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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
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2 Milton Keynes Dons 20 41
3 Swindon Town 21 41
4 Preston North End 21 41
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6 Rochdale 21 31
7 Notts County 20 31
8 Bradford City 21 30
9 Peterborough United 21 30
10 Oldham Athletic 21 30
11 Chesterfield 21 28
12 Fleetwood Town 21 27
13 Walsall 21 27
14 Barnsley 21 26
15 Port Vale 21 26
16 Doncaster Rovers 20 26
17 Coventry City 21 25
18 Scunthorpe United 20 23
19 Gillingham 21 22
20 Crawley Town 21 22
21 Colchester United 21 20
22 Yeovil Town 21 20
23 Leyton Orient 21 19
24 Crewe Alexandra 21 19