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Date added: 05 April 2008

Swindon Town 3 Oldham 0 

Coca-Cola League One
 
RESULT: Swindon Town 3 Oldham Athletic 0
 
Swindon scorers: L Peacock 49, S Cox 53 & 70
 
A second-half Simon Cox brace handed Swindon an emphatic victory over promotion chasing Oldham and in the process quashed any fears of relegation this season.

With Town searching for a vital three points Maurice Malpas elected to play the experienced Lee Peacock back in his old role as target-man alongside Simon Cox.
 
And the Robins' boss' tactics couldn't have worked any better.
Swindon v Oldham
At the double:
Simon Cox scores the
second goal of the match
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The former Reading hit-man should have ended his scoring drought as early as the fourth minute when he found himself one-on-one with Oldham keeper Mark Crossley, but he blazed wildly over from 15 yards.

This was the best chance of an uneventful first 45 minutes where neither team looked like troubling the scoreboard.

However, in typical Swindon fashion the second-half performance was a total transformation, as they took the game to the visitors.

Swindon v Oldham
Right place, right time:
Lee Peacock scores the first in three
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Lee Peacock was in the right place at the right time to nudge home Anthony McNamee's left wing cross, to give Swindon a much needed lead.

Town fans didn't have to wait long for the second as once again the impressive McNamee was the provider, his through ball was collected by Cox and the young striker turned his marker and fired past the helpless Crossley.

Much to the delight of the fans Swindon continued to press as they looked to kill the game off with a third goal.

Swindon v Oldham
All over for Oldham:
Cox fires the third goal past a helpless Crossley
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On 70 minutes the best passing move of the match gave Cox the opportunity to wrap things up with his second and Town's third of the game.

Some neat interchange passing between the two front men allowed Swindon's top scorer some space on the edge of the area and his well struck shot found the bottom corner.

The result was just what manager Maurice Malpas had in mind, and will go some way to easing the pressure he had been feeling earlier in the week.

With their League One status all but secured for next season, the remaining five games should see the introduction of some of the fringe players as Malpas begins his summer re-building plans.

The League One Table:
 
1 Swansea 41 36 82
2 Carlisle 41 23 78
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3 Doncaster4 22 1 73
4 Nottm Forest 41 27 69
5 Southend 41 13 68
6 Leeds 41 30 64
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7 Tranmere 42 8 62
8 Walsall 41 10 60
9 Brighton 41 7 60
10 Oldham 42 8 58
11 Northampton 42 2 58
12 Leyton Orient 42 -11 56
13 Hartlepool 42 0 53
14 Huddersfield 41 -17 53
15 Swindon 41 1 51
16 Yeovil 42 -17 49
17 Bristol Rovers 39 -3 48
18 Cheltenham 42 -19 48
19 Millwall 42 -16 46
20 Crewe 42 -19 44
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21 Gillingham 42 -27 44
22 Bournemouth 42 -14 38
23 Port Vale 42 -28 35
24 Luton 42 -15 33

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Doncaster (a)
Saturday 12 April 2008, 3.00pm
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Swindon Town FC v Oldham Athletic - 05/04/2008
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