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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
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2 Milton Keynes Dons 21 44
3 Swindon Town 22 44
4 Preston North End 22 44
5 Bradford City 22 33
6 Sheffield United 22 33
7 Rochdale 22 31
8 Notts County 21 31
9 Chesterfield 22 31
10 Peterborough United 22 30
11 Oldham Athletic 22 30
12 Port Vale 22 29
13 Doncaster Rovers 21 29
14 Fleetwood Town 22 27
15 Walsall 22 27
16 Barnsley 22 26
17 Scunthorpe United 21 26
18 Gillingham 22 25
19 Coventry City 22 25
20 Leyton Orient 22 22
21 Crawley Town 22 22
22 Crewe Alexandra 22 22
23 Colchester United 22 20
24 Yeovil Town 22 20