Swindon 4-0 Barnet

Two goals from Matt Ritchie helped Swindon to their biggest victory of the season as they thrashed Barnet.

Raffaele De Vita put the Robins ahead, collecting a pass from Alan Connell and shooting powerfully past Dean Brill.

Ritchie grabbed his first when he pounced on a rebound after his first shot had hit the bar before Mehdi Kerrouche's header put Swindon 3-0 up.

Barnet's Mark Byrne had a shot pushed over by Phil Smith, but Ritchie completed the rout with a low finish.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Swindon Town manager Paolo di Canio told BBC Wiltshire:

Di Canio hails midfield pairing

"I didn't have any doubts about my team.

"To win 4-0 is a fantastic result but obviously we deserved it because we played very well today.

"Matt Ritchie is at different level - his delivery is a different class and the way he worked off the ball was crucial."

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (4)

Swindon

  • 26 Smith
  • 03 Kennedy
  • 05 Devera
  • 06 Comazzi Booked (Flint - 66' )
  • 07 Caddis
  • 08 Ferry
  • 10 Ritchie
  • 24 Smith (Abdulla - 77' )
  • 17 Connell
  • 23 De Vita (Magera - 56' )
  • 39 Kerrouche

Substitutes

  • 01 Lanzano
  • 04 Flint
  • 32 Abdulla
  • 28 Storey
  • 29 Magera

Barnet

  • 01 Brill
  • 05 Dennehy Booked
  • 15 Uddin
  • 21 Kamdjo Booked
  • 22 Leach Booked
  • 04 Hughes
  • 08 Byrne (Holmes - 64' )
  • 20 Marshall
  • 28 Fraser Booked
  • 09 Kabba
  • 23 McLeod

Substitutes

  • 18 O'Brien
  • 03 Parkes
  • 10 Deering
  • 11 Holmes
  • 24 Taylor
Ref: Phil Gibbs
Att: 7,279

Match Stats

Shots

14 5

On target

7 1

Corners

5 6

Fouls

13 14

Live Text Commentary

94:07 Full time

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

90:00 +3:11

Inswinging corner taken by Matt Ritchie.

90:00 +1:30

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Tommy Fraser, Mark Hughes has a header from inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.

90:00 +0:13

Callum Kennedy crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left channel, save by Dean Brill.

90:00 +0:13 Booking

Booking Daniel Leach is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

89:55

Daniel Leach challenges Paul Caddis unfairly and gives away a free kick.

89:03

Clovis Kamdjo concedes a free kick for a foul on Alan Connell. Phil Smith takes the direct free kick.

88:23 Booking

Booking Tommy Fraser booked for dissent.

87:51

Matt Ritchie concedes a free kick for a foul on Tommy Fraser. Dean Brill restarts play with the free kick.

86:05

Unfair challenge on Daniel Leach by Lukas Magera results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Tommy Fraser.

81:56

Corner taken right-footed by Mark Marshall.

79:54

Ahmed Abdulla fouled by Darren Dennehy, the ref awards a free kick. Paul Caddis takes the direct free kick.

78:26

Corner taken by Matt Ritchie, Anwar Uddin makes a clearance.

76:33

Corner taken right-footed by Mark Marshall to the near post, Callum Kennedy manages to make a clearance.

76:03 Substitution

Substitution Ahmed Abdulla comes on in place of Jonathan Smith.

73:41

Foul by Ricky Holmes on Simon Ferry, free kick awarded. Centre by Callum Kennedy, Header from close range by Aden Flint clears the bar.

69:02

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul Caddis by Tommy Fraser. Phil Smith restarts play with the free kick.

68:06

The assistant referee flags for offside against Clovis Kamdjo. Phil Smith takes the indirect free kick.

67:42

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Mark Marshall from the left by-line to the near post.

65:08 Substitution

Substitution (Swindon) makes a substitution, with Aden Flint coming on for Alberto Comazzi.

65:08

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lukas Magera on Daniel Leach. Daniel Leach takes the free kick.

64:05

Assist by Alberto Comazzi.

64:05 Goal scored

Goal! - Matt Ritchie - Swindon 4 - 0 Barnet Matt Ritchie scores a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Swindon 4-0 Barnet.

63:10 Substitution

Substitution Ricky Holmes is brought on as a substitute for Mark Byrne.

62:20

Paul Caddis takes a shot. Save by Dean Brill.

61:54

Corner taken right-footed by Mehdi Kerrouche from the left by-line, save by Dean Brill.

61:15

Corner taken by Matt Ritchie, Headed effort from inside the area by Joe Devera misses to the left of the target.

59:32

Callum Kennedy delivers the ball, Matt Ritchie has a header from close in and clears the crossbar.

59:32 Booking

Booking Clovis Kamdjo goes into the referee's book.

59:22

Free kick awarded for a foul by Clovis Kamdjo on Mehdi Kerrouche.

58:11

Free kick awarded for a foul by Clovis Kamdjo on Mehdi Kerrouche. Free kick taken by Callum Kennedy.

56:27

Free kick awarded for a foul by Tommy Fraser on Simon Ferry. Free kick taken by Paul Caddis.

55:35 Substitution

Substitution Raffaele De Vita leaves the field to be replaced by Lukas Magera.

53:25

Clovis Kamdjo takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the bar.

52:58

Raffaele De Vita concedes a free kick for a foul on Mark Hughes. Direct free kick taken by Tommy Fraser.

50:59

Mehdi Kerrouche is ruled offside. Darren Dennehy takes the indirect free kick.

49:12

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Izale McLeod by Alberto Comazzi. Direct free kick taken by Mark Byrne.

46:44

Unfair challenge on Mehdi Kerrouche by Mark Hughes results in a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Callum Kennedy from left channel, clearance by Darren Dennehy.

45:55

Corner taken right-footed by Mehdi Kerrouche to the near post, Mark Hughes manages to make a clearance.

45:01

The referee gets the second half underway.

45:00 +2:04

Assist by Matt Ritchie.

45:00 +2:04 Goal scored

Goal! - Mehdi Kerrouche - Swindon 3 - 0 Barnet Mehdi Kerrouche grabs a goal from inside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Swindon 3-0 Barnet.

45:00 +0:25

Izale McLeod fouled by Paul Caddis, the ref awards a free kick. Mark Marshall crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing.

42:42

Izale McLeod is ruled offside. Phil Smith takes the free kick.

41:52 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to end the first period.

40:08

Raffaele De Vita fouled by Clovis Kamdjo, the ref awards a free kick. Callum Kennedy restarts play with the free kick.

39:08

Close range headed effort by Mehdi Kerrouche goes wide of the left-hand post.

38:43

Simon Ferry fouled by Mark Byrne, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Callum Kennedy.

35:52

Free kick taken by Mark Byrne.

35:52 Booking

Booking Booking for Alberto Comazzi.

35:29

Free kick awarded for a foul by Alberto Comazzi on Steven Kabba.

34:44

Shot from outside the area by Callum Kennedy misses to the left of the goal.

34:21

Callum Kennedy takes the direct free kick.

34:21 Booking

Booking Darren Dennehy booked.

34:07

Darren Dennehy gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alan Connell.

28:32

Anwar Uddin concedes a free kick for a foul on Alan Connell. Matt Ritchie has an effort direct from the free kick, save by Dean Brill.

27:29

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Clovis Kamdjo by Raffaele De Vita. Free kick taken by Dean Brill.

25:08

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tommy Fraser by Simon Ferry. Free kick taken by Anwar Uddin.

21:53 Goal scored

Goal! - Matt Ritchie - Swindon 2 - 0 Barnet Matt Ritchie finds the back of the net with a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Swindon 2-0 Barnet.

21:22

Effort from outside the area by Matt Ritchie hits the post.

19:20

Simon Ferry challenges Mark Marshall unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed by Mark Byrne, clearance made by Jonathan Smith.

17:50

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mark Hughes by Raffaele De Vita. Direct free kick taken by Anwar Uddin.

16:26

Matt Ritchie takes a shot. Save by Dean Brill.

12:24

Jonathan Smith challenges Steven Kabba unfairly and gives away a free kick. Anwar Uddin restarts play with the free kick.

10:36

The assist for the goal came from Jonathan Smith.

10:36 Goal scored

Goal! - Raffaele De Vita - Swindon 1 - 0 Barnet Raffaele De Vita grabs a goal from just inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Swindon 1-0 Barnet.

9:28

Joe Devera fouled by Steven Kabba, the ref awards a free kick. Phil Smith restarts play with the free kick.

7:27

Shot from deep inside the area by Izale McLeod clears the bar.

6:16

Alan Connell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mark Hughes. Direct free kick taken by Anwar Uddin.

5:40

Shot by Jonathan Smith from outside the box goes over the net.

1:47

Corner taken by Mark Byrne from the right by-line played to the near post, Daniel Leach has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide right of the target.

0:59

Corner taken by Mark Byrne from the right by-line played to the near post.

0:47

Steven Kabba takes a shot. Save by Phil Smith.

0:00

The match has kicked off.

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