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Swindon Town 4-0 Dagenham & Redbridge

Robins bounce back from derby defeat


Swindon Town put their derby disappointment at Oxford United behind them with a 4-0 victory over Dagenham & Redbridge on Tuesday evening.

Second half goals from Joe Devera, Luke Rooney, and Paul Benson added to Billy Bodin’s 22nd minute opener to seal all three points for Paolo Di Canio’s side, who remain six points clear at the top of League 2.

After an edgy opening to the clash, Bodin’s close-range finish settled the nerves around The County Ground and, after Daggers striker Josh Scott was sent off on 26 minutes, Town set about clinching a crucial victory.

Centre-back Devera doubled the lead on 59 minutes, heading home a Luke Rooney corner, before Rooney himself made it 3-0 with a neat finish moments later.

With the game as good as over as a contest, it was left for Paul Benson to put the icing on the cake on 75 minutes, poking home from close range after Rooney’s shot had been well saved by Daggers ‘keeper Jon Bond.

Town now welcome promotion rivals Cheltenham Town to The County Ground this Saturday.

Town: Wes Foderingham; Paul Caddis © (Smith ’15), Joe Devera, Alan McCormack, Alessandro Cibocchi; Raffaele De Vita (Rooney ’51), Simon Ferry, Oliver Risser, Matt Ritchie; Billy Bodin (Connell ’72), Paul Benson

Substitutes: Lee Cox, Luke Rooney, Alan Connell, Jonathan Smith, Ronan Murray 

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