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Swindon Town 4-1 Yeovil Town - Match Report & Gallery
Town moved into 3rd place in League One with a comfortable 4-1 win over Yeovil Town at the County Ground today (Sat 17th Nov).
Andy Williams opened the scoring against his former club, before a brace from James Collins and one from Darren Ward sealed the victory for Paolo Di Canio’s side.
After a slow start to the match, Town were the first side to come alive, and they took the lead after 24 minutes as former Glover Williams brilliantly turned away from defender Daniel Burn and raced through on goal before slotting home.
It took the hosts just four minutes to double their lead as Joe Devera made a dynamic surge forward before whipping in an excellent left footed cross which Collins did well to flick past Glovers ‘keeper Marek Stech into the far corner.
Town were looking good for the three points already, but were pegged back shortly before half time as striker James Hayter reacted quickest to nod a pinpoint cross off the underside of the bar and narrowly over the line.
However the visitors’ hopes of a swift comeback were dashed minutes later as they failed to clear a Gary Roberts free kick and left Ward unmarked to poke home his first goal in a Town shirt from close range.
Town continued to look comfortable early in the second half, and though the visitors enjoyed a period of pressure as the game got scrappy around the hour mark, they never really looked like forcing their way back into it.
And it was Di Canio’s side who looked the more likely to add to the score, but both Matt Ritchie and substitute Chris Martin saw their efforts flash narrowly wide of the target.
The game was over as a contest as it moved into its final quarter of an hour, but there was still time for Collins to grab a second; latching on to an excellent crossfield ball from Simon Ferry before curling a precise finish into the far corner past Stech in the final minute of the match.
Town were far from at their best, but in truth they could have scored more goals and were good value for the three points.