Second-half substitute James Collins hit four goals to help Swindon thrash Portsmouth.

After a goalless first half, Collins headed the Robins in front from Matt Ritchie's corner within two minutes of coming on in place of Chris Martin.

He fired in to double the lead at the second attempt before setting up Danny Hollands to make it 3-0.

Collins completed a 12-minute hat-trick with a shot from inside the box before stooping to head in his fourth late on.

It was the second successive game that Swindon had hit five goals at home, following their 5-0 win over League One leaders Tranmere before Christmas.

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Portsmouth caretaker manager Guy Whittingham told BBC Radio Solent:

"I'm shell-shocked, to tell you the truth, I thought for 60 minutes our tactics were working, we were frustrating them. They had to make three substitutions to get where they wanted to get, but that's what they can do.

"We had a mad 10 minutes where our discipline just went. What you can't do is go chasing the game immediately after going 1-0 down.

"Half-time, I don't think anybody could see that coming whatsoever. I think it was a game where we've really frustrated them, you can tell from the sidelines and the substitutions they made immediately afterwards they weren't happy with what they weren't able to do against us, and that was the game plan and it was working fantastically well"

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

Swindon

  • 01 Foderingham
  • 05 Devera
  • 15 Thompson Booked
  • 22 Ward
  • 10 Ritchie
  • 12 McCormack
  • 18 Miller (Ferry - 51' )
  • 26 Hollands Booked
  • 16 Williams Booked
  • 23 De Vita (Roberts - 46' )
  • 24 Martin (Collins - 60' )

Substitutes

  • 30 Bedwell
  • 04 Flint
  • 06 Navarro
  • 08 Ferry
  • 11 Roberts
  • 09 Collins
  • 28 Rooney

Portsmouth

  • 13 Eastwood
  • 02 Dumbuya
  • 03 Harley
  • 18 Ertl
  • 20 Michalik
  • 22 Webster
  • 06 Walker (Connolly - 64' )
  • 07 Williamson
  • 19 Russell
  • 23 Allan (Wallace - 71' )
  • 21 Harris (Mendez-Laing - 86' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Smith
  • 26 Mendez-Laing
  • 35 Wallace
  • 09 Connolly
Ref: Stephen Martin
Att: 11,381

Match Stats

Shots

15 10

On target

9 5

Corners

7 2

Fouls

9 13

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:23 Full time

Full Time The referee blows for the end of the match.

90:00 +2:53

Jed Wallace sends in a cross, Nathaniel Mendez-Laing produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the crossbar.

90:00 +1:59

James Collins delivers the ball, Mustapha Dumbuya gets a block in. Short corner worked by Simon Ferry.

89:30

Jon Harley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Darren Ward. Free kick taken by Wes Foderingham.

87:42

Alan McCormack delivers the ball, clearance by Adam Webster.

85:02 Substitution

Substitution Nathaniel Mendez-Laing joins the action as a substitute, replacing Ashley Harris.

84:46

Effort from deep inside the area by Gary Roberts misses to the left of the target.

82:07

Assist on the goal came from Alan McCormack.

82:07 Goal scored

Goal! - James Collins - Swindon 5 - 0 Portsmouth James Collins finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Swindon 5-0 Portsmouth.

82:05

Alan McCormack sends in a cross,

81:38

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lubomir Michalik on Andy Williams. Direct free kick taken by Alan McCormack.

77:12

Shot from long range by Alan McCormack misses to the right of the goal.

76:14

Matt Ritchie fouled by Jon Harley, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed by Matt Ritchie, Adam Webster makes a clearance.

75:35

Effort from the edge of the area by Lee Williamson goes wide of the right-hand post.

74:48

The ball is sent over by Jon Harley, Darren Ward makes a clearance.

72:29

Matt Ritchie provided the assist for the goal.

72:29 Goal scored

Goal! - James Collins - Swindon 4 - 0 Portsmouth James Collins fires in a goal from inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Swindon 4-0 Portsmouth.

72:21

The ball is sent over by Matt Ritchie,

70:24

Indirect free kick taken by Simon Eastwood.

70:24 Substitution

Substitution Jed Wallace is brought on as a substitute for Scott Allan.

70:24

James Collins is caught offside.

68:49

The assist for the goal came from James Collins.

68:49 Goal scored

Goal! - Danny Hollands - Swindon 3 - 0 Portsmouth A goal is scored by Danny Hollands from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Swindon 3-0 Portsmouth.

68:22

James Collins produces a cross,

67:16

A cross is delivered by Gary Roberts, James Collins takes a shot.

65:56

Danny Hollands takes a shot.

65:27

Assist by Danny Hollands.

65:27 Goal scored

Goal! - James Collins - Swindon 2 - 0 Portsmouth James Collins finds the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Swindon 2-0 Portsmouth.

63:39

Mustapha Dumbuya takes the free kick.

63:39 Substitution

Substitution David Connolly joins the action as a substitute, replacing Liam Walker.

63:39

Unfair challenge on Scott Allan by Alan McCormack results in a free kick.

62:33

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alan McCormack by Lee Williamson. Wes Foderingham restarts play with the free kick.

60:26

Assist by Matt Ritchie.

60:26 Goal scored

Goal! - James Collins - Swindon 1 - 0 Portsmouth James Collins scores a headed goal from close in. Swindon 1-0 Portsmouth.

60:05

Inswinging corner taken by Matt Ritchie from the right by-line,

59:10 Substitution

Substitution (Swindon) makes a substitution, with James Collins coming on for Chris Martin.

57:20

Matt Ritchie challenges Darel Russell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Simon Eastwood.

56:48

Darel Russell concedes a free kick for a foul on Simon Ferry. Direct free kick taken by Wes Foderingham.

54:58

Free kick taken by Simon Eastwood.

54:58 Booking

Booking Danny Hollands goes into the referee's book.

54:44

Danny Hollands gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Liam Walker.

53:28

Lubomir Michalik gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danny Hollands. Simon Ferry crosses the ball in from the free kick, save made by Simon Eastwood.

52:26

Mustapha Dumbuya challenges Matt Ritchie unfairly and gives away a free kick. Simon Ferry crosses the ball in from the free kick, Adam Webster makes a clearance.

51:21

Chris Martin challenges Adam Webster unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Adam Webster.

50:31 Substitution

Substitution Simon Ferry on for Tommy Miller.

50:31

Centre by Alan McCormack.

48:59

Lee Williamson produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.

48:59 Booking

Booking Nathan Thompson goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.

48:45

Nathan Thompson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Darel Russell.

45:01

The second half kicks off.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Gary Roberts replaces Raffaele De Vita.

45:00 +0:56 Half time

Half Time The players leave the pitch at half time.

45:00 +0:27

Unfair challenge on Johnny Ertl by Tommy Miller results in a free kick. Jon Harley restarts play with the free kick.

44:46

Centre by Nathan Thompson, Johnny Ertl manages to make a clearance.

42:54

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lubomir Michalik on Chris Martin. Alan McCormack crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance made by Johnny Ertl.

42:20

Ashley Harris takes a shot. Wes Foderingham makes a comfortable save.

41:05

Corner taken by Matt Ritchie, save made by Simon Eastwood.

39:34

The assistant referee signals for offside against Chris Martin. Simon Eastwood restarts play with the free kick.

37:51

Liam Walker produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty area that goes harmlessly over the target.

36:22

Darel Russell takes a shot. Clearance by Joe Devera. Darel Russell takes a shot. Save by Wes Foderingham. Corner taken by Liam Walker, Andy Williams manages to make a clearance.

35:38

Effort on goal by Mustapha Dumbuya from inside the box misses to the right of the target.

33:35

The referee penalises Lee Williamson for handball. Free kick taken by Alan McCormack.

31:18

Foul by Adam Webster on Chris Martin, free kick awarded. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Matt Ritchie from right channel, clearance made by Johnny Ertl. Raffaele De Vita takes the outswinging corner, save by Simon Eastwood.

30:08

Liam Walker delivers the ball, Darel Russell takes a shot. Save by Wes Foderingham.

26:20

Unfair challenge on Matt Ritchie by Jon Harley results in a free kick. Joe Devera restarts play with the free kick.

25:24

Centre by Nathan Thompson, Andy Williams takes a shot. Save by Simon Eastwood.

24:16

Andy Williams has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.

22:24

Direct free kick taken by Simon Eastwood. Foul by Lubomir Michalik on Andy Williams, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Alan McCormack.

22:24 Booking

Booking Andy Williams is shown a yellow card.

22:18

Andy Williams challenges Simon Eastwood unfairly and gives away a free kick.

19:53

A cross is delivered by Matt Ritchie, Chris Martin has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.

19:04

Foul by Johnny Ertl on Matt Ritchie, free kick awarded. Matt Ritchie takes the free kick.

17:53

The ball is swung over by Mustapha Dumbuya, Wes Foderingham makes a save. Liam Walker takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, Danny Hollands manages to make a clearance.

15:46

Andy Williams takes a shot. Comfortable save by Simon Eastwood.

15:01

Scott Allan takes a shot. Wes Foderingham makes a comfortable save.

14:32

The referee penalises Andy Williams for handball. Free kick taken by Simon Eastwood.

13:45

Ashley Harris is caught offside. Wes Foderingham takes the free kick.

11:48

Unfair challenge on Ashley Harris by Alan McCormack results in a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Liam Walker from right channel, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matt Ritchie by Lubomir Michalik. Wes Foderingham takes the free kick.

10:49

Chris Martin takes a shot. Save made by Simon Eastwood.

9:17

The ball is delivered by Ashley Harris, Darren Ward makes a clearance. A cross is delivered by Liam Walker.

4:53

Andy Williams takes a shot. Save by Simon Eastwood. Corner taken by Matt Ritchie from the right by-line, clearance by Lubomir Michalik. Corner taken by Raffaele De Vita.

4:14

Unfair challenge on Scott Allan by Alan McCormack results in a free kick. Lubomir Michalik restarts play with the free kick.

3:42

Corner from the right by-line taken by Raffaele De Vita, save made by Simon Eastwood.

2:03

A cross is delivered by Matt Ritchie, Adam Webster manages to make a clearance.

0:38

The ball is delivered by Raffaele De Vita, Simon Eastwood makes a save.

0:00

The referee gets the game underway.

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