SWINDON TOWN coasted to one of their most comfortable wins of the season against poor Grimsby this afternoon, recording a fine 0-3 victory.

Eoin Doyle added to his remarkable tally with 10 minutes on the clock before Jerry Yates scored a goal either side of half time to confirm Swindon’s win and keep them top of the division’s table with 20 rounds of fixtures completed.

The victory was Swindon’s sixth Football League win on the spin – a run of such proportions hasn’t been achieved since Paolo Di Canio was in charge in the winter of 2012.

Richie Wellens made no changes to his side that defeated Mansfield Town by a goal at the County Ground a fortnight ago.

Winger Lloyd Isgrove returned to the matchday squad, though, after missing the last six weeks because of a knee injury.

Unstoppable on-loan forward Eoin Doyle had the ball in the back of the net with only 10 minutes played.

In truth, the goal occurred following a catalogue of defensive blunders by the hosts. Left back Gibson was caught napping when Caddis’ throw in comfortably met Woolery’s stronger foot.

Woolery proceeded to pick out Doughty at the far post, his looping cross was nodded home in rather unspectacular – but clinical – fashion by Doyle.

Little happened in the 14 minutes between Swindon’s opener and their second goal.

But the clinical visitors doubled their lead when Yates, under minimal pressure from a shaken home defence, watched his deflected effort from the edge of the D dribble into McKeown’s goal.

Yates attempted to notch a second on the half-hour mark after a period of sustained pressure inside the hosts’ defensive third concluded with Lyden winning a free kick.

Doughty rolled the ball in Yates’ direction, but his shot whistled over McKeown’s crossbar.

Grimsby turned lacklustre at this point – they lacked confidence defensively, midfield passes were often astray and their attacking threat was non-existent.

They were fortunate to not concede a third with 37 minutes on the clock. After Woolery picked up possession in acres of space on the right, Doyle fortuitously watched the ball fall to his feet after the former’s shot was deflected.

A scrambling McKeown did well to fist Doyle’s effort wide. Though the Mariners threatened at the end of the half from a corner – which evaded everyone – Town entered the tunnel more than satisfied with their work.

Grimsby were in fact so poor that interim boss Anthony Limbrick made two half-time changes. Robson and Rose came on to replace Whitehouse and Green.

Changes made little impact to the Mariners’ threat, only seven second half minutes had passed before Swindon made it three.

Yates played an excellent one-two with Doughty to cut three home defenders in half before a shot from the left was rifled into the far post side netting.

The 23-year-old could’ve grabbed a hat-trick on the hour mark. After shooting inside the hosts’ penalty area, Yates’ on target shot was flicked wide of danger.

Ironic cheers were voiced by the scattering of home fans when Vernam and Rose registered tame shots on target that were taken from outside of the penalty area.

Though the game’s points had been comfortably wrapped up, emotions reached a high when Wright’s poor challenge on Grant with 15 minutes remaining prompted handbags between several players in the visitors’ technical area.

Of the game’s highlights, that moment proved to be the last. Wellens made a trio of late changes to get some minutes into the legs of Jaiyesimi, Rose and Curran.

But otherwise the 319 travelling fans returned to Wiltshire more than pleased with what they witnessed.

Grimsby Town: McKeown, Hewitt, Davis, Waterfall, Gibson, Hessenthaler, Whitehouse (Robson, 45’), Clifton, Vernam (Wright, 65’), Hanson, Green (Rose, 45’).

Swindon Town: Benda, Caddis, Baudry, Fryers, Hunt, Grant, Lyden (Rose, 89’), Doughty, Woolery, Yates (Curran, 90’), Doyle (Jaiyesimi, 84’).