Andy Williams scored against his former club as Swindon beat Yeovil to move third in League One.

Williams, who was the Glovers' top scorer last term, slotted home after a blistering run from the half-way line, before James Collins poked in.

James Hayter pulled one back for Yeovil when his header smashed off the crossbar and crept over the line.

Town made it 3-1 before half-time when Darren Ward tapped in, and Collins netted his second in injury time.

The former Shrewsbury forward curled the ball past goalkeeper Marek Stech from 15 yards out after finding himself unmarked.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Swindon Town manager Paolo di Canio told BBC Wiltshire:

"I'm very happy in the way it came, 90% of the things are positive.

"I don't want to sound arrogant but we have to become more greedy, more nasty.

"We have to do a much better job when we have the opportunity."

Yeovil Town manager Gary Johnson told BBC Somerset:

"They were a little bit better than us on the day. A few of our individuals, especially in the first half, didn't turn up.

"We gave it a go in the second half but we didn't have the quality that they had in front of goal.

"There is a lot more experience in their dressing room but our boys have got to learn fast.

"We can't infiltrate those teams above us. When we come away to these places a few of the players go missing."

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (6)

Swindon

  • 01 Foderingham
  • 03 McEveley
  • 05 Devera
  • 22 Ward
  • 08 Ferry
  • 10 Ritchie
  • 11 Roberts Booked (De Vita - 85' )
  • 12 McCormack
  • 33 Bostock (Hollands - 70' )
  • 09 Collins Booked
  • 16 Williams (C Martin - 44' )

Substitutes

  • 30 Bedwell
  • 02 Archibald-Henville
  • 15 Thompson
  • 26 Hollands
  • 23 De Vita
  • 24 C Martin
  • 28 Rooney

Yeovil

  • 01 Stech
  • 02 Ayling
  • 05 Webster Booked
  • 18 Burn Booked
  • 22 Edwards
  • 03 McAllister
  • 14 Foley (Williams - 70' Booked )
  • 21 Smith
  • 25 Johnson (Marsh-Brown - 36' )
  • 09 Hayter (Reid - 46' )
  • 17 Madden

Substitutes

  • 12 Stewart
  • 04 Hinds
  • 20 Haynes-Brown
  • 07 Marsh-Brown
  • 10 Williams
  • 11 Reid
Ref: Mark Heywood
Att: 8,112

Match Stats

Shots

18 8

On target

7 3

Corners

9 1

Fouls

17 11

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:06 Full time

Full Time The final whistle is blown by the referee.

90:00 +3:05

The assist for the goal came from Danny Hollands.

90:00 +3:05 Goal scored

Goal! - James Collins - Swindon 4 - 1 Yeovil James Collins finds the net with a goal from inside the box to the top right corner of the goal. Swindon 4-1 Yeovil.

90:00 +2:30

Chris Martin has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target.

90:00 +1:51

Foul by Luke Ayling on James Collins, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Raffaele De Vita from left wing.

90:00 +1:11

Joe Edwards produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the goal.

90:00 +0:43

James Collins produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty area that goes harmlessly over the target.

89:19 Booking

Booking The referee shows Gavin Williams a yellow card.

89:00

Gavin Williams challenges Chris Martin unfairly and gives away a free kick. Darren Ward takes the direct free kick.

88:20

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dan Burn by Chris Martin. Marek Stech takes the free kick.

86:15 Booking

Booking James Collins shown a yellow card.

85:51

Unfair challenge on Byron Webster by James Collins results in a free kick. James McAllister takes the free kick.

85:21

Matt Ritchie has shot on goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

84:33 Substitution

Substitution Raffaele De Vita replaces Gary Roberts.

83:17

Chris Martin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Luke Ayling. Free kick crossed left-footed by James McAllister from right channel.

82:19

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Matt Ritchie played to the near post, Dan Burn makes a clearance.

81:33

Shot on goal by Reuben Reid from long range goes harmlessly over the target.

80:50

James Collins takes a shot. Marek Stech makes a comfortable save.

79:11

Unfair challenge on Gavin Williams by Alan McCormack results in a free kick. Marek Stech takes the direct free kick.

76:39

Short corner worked by Simon Ferry.

73:34

Matt Ritchie takes the inswinging corner, save by Marek Stech.

73:03

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Simon Ferry.

71:18

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by James McAllister from the right by-line, Darren Ward manages to make a clearance.

69:35 Substitution

Substitution Danny Hollands replaces John Bostock.

69:35 Substitution

Substitution Gavin Williams replaces Sam Foley.

69:35

Effort on goal by Matt Ritchie from just inside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the target.

67:27

The offside flag is raised against Chris Martin. Marek Stech takes the free kick.

67:13

James Collins takes a shot. Save made by Marek Stech.

66:18

Short corner worked by Simon Ferry.

65:14

The free kick is delivered left-footed by Matt Ritchie from right channel.

65:14 Booking

Booking Byron Webster is shown a yellow card.

64:58

Byron Webster challenges Chris Martin unfairly and gives away a free kick.

64:29

Close range header by Paddy Madden goes over the bar.

63:42 Booking

Booking The referee shows Gary Roberts a yellow card.

61:30

Gary Roberts takes a shot. Save by Marek Stech.

60:29

Free kick awarded for a foul by Joe Edwards on Chris Martin. Free kick taken by Wes Foderingham.

58:26

Gary Roberts gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Luke Ayling. James McAllister restarts play with the free kick.

57:06

Unfair challenge on Dan Burn by Chris Martin results in a free kick. The free kick is swung in left-footed by James McAllister, comfortable save by Wes Foderingham.

55:24

The assistant referee flags for offside against Chris Martin. Direct free kick taken by Marek Stech.

53:39

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Korey Smith by Chris Martin. James McAllister takes the direct free kick.

53:01

Shot by Chris Martin from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

52:15

The assistant referee flags for offside against James Collins. The free kick is delivered left-footed by James McAllister from own half, Alan McCormack manages to make a clearance.

50:43

Reuben Reid fouled by John Bostock, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by James McAllister from right channel, Wes Foderingham makes a save.

49:30

Sam Foley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alan McCormack. Direct free kick taken by Wes Foderingham.

48:31

Effort from just outside the area by Chris Martin goes over the target.

47:22

Korey Smith has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

46:25

James Collins produces a left-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses wide left of the target.

45:01

The second half begins.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Reuben Reid on for James Hayter.

45:00 +3:31 Half time

Half Time The match has reached half-time.

45:00 +3:08

Joe Devera has an effort at goal from close range which goes wide left of the target.

45:00 +2:26

Foul by James Hayter on John Bostock, free kick awarded. Jay McEveley takes the direct free kick.

45:00 +1:11

Joe Edwards fouled by Gary Roberts, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by James McAllister from right channel, Darren Ward manages to make a clearance.

45:00 +0:09

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sam Foley by Matt Ritchie. Marek Stech restarts play with the free kick.

44:51

Simon Ferry decides to take the corner short.

43:52 Substitution

Substitution Chris Martin on for Andy Williams.

42:12

Assist by Simon Ferry.

42:12 Goal scored

Goal! - Darren Ward - Swindon 3 - 1 Yeovil Darren Ward grabs a goal from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Swindon 3-1 Yeovil.

41:42

Gary Roberts fouled by Luke Ayling, the ref awards a free kick. Simon Ferry takes the direct free kick,

40:36

The assist for the goal came from Keanu Marsh-Brown.

40:36 Goal scored

Goal! - James Hayter - Swindon 2 - 1 Yeovil James Hayter scores a headed goal from close in. Swindon 2-1 Yeovil.

38:51

Foul by Alan McCormack on Sam Foley, free kick awarded. Cross/shot by Keanu Marsh-Brown, save made by Wes Foderingham.

37:05

John Bostock concedes a free kick for a foul on Korey Smith. James McAllister takes the direct free kick.

35:46 Substitution

Substitution Keanu Marsh-Brown on for Daniel Johnson.

34:04

Andy Williams challenges Dan Burn unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by James McAllister.

33:01

Simon Ferry concedes a free kick for a foul on Luke Ayling. Marek Stech takes the free kick.

29:29

Corner from the left by-line taken by Simon Ferry, Byron Webster manages to make a clearance.

27:39

Assist by Joe Devera.

27:39 Goal scored

Goal! - James Collins - Swindon 2 - 0 Yeovil James Collins gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Swindon 2-0 Yeovil.

26:16

Joe Edwards concedes a free kick for a foul on Jay McEveley. Wes Foderingham takes the direct free kick.

23:07

Assist by Simon Ferry.

23:07 Goal scored

Goal! - Andy Williams - Swindon 1 - 0 Yeovil Goal scored by Andy Williams from inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Swindon 1-0 Yeovil.

20:40

Foul by James Hayter on Darren Ward, free kick awarded. Wes Foderingham takes the direct free kick.

20:08

Simon Ferry produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes wide left of the goal.

19:22

Matt Ritchie crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance by Dan Burn.

19:22 Booking

Booking Dan Burn booked for unsporting behaviour.

19:04

Dan Burn concedes a free kick for a foul on James Collins.

18:19

Corner taken by Simon Ferry from the left by-line, clearance made by Byron Webster.

16:01

Effort from just outside the area by Andy Williams goes over the target.

15:07

Joe Edwards is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Wes Foderingham takes the indirect free kick.

13:36

Simon Ferry concedes a free kick for a foul on Paddy Madden. James McAllister takes the direct free kick.

13:05

Matt Ritchie takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar.

10:03

Foul by John Bostock on James Hayter, free kick awarded. James McAllister takes the free kick, Daniel Johnson takes a shot from deep inside the box clearing the bar.

7:14

Sam Foley fouled by Alan McCormack, the ref awards a free kick. James McAllister takes the direct free kick.

4:43

Paddy Madden takes a shot. Wes Foderingham makes a save.

3:59

The offside flag is raised against James Collins. James McAllister takes the free kick.

3:19

Corner taken by Matt Ritchie, Marek Stech makes a save.

2:31

Paddy Madden challenges Jay McEveley unfairly and gives away a free kick. Wes Foderingham restarts play with the free kick.

0:00

The game begins.

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