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23 March 2019

Match Reports


23 March 2019

Swindon Town made light work of Morecambe as they romped to their biggest victory of the 2018/19 season with a 4-0 win at the County Ground.

In a dominant and impressive performance, Swindon never really looked like losing as they stuck four past Jim Bentley’s Shrimps.

Theo Robinson opened the scoring on nine minutes with a header at the back post, before Kaiyne Woolery doubled the lead just before half-time.

Dion Conroy showed his attacking prowess just past the hour mark with a delightful finish, before Kyle Bennett rounded off a stellar day at the office.

First Half

Richie Bennett was close within a minute for the visiting Shrimps – after a breakdown of possession, he had the game’s opening shot but captain on the day, Dion Conroy, chucked his body in the way and blocked well.

From then, Swindon started to dictate – Danny Rose the ticker in midfield who started everything from deep. Kyle Bennett showed some early intent with crosses that flew across the face of the goal.

However, the home side did not have to wait long for the lead – Bennett was the man again to cause problems. He won the ball back from a corner that was partly cleared, cut the ball back and after Conroy and Luke Woolfenden tried their luck to no avail, Robinson was in the right place to nod home past Mark Halstead to put Town ahead.

And three minutes later, it was ever so close to being two  - Ali Koiki chested down to Keshi Anderson in the box but Halstead spread himself well to make an excellent point-blank save.

On 18 minutes, it was Luke McCormick’s turn to impress between the sticks – replacing Lawrence Vigouroux while he was away with Chile, he got a very strong hand to Aaron Collins’ one-on-one effort to keep his side in front.

As it looked like the half would fizzle out somewhat, Town sprung into action once again – Rose won the ball back in midfield and played to Anderson. He found Woolery out wide and he drifted onto his left foot and popped a shot in at the near post to give Swindon a two-goal cushion going into half-time.

Second Half

Swindon were equally dominant in the second half; however, struggled to make their possession count.

Just past the hour mark, McCormick was called into action from Sam Lavelle on the edge of the box but comfortably saved.

Town found another gear though and ramped it up – Conroy, who had been impressive throughout, spun gracefully in the box, cut inside and finished like a seasoned striker to effectively put the game to bed.

And with Matty Taylor coming off the bench to a rapturous reception, Swindon added a fourth. Kyle Bennett who had just been announced as man of the match struck from just outside the box and the ball found its way past Halstead to round off an excellent afternoon for Richie Wellens’ side.

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