis

Walsall Walsall vs Swindon Town Swindon

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Swindon 2

S Ferry (1)
M Ritchie (62)

Robins cruise past Saddlers

Last Updated: 10/11/12 6:27pm

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Ferry: Struck early on

Ferry: Struck early on

Struggling Walsall stretched their winless run to 10 games as they were beaten 2-0 at home by promotion-chasing Swindon.

Goals by Swindon skipper Simon Ferry and Matt Ritchie in either half were enough to hand the Saddlers their second defeat in a five days at the Banks's Stadium.

Ferry struck in the first 57 seconds of the match, lashing home a cross from Gary Roberts to hand the visitors a dream start.

Richard Taundry's block prevented James Collins adding a second midway through the first half but Town made sure of the points in the 62nd minute, Walsall's debutant full-back Malvind Benning blocked a shot from Miles Storey and Ritchie was on hand to crack home the rebound.

The hosts never gave up but rarely looked like scoring, Adam Chambers sending one volley over the bar while their best effort came courtesy of Jamie Paterson's 61st-minute free-kick which was well saved by Wes Foderingham.

Swindon were always dangerous on the break and with 11 minutes remaining home 'keeper David Grof did well to deny Andy Williams when clean through.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Swindon Town 26 54
2 Bristol City 25 54
3 Milton Keynes Dons 25 51
4 Preston North End 26 47
5 Rochdale 25 37
6 Fleetwood Town 27 37
7 Bradford City 25 36
8 Sheffield United 24 36
9 Chesterfield 25 35
10 Notts County 26 35
11 Doncaster Rovers 25 35
12 Port Vale 27 35
13 Peterborough United 26 34
14 Oldham Athletic 25 34
15 Walsall 26 33
16 Gillingham 27 31
17 Coventry City 27 30
18 Barnsley 25 29
19 Scunthorpe United 23 29
20 Crewe Alexandra 26 29
21 Colchester United 26 27
22 Leyton Orient 26 26
23 Yeovil Town 27 25
24 Crawley Town 26 24