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County Ground (ATT 11,381) 1st January 2013 - Kick off 14:00 Ref: Stephen Martin

Swindon Swindon Town vs Portsmouth Portsmth

Swindon 5

J Collins (61, 66, 73, 83)
D Hollands (69)

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Collins heroics inspire Robins

Last Updated: 01/01/13 4:58pm

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Collins: Match-winning performance

Collins: Match-winning performance

James Collins came off the substitutes' bench and scored four goals as Swindon crushed Portsmouth 5-0 at the County Ground.

Danny Hollands got the other as Swindon scored all their five goals in 22 hectic second-half minutes.

For an hour there was little to distinguish Paolo Di Canio's promotion-chasers from Portsmouth who had not won in 12 matches.

But when Collins came on in place of Chris Martin on the hour mark, the match was turned on its head as Portsmouth's resistance quickly crumbled.

Collins had only been on the pitch for 30 seconds when he turned in a centre from former Portsmouth winger Matt Ritchie in the 61st minute.

Collins scored his second after 66 minutes when Hollands had a shot blocked and the Irish striker turned provider when he set up an easy goal for Hollands three minutes later.

He completed his hat-trick in the 73rd minute with a low shot from the edge of the area after Ritchie had opened an ailing Portsmouth defence.

Collins got his fourth and Swindon's fifth after 83 minutes when he stooped to head in a low centre from Alan McCormack.

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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 24 48
4 Preston North End 26 47
5 Rochdale 25 37
6 Bradford City 25 36
7 Sheffield United 24 36
8 Chesterfield 25 35
9 Notts County 25 35
10 Doncaster Rovers 25 35
11 Port Vale 26 35
12 Fleetwood Town 26 34
13 Oldham Athletic 24 34
14 Walsall 26 33
15 Peterborough United 25 31
16 Barnsley 24 29
17 Scunthorpe United 23 29
18 Coventry City 26 29
19 Gillingham 26 28
20 Leyton Orient 25 26
21 Crewe Alexandra 25 26
22 Colchester United 25 24
23 Crawley Town 25 24
24 Yeovil Town 26 24