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.
- 8WilliamsSubstituted forDarcyat 77′minutes
- 23khanBooked at 71mins
- 3IandoloSubstituted forLavinierat 62′minutes
- 24WakelingSubstituted forJephcottat 76′minutes
- 11AustinSubstituted forKanuat 76′minutes
- 19Hepburn-MurphySubstituted forshadesat 67′minutes
- 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
- Sam Purkiss
Match ends, Swindon Town 5, Grimsby Town 0.
Second Half ends, Swindon Town 5, Grimsby Town 0.
Corner, Swindon Town. Courtesy of Andy Smith.
Attempt blocked. Tyrese Shade (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ronan Darcy.
Attempt saved. Abu Kanu (Swindon Town) left footed shot from the center of the box is saved in the center of the goal. Assisted by Remeao Hutton.
Angus MacDonald (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Danilo Orsi (Grimsby Town).
Foul by Remeao Hutton (Swindon Town).
Anthony Driscoll-Glennon (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt saved. Marcel Lavinier (Swindon Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Frazer Blake-Tracy.
Ciaran Brennan (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Niall Maher (Grimsby Town).
Goal! Swindon Town 5, Grimsby Town 0. Saidou Khan (Swindon Town) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left to the high center of the goal.
Offside, Swindon Town. Solomon Brynn tries a through ball, but Abu Kanu is caught offside.
Attempt missed. Remeao Hutton (Swindon Town) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Saidou Khan.
Substitution, Grimsby Town. Danilo Orsi replaces Mikey O’Neill.
Foul by Abu Kanu (Swindon Town).
Michee Efete (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Abu Kanu (Swindon Town).
Gavan Holohan (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.