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Match Report: Swindon Town 5-0 Walsall

22 February 2022

Walsall had a night to forget as they suffered a heavy defeat against Swindon Town.

After a well contested first 20 minutes, the Robins took control and found themselves two goals to the good at half time with goals from Louie Barry and Ricky Aguiar. 

In the second half, Aguiar and Barry added further goals before substitute Jonny Williams rounded it off for Swindon. 

Following Saturday’s victory over Forest Green Rovers, Michael Flynn named an unchanged side. 

Joss Labadie was available after serving a two match ban and took up a place on the substitutes bench. 

Both sides had a couple of early openings in a lively opening 10 minutes. 

Joe Tomlinson tried his luck from distance but his low strike was straight at Carl Rushworth. A minute later, Tyrese Shade curled in a shot that was pushed away well by Jojo Wollacott. 

Shade looked dangerous on the left and played a wicked ball across the box but a deflection took it away from Conor Wilkinson who couldn’t quite get his toe to it. 

Both sides carried a threat in the first half and Swindon came close when Harry McKirdy was found after he made a clever run through the middle but he blazed his shot over the bar from close range on 31 minutes. 

The hosts opened the scoring four minutes later though when Louie Barry was played in by Josh Davison and he worked the ball onto his left foot and rifled it into the top corner. 

Ben Garner’s side doubled their lead on the stroke of half time when Davison teed up Aguiar who swept the ball into the back of the net. 

Flynn made a double change five minutes after the restart when he introduced Labadie and Devante Rodney in place of Donervon Daniels and George Miller. 

Swindon continued to look dangerous and added a third on 56 minutes when McKirdy cut the ball back to Aguiar who powered the ball home to put the game beyond the Saddlers. 

It got worse for Walsall when Barry ran through on goal after Rollin Menayese hesitated before he calmly slotted the ball past Rushworth.

Swindon added a fifth when a shot was blocked and fell kindly to substitute Jonny Williams who applied the simple finish to round off the scoring for the night. 


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