January 19, 2013
Robins tame Shrews
Chris Martin scored his first goal for Swindon as Paolo Di Canio's team recorded their fourth successive home win with a 2-0 victory over Shrewsbury.
Di Canio led an army of volunteers to clear the County Ground pitch of snow and was rewarded with a comfortable win, which might have been greater but for some important saves by Shrews goalkeeper Chris Weale.
Martin, on loan from Norwich, got on the scoresheet in the 49th minute after a lifeless first half of few opportunities at either end.
His goal came from the penalty spot after Andy Williams had been fouled by Connor Goldson, sending Weale the wrong way with his kick.
Williams got Swindon's second four minutes later after Matt Ritchie's cross had been played into his path by Gary Roberts.
Shrewsbury should have pulled a goal back in the 83rd minute after Alan McCormack had fouled Jon Taylor but Matt Richards' penalty was saved by Wes Foderingham.
Weale saved from Danny Hollands and Ritchie and near the end Darren Ward struck a Shrewsbury post.
|Swindon Town||Shrewsbury Town|
|1 Wesley Foderingham||1 Chris Weale|
|22 Darren Ward||5 Darren Jones|
|15 Nathan Thompson||3 Joe Jacobson|
|4 Aden Flint||2 Jermaine Grandison|
|12 Alan McCormack||18 Connor Goldson|
|11 Gary Roberts||11 John Taylor|
|8 Simon Ferry||8 Matthew Richards|
|26 Danny Hollands||4 Luke Summerfield|
|10 Matt Ritchie||19 David McAllister|
|16 Andrew Williams||10 Marvin Morgan|
|24 Chris Martin||9 Tom Bradshaw|
|30 Leigh Bedwell||Joe Anyon 25|
|3 James McEveley||Yado Mambo 23|
|6 Alan Navarro||Cameron Gayle 30|
|18 Tommy Miller||Paul Parry 17|
|9 James Collins||Robert Purdie 6|
|28 Adam Rooney||Stephen McGinn 15|
|23 Raffaele De Vita||Luke Rodgers 29|
|Tommy Miller for Danny Hollands (45)||Yado Mambo for Jermaine Grandison (46)|
|James Collins for Chris Martin (74)||Stephen McGinn for Tom Bradshaw (62)|
|James McEveley for Alan McCormack (85)||Luke Rodgers for Luke Summerfield (70)|
|Matt Ritchie (55)||David McAllister (15)|
|John Taylor (61)|
|· Squads: Swindon Town | Shrewsbury Town|