Swindon's impressive home record continued when Dany N'Guessan's penalty condemned Tranmere to a fourth straight league defeat.

N'Guessan slotted home from the spot when Alex Pritchard was brought down by Tom Hateley after half an hour.

Rovers soon responded and almost levelled when Liam Ridehalgh's drive was well saved by Wes Foderingham.

The hosts looked likely to double their lead, but a fingertip save from Owain Fon Williams denied Massimo Luongo.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Swindon Town manager Mark Cooper told BBC Wiltshire:

"We have to get used to the fact that teams are going to put everybody behind the ball to start the game with.

I thought we totally dominated the first 45 minutes. If you don't get that second goal it becomes tense but we had chances to kill the game off.

I asked the players for a clean sheet before the game, I said to them if they get a clean sheet today they win the game.

Over the course of the season you get games when you can't play at the top of your game but it's important you win the game."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (5)

Swindon Town

  • 01 Foderingham
  • 05 Hall
  • 14 McEveley
  • 02 Thompson Booked
  • 22 Ward
  • 03 Byrne (Ajose - 84' )
  • 11 Pritchard
  • 04 Luongo
  • 15 Kasim
  • 12 N'Guessan (El-Gabbas - 79' )
  • 09 Ranger

Substitutes

  • 25 Belford
  • 19 Thompson
  • 23 Barthram
  • 33 Ajose
  • 29 Branco
  • 24 Cox
  • 34 El-Gabbas

Tranmere Rovers

  • 01 Williams
  • 02 Holmes
  • 20 McNulty
  • 04 Taylor
  • 05 Goodison
  • 23 Ridehalgh (Bell-Baggie - 87' )
  • 14 Atkinson
  • 09 Lowe Booked
  • 06 Hateley (Rowe - 81' )
  • 17 Power
  • 19 Sodje (Stockton - 73' )

Substitutes

  • 16 Stockton
  • 11 Bell-Baggie
  • 24 Morris
  • 07 Thompson
  • 12 Rowe
  • 13 Ramsbottom
Ref: Charles Breakspear
Att: 7,889

Match Stats

Shots

11 4

On target

5 1

Corners

5 3

Fouls

16 9

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Swindon Town 1, Tranmere Rovers 0.

90:00 +3:08 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Swindon Town 1, Tranmere Rovers 0.

90:00 +2:20

Foul by Darren Ward (Swindon Town).

90:00 +2:20

Cole Stockton (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +1:13

Foul by Mohammed El-Gabbas (Swindon Town).

90:00 +1:13

Max Power (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +0:18

Nathan Thompson (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +0:18

Foul by James Rowe (Tranmere Rovers).

89:10 Booking

Booking Nathan Thompson (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card.

89:00

Abdulai Bell-Baggie (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

88:57

Foul by Nathan Thompson (Swindon Town).

87:14

Foul by Mohammed El-Gabbas (Swindon Town).

87:14

Cole Stockton (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

86:45 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Abdulai Bell-Baggie replaces Liam Ridehalgh.

86:22

Foul by James McEveley (Swindon Town).

86:22

Ian Goodison (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

85:54

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Owain Williams.

85:41

Attempt saved. Massimo Luongo (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

84:24 Booking

Booking Ryan Lowe (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

84:09

Ryan Lowe (Tranmere Rovers) has gone down, but that's a dive.

83:31 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Swindon Town. Nicholas Ajose replaces Nathan Byrne.

83:14

Foul by Nathan Byrne (Swindon Town).

83:14

Ash Taylor (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

82:24

Attempt missed. Alex Pritchard (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

80:40 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. James Rowe replaces Tom Hateley.

78:41 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Swindon Town. Mohammed El-Gabbas replaces Dany N'Guessan.

77:27

Nathan Byrne (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

77:27

Foul by Danny Holmes (Tranmere Rovers).

75:15

Attempt blocked. Nile Ranger (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

73:54

Attempt missed. Ryan Lowe (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

73:31

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by James McEveley.

72:24 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Cole Stockton replaces Akpo Sodje.

72:03

Foul by Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town).

72:03

Ryan Lowe (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

70:17

Foul by Nathan Thompson (Swindon Town).

70:17

Liam Ridehalgh (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

69:10

Alex Pritchard (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

69:10

Foul by Liam Ridehalgh (Tranmere Rovers).

66:48

Attempt saved. Dany N'Guessan (Swindon Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

65:24

Attempt missed. Alex Pritchard (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

60:09

Foul by Dany N'Guessan (Swindon Town).

60:09

Jimmy McNulty (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

59:23

Grant Hall (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

59:23

Foul by Akpo Sodje (Tranmere Rovers).

58:58

Attempt saved. Nathan Byrne (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

55:47

Dany N'Guessan (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

55:47

Foul by Jimmy McNulty (Tranmere Rovers).

52:09

Foul by Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town).

52:09

Ryan Lowe (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

49:15

Alex Pritchard (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

49:15

Foul by Ryan Lowe (Tranmere Rovers).

48:15

Hand ball by Nathan Byrne (Swindon Town).

45:41

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Wes Foderingham.

45:00

Second Half begins Swindon Town 1, Tranmere Rovers 0.

45:00 +2:01 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Swindon Town 1, Tranmere Rovers 0.

42:28

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Wes Foderingham.

42:07

Attempt saved. Liam Ridehalgh (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

39:11

Foul by Dany N'Guessan (Swindon Town).

39:11

Ian Goodison (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

38:44

Attempt missed. Chris Atkinson (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

38:07

Foul by Alex Pritchard (Swindon Town).

38:07

Max Power (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

36:43

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Danny Holmes.

36:04

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Danny Holmes.

31:03

Foul by Nile Ranger (Swindon Town).

31:03

Ash Taylor (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

28:38 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Swindon Town 1, Tranmere Rovers 0. Dany N'Guessan (Swindon Town) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

28:00

Penalty Swindon Town. Alex Pritchard draws a foul in the penalty area.

27:51

Penalty conceded by Tom Hateley (Tranmere Rovers) after a foul in the penalty area.

27:06

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

27:05

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

25:40

Delay in match Chris Atkinson (Tranmere Rovers) because of an injury.

23:15

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Danny Holmes.

22:09

Attempt missed. Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

20:37

Foul by Nile Ranger (Swindon Town).

20:37

Ash Taylor (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

19:08

Attempt saved. James McEveley (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

17:51

Attempt missed. Nile Ranger (Swindon Town) header from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses to the left.

15:27

Attempt missed. Chris Atkinson (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

14:36

Attempt missed. Nathan Byrne (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

9:00

Tom Hateley (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

8:56

Foul by Alex Pritchard (Swindon Town).

7:21

Foul by Chris Atkinson (Tranmere Rovers).

7:21

Alex Pritchard (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

4:49

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Danny Holmes.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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