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County Ground (ATT 8,188) 22nd October 2013 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: Darren Sheldrake

Swindon Swindon Town vs Walsall Walsall

Swindon 1

N Ranger (83)

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Walsall 3

A Hemmings (18, 78)
S Mantom (48)

Saddlers stun in-form Swindon

Last Updated: 22/10/13 10:46pm

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Ashley Hemmings: At the double

Ashley Hemmings: At the double

Ashley Hemmings helped Walsall bring Swindon's four-match unbeaten run to an abrupt halt with a 3-1 win at the County Ground.

Sam Mantom was also on target as the Saddlers comfortably swept aside their play-off rivals.

Swindon started brightly and Nile Ranger had an acrobatic overhead kick cleared off the line by Craig Westcarr early on.

But it was Walsall who took the lead after 17 minutes when Hemmings took advantage of some sloppy Swindon defending to rifle in from the edge of the box.

The visitors doubled their lead two minutes into the second half thanks to Mantom's second goal of the season.

Westcarr's initial shot was beaten away by Swindon goalkeeper Wes Foderingham and Mantom was on hand to slot home the rebound.

Hemmings added his second and Walsall's third 11 minutes from time when he skipped through the Swindon defence and slotted past Foderingham.

Ranger did pull one back with an 83rd-minute header but it was too little too late for Mark Cooper's side.

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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 26 52
4 Preston North End 26 47
5 Chesterfield 26 38
6 Rochdale 25 37
7 Fleetwood Town 27 37
8 Bradford City 25 36
9 Sheffield United 24 36
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 Scunthorpe United 24 30
18 Coventry City 27 30
19 Barnsley 25 29
20 Crewe Alexandra 26 29
21 Colchester United 26 27
22 Leyton Orient 26 26
23 Yeovil Town 27 25
24 Crawley Town 27 24