Two first-half goals helped Swindon Town to a third successive win to leave Notts County floundering in the League One bottom four.

Nile Ranger put the Robins ahead on 11 minutes, firing Alex Pritchard's cross high into the net from close range.

Mustapha Dumbuya then brought down Nathan Byrne in the box to allow Dany N'Guessan the chance to slot home a 28th-minute penalty.

Ranger's strike was his fourth goal of the season - but his first in a month.

N'Guessan is now the Robins' sole top scorer with five for the campaign.

Notts striker Danny Haynes thought he had reduced the deficit 13 minutes before half time when his effort was ruled out for offside.

Haynes then blazed a late penalty over the bar following Yaser Kasim's foul on Callum McGregor.

But Swindon had gone even closer to a third goal early in the second half when Byrne fired against a post after following up Pritchard's free-kick.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Swindon Town manager Mark Cooper told BBC Wiltshire:

"Two-nil is a horrible scoreline. It was very, very risky.

"If they score it becomes an interesting game and I just felt that we had so many chances to kill the game.

"It made us have a nervous spell in the second half.

"But we played very well again. Football-wise, we were controlled and passed the ball very well, and with a purpose."

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (6)

Swindon Town

  • 01 Foderingham
  • 02 Thompson (Barthram - 45' )
  • 14 McEveley Booked
  • 04 Luongo
  • 05 Hall
  • 22 Ward
  • 03 Byrne
  • 11 Pritchard (Mason - 77' )
  • 09 Ranger
  • 15 Kasim Booked
  • 12 N'Guessan (El-Gabbas - 70' )

Substitutes

  • 08 Mason
  • 19 Thompson
  • 23 Barthram
  • 25 Belford
  • 29 Branco
  • 33 Ajose
  • 34 El-Gabbas

Notts County

  • 01 Bialkowski
  • 02 Dumbuya
  • 03 Sheehan
  • 22 Fotheringham
  • 04 Liddle
  • 06 Leacock (Smith - 45' )
  • 16 Labadie Booked (Haber - 45' )
  • 28 Boucaud Booked
  • 10 Haynes
  • 08 McGregor
  • 14 Coombes Booked (Bell - 61' )

Substitutes

  • 05 Smith
  • 11 Bell
  • 12 Haber
  • 15 Arquin
  • 20 Campbell-Ryce
  • 21 Thompson
  • 23 Speiss
Ref: Darren Deadman
Att: 8,188

Match Stats

Shots

16 5

On target

7 2

Corners

8 5

Fouls

10 11

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Swindon Town 2, Notts County 0.

90:00 +3:11 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Swindon Town 2, Notts County 0.

90:00 +2:35

Foul by Massimo Luongo (Swindon Town).

90:00 +2:35

Daniel Haynes (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +0:48

Attempt missed. Ryan Mason (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

90:00 +0:22 Booking

Booking Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card.

90:00 +0:04

Nathan Byrne (Swindon Town) hits the left post with a left footed shot from the left side of the box.

89:06

Attempt saved. Mark Fotheringham (Notts County) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

88:50

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Yaser Kasim.

87:22

Attempt missed. Ryan Mason (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

86:00

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

85:56

Foul by Marcus Haber (Notts County).

83:57

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Bartosz Bialkowski.

83:46

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

79:37

Attempt missed. Ryan Mason (Swindon Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high.

78:09

Attempt missed. Callum McGregor (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

76:34 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Swindon Town. Ryan Mason replaces Alex Pritchard.

73:49

Attempt missed. Mohammed El-Gabbas (Swindon Town) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

73:01

Penalty missed! Bad penalty by Daniel Haynes (Notts County) right footed shot is too high. Daniel Haynes should be disappointed.

72:21

Penalty conceded by Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town) after a foul in the penalty area.

72:21

Penalty Notts County. Callum McGregor draws a foul in the penalty area.

71:27

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Andre Boucaud.

69:23 Substitution

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

67:08

Foul by Gary Liddle (Notts County).

67:08

Dany N'Guessan (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

64:18

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Mark Fotheringham.

63:58

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Marcus Haber.

63:09

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Bartosz Bialkowski.

62:57

Attempt saved. Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

60:31 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Notts County. David Bell replaces Adam Coombes.

56:45

Attempt saved. Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

53:22

Attempt missed. Grant Hall (Swindon Town) header from the left side of the six yard box is too high.

52:58 Booking

Booking Adam Coombes (Notts County) is shown the yellow card.

52:43

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

52:43

Foul by Alan Sheehan (Notts County).

51:38

Attempt missed. James McEveley (Swindon Town) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

50:27

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Mustapha Dumbuya.

47:21

Attempt missed. Nile Ranger (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

46:30

Foul by Manny Smith (Notts County).

46:30

Dany N'Guessan (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00

Second Half begins Swindon Town 2, Notts County 0.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Notts County. Manny Smith replaces Dean Leacock.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Swindon Town. Jack Barthram replaces Nathan Thompson.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Notts County. Marcus Haber replaces Joss Labadie.

45:00 +3:08 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Swindon Town 2, Notts County 0.

45:00 +2:49

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

45:00 +0:39

Foul by Grant Hall (Swindon Town).

45:00 +0:39

Dean Leacock (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

40:34

Adam Coombes (Notts County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

40:29

Foul by Massimo Luongo (Swindon Town).

40:00

James McEveley (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

39:56

Foul by Callum McGregor (Notts County).

38:11

Foul by Mustapha Dumbuya (Notts County).

38:11

Nile Ranger (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

36:52

Foul by Adam Coombes (Notts County).

36:52

Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

35:00

Joss Labadie (Notts County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

34:55

Foul by Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town).

29:10

Attempt missed. Callum McGregor (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

27:47 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Swindon Town 2, Notts County 0. Dany N'Guessan (Swindon Town) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

27:08

Penalty conceded by Mustapha Dumbuya (Notts County) after a foul in the penalty area.

27:08

Penalty Swindon Town. Nathan Byrne draws a foul in the penalty area.

25:40 Booking

Booking Joss Labadie (Notts County) is shown the yellow card.

25:35

Foul by Joss Labadie (Notts County).

25:35

Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

24:16

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Dean Leacock.

22:49 Booking

Booking James McEveley (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card.

22:13

Callum McGregor (Notts County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

22:13

Foul by James McEveley (Swindon Town).

21:00

Attempt saved. Nile Ranger (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

18:35

Joss Labadie (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

18:35

Foul by Massimo Luongo (Swindon Town).

15:12

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Wes Foderingham.

15:01

Attempt saved. Callum McGregor (Notts County) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

14:23

Attempt saved. Alex Pritchard (Swindon Town) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner.

12:05 Booking

Booking Andre Boucaud (Notts County) is shown the yellow card.

12:00

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

11:44

Foul by Andre Boucaud (Notts County).

10:26 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Swindon Town 1, Notts County 0. Nile Ranger (Swindon Town) right footed shot from very close range to the top right corner. Assisted by Alex Pritchard with a cross.

9:56

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Gary Liddle.

8:37

Mark Fotheringham (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

8:37

Foul by Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town).

8:01

Foul by Andre Boucaud (Notts County).

8:01

Nile Ranger (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

6:45

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Dany N'Guessan.

5:49

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by James McEveley.

5:18

Joss Labadie (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

5:18

Foul by James McEveley (Swindon Town).

4:13

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by James McEveley.

3:33

Foul by Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town).

3:33

Joss Labadie (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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