SWINDON Town finished their pre-season tour of Italy with two wins from two following a comprehensive 5-0 defeat of a Marche XI in Norcia today.

The lively Ritchie scored twice while trialist Etienne Esajas was also on the scoresheet as the Dutch winger impressed in his first match outing in a Town shirt.

It is difficult to say just how tough a test the opposition was in comparison to what Town will face this season, but to score 16 goals with none conceding is nevertheless pleasing.

Town return home tomorrow to prepare for next Tuesday’s friendly against Swindon Supermarine.

Clearly impressed by an 11 who combined to score six goals in 45 minutes at the weekend, Paolo Di Canio named an unchanged line-up for their second pre-season fixture.

The Marche XI were clearly a more competent outfit that Saturday’s opponents and it took Town a little longer to take full control of the match.

Still, they dominated possession and deservedly took the lead with just over quarter of an hour gone when Matt Ritchie received the ball outside the area and drove a dipping effort into the back of the net.

The Robins continued to press for a second, and it duly arrived midway through the half when they were awarded a free kick some 20 yards from goal and skipper Oliver Risser stepped up to a curl a shot beyond the dive of the keeper.

It could have been three soon after when Risser split the defence with an incisive pass, but Michael Timlin’s flicked effort was inches wide.

Di Canio made just two changes at the break with Aden Flint and Simon Ferry coming on for Joe Devera and Jonathan Smith.

Ritchie continued to look the most dangerous of Town’s players and he just failed to make the right connection to a deep cross when six yards from goal.

Soon after, trialist Esajas was handed his first run out for Town, coming on for Timlin just after hour.

And he made an almost immediate impression when he raced on to a clever pass from substitute Billy Bodin to rifle an unstoppable shot into the back of the net.

The former Sheffield Wednesday winger continued to look lively and he wrong-footed a defender inside the area before lofting a cross for Ritchie, but the midfielder planted a header on the roof of the net.

But Ritchie was not to be denied his second of the game soon after when he swept a low shot from the back of the net after good work from Esajas.

Bodin then got his third of pre-season with a clinical finish after battling his way past a defender to round off the victory.