Barnet 0-2 Swindon

Swindon Town extended their lead at the top of the League Two table to five points with victory at Barnet.

The visitors scored twice inside the first half-hour as Barnet slipped to their 21st defeat of the season.

Luke Rooney set up Ronan Murray inside the penalty area for the opening goal for Swindon.

Oliver Risser then made amends for his Wembley own-goal in the with a tap-in from James McEveley's free-kick.

Barnet had their chances and Andy Yiadom blazed over from seven yards, while Izale McLeod hesitated in front of goal to allow Wes Foderingham time to smoother the ball.

Swindon are now eight points clear of fourth-placed Shrewsbury, while Barnet remain three points clear of the relegation zone.

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Swindon Town manager Paolo di Canio told BBC Wiltshire:

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Di Canio praises Risser resolve

"That was a massive win and a very important three points. It wasn't easy to come here as they are desperate for points.

"The lads have proved they are a fantastic group. I'm very happy because that's what it means to be a winning group.

"I'm happy for Ronan (Murray) and his goal proves he is a very important and talented young player.

"Once again I believed in him and I sent him on the field and he paid back with a good goal."

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