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2017/18 English FA Cup, Round 1
  • Richard Sho Silva (83')
  • Timi Max Elsnik (12', 26')
  • Harry Smith (23')
  • Amine Linganzi (47')
  • Paul Mullin (50')

Timi Elsnik at the double as Swindon put five past Dartford

Timi Elsnik scored twice as Swindon reached the second round of the FA Cup for the first time in six years following a 5-1 thrashing of National League South leaders Dartford.
The Robins took 12 minutes to take the lead, as Amine Linganzi's low cross was pushed out by Dartford goalkeeper Deren Ibrahim to Elsnik, who lashed into the roof of the net.
The tie was then effectively wrapped up by the time half an hour was played, as Harry Smith lashed in a superb shot to double Swindon's lead before Elsnik headed his second from Matt Taylor's cross.
It became a rout in the early stages of the second half, with Linganzi's superb half-volley into the top corner being swiftly followed by Paul Mullin poking in Ben Purkiss' cross from close range.
Dartford did manage a late consolation when Richard Sho-Silva followed up after Tom Murphy's shot struck the inside of the post.