SWINDON Town suffered relegation to League Two following a 5-0 hammering away at Milton Keynes Dons on Saturday.

Will Grigg struck four goals for the Buckinghamshire outfit while Scott Fraser rolled home a penalty to complete the scoring at Stadium:MK.

Town offered almost nothing in terms of attack and will complete their League One season with a home game against Ipswich Town on Saturday before a final day trip to Wigan Athletic seven days later.

Town followed Bristol Rovers into the EFL’s bottom division after the Gas were also relegated on Saturday.

Caretaker boss Tommy Wright made one change from Tuesday’s 3-1 win over Portsmouth in the shape former MK Dons defender, Mathieu Baudry. Baudry's first game since the reverse fixture at the end of 2020 came at the expense of midfielder Christopher Missilou.

MK dominated the opening exchanges and went close to scoring via a couple of lovely crosses into the area, one from each wing. First, Fraser narrowly missed Grigg with his delivery from the right before Matt O’Riley crossed over the head of Fraser from the left.

The hosts did not have to wait long for the opening goal of the game though, and it came about in simple fashion. A long ball forward found Fraser down the left side of the box, and after squeezing his cross past Baudry, Grigg nipped in front of Jonathan Grounds to nod into the net.

Martin’s men continued to see the majority of the ball, and following a failed penalty shout for a foul by Grounds on Ethan Laird, MK were the beneficiaries of a spot-kick in the 26th minute.

A cross from the left was not dealt with, and MK kept it alive before centre-back Zak Jules volleyed goalwards. A Town defender did an excellent impression of a block at the net in volleyball, and Scott Oldham pointed straight to the spot.

Fraser jogged up before rolling his left-footed effort back across him and into the net as Camp dived away to his right.

The incident spelt the end of Baudry’s afternoon as he was promptly replaced by Tom Broadbent in the aftermath.

The second goal signalled a turn in the game as the hosts took their foot off the gas and allowed Town an opportunity or two to attack. But in a game where Swindon had to take any half-chance they got, Tyler Smith wasted a golden one.

Scott Twine hooked a ball over the top for Jordon Garrick to run onto, and the first-time cross was nicely dummied by Brett Pitman at the near post. Smith had time and space to settle himself 10 yards out, but he somehow missed the target by ballooning his chance over the bar.

And moments after a Twine free-kick curled narrowly wide from 25 yards out, MK made the game safe in first-half injury time.

An overhit corner was kept alive well, and when the ball pinged around the penalty area, Grigg was on hand to turn it home from close range.

The Dons striker completed his hat-trick immediately after the interval following some lovely, flowing football. MK zipped the ball around three or four players down the left before Fraser crossed for Grigg to slide in and tap home.

And just two minutes after scoring his third, the striker that Town were rumoured to be after in multiple transfer windows prior added a personal fourth and his team’s fifth. A low cross in from the left saw Grigg hang back slightly and side-foot home from the penalty spot.

MK had multiple good chances to add further goals in the final 20 minutes or so, with Anthony Grant clearing off the line from the influential Fraser.

The same player then set up another good chance for Andrew Surman to add a sixth, but the latter wasted his opportunity, skying over from the penalty spot following another cut-back.

Town offered nothing else going forward for the remainder and almost conceded a sixth late on, if not for a superb save by Lee Camp. O'Riley's in-swinging corner was powered goalwards by Jules, but Camp stuck up a right hand to tip it onto the bar and away.

MK starting XI: Fisher, Lewington (c), Jules, Darling, Kasumu, Grigg, Fraser, Laird, Surman, O'Riley, Sorinola.

SUBS: Nicholls, McEachran, Brown, Sorensen, Mason, Houghton, Bird.

STFC starting XI: Camp, Grounds, Baudry, Pitman (c), Smith, Twine, Garrick, Payne, Palmer, Thompson, A Grant.

SUBS: Matthews, J Grant, Curran, Missilou, Omotoye, Broadbent, Hope.