Swindon Town 5-0 Grimsby Town

Charlie Austin scoring his first goal for Swindon for 12 years
Swindon re-signed Charlie Austin as a free agent on 30 December

Charlie Austin scored on his return for Swindon as the Robins climbed back into the play-off places with a thumping 5-0 win over 10-man Grimsby at the County Ground.

Austin opened the scoring after 25 minutes when Remeao Hutton swung in a cross and the 33-year-old got above his marker to power home a header.

The forward’s goal came 12 years after he last netted for Swindon, having gone on to play for Burnley, QPR, Southampton and West Brom before returning to the Robins after a spell in Australia with Brisbane Roar.

Grimsby were then reduced to 10 men after 34 minutes as Danny Amos saw red for chopping down Jacob Wakeling on the edge of the area.

Swindon had a second after 62 minutes as Hutton floated a ball to the back post for Marcel Lavinier, who volleyed it in with his first touch since coming on.

Rushian Hepburn-Murphy’s shot proved too hot to handle for Max Crocombe three minutes later and Jonny Williams was on hand to put home the third.

It was four 13 minutes from time as Tyrese Shade found space and ran across the field before teeing up Ronan Darcy with a perfectly-weighted pass and the midfielder finished smartly across the goalkeeper.

Saidou Khan made it five late on as he fired a shot into the roof of the net from close range.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Swindon

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Brynn
  • 2Hutton
  • 21MacDonalds
  • 34Brennan
  • 20Blake-Tracy
  • 8WilliamsSubstituted forDarcyat 77′minutes
  • 23khanBooked at 71mins
  • 3IandoloSubstituted forLavinierat 62′minutes
  • 24WakelingSubstituted forJephcottat 76′minutes
  • 11AustinSubstituted forKanuat 76′minutes
  • 19Hepburn-MurphySubstituted forshadesat 67′minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Darcy
  • 15Jephcott
  • 22Lavinier
  • 28shades
  • 35Dworzak
  • 38Kanu
  • 41copland

Grimsby

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Crocombe
  • 2Ephete
  • 26Smith
  • 31Maher
  • 22AmosBooked at 34mins
  • 15CliftonBooked at 59mins
  • 4GreenSubstituted forMorrisat 77′minutes
  • 8HolohanBooked at 74mins
  • 11khanSubstituted forDriscoll-Glennonat 36′minutes
  • 10McAteeSubstituted forHuntat 77′minutes
  • 18O’NeillSubstituted forBearsat 84′minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Driscoll-Glennon
  • 5pearson
  • 14Wearne
  • 16Hunt
  • 17Morris
  • 20Bears
  • 27Kiernan

Referees:
Sam Purkiss

Attendance:
11.053

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