Swindon Town got back to winning ways in entertaining fashion with a thrilling victory against Port Vale.

The hosts found themselves 3-0 up thanks to goals from Dany N'Guessan, Nile Ranger and Massimo Luongo.

Vale hit back to give Swindon a scare, Tom Pope rounding Wes Foderingham before Lee Hughes smashed home.

But Town's nerves were settled when Nathan Byrne curled superbly in from the edge of the box before Luongo drilled in his second of the game.

N'Guessan was influential in ending Swindon's winless run, netting his sixth of the season from Jay McEveley's cross before laying the ball for Ranger to tap in.

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Swindon Town manager Mark Cooper told BBC Wiltshire:

"If I was a spectator I wouldn't mind paying to watch that.

"At times in the second half it was end to end and there was some really good football from ourselves.

"Sometimes when you get a really young group of players they can become naive and make mistakes.

"It happened with the two goals, but we rode the storm and we were convincing winners in the end."

Port Vale manager Micky Adams told BBC Radio Stoke:

"Our inconsistency has reared its ugly head again. From looking a decent side last week our frailties were exposed.

"We have to be on our game at all times, defend properly and do the right thing.

"If you don't, then we get punished because we're not good enough.

"It's back to the drawing board for us, I'm afraid."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Swindon Town

  • 01 Foderingham
  • 02 Thompson (Barthram - 75' )
  • 03 Byrne
  • 14 McEveley
  • 22 Ward
  • 05 Hall
  • 08 Mason (Thompson - 78' )
  • 11 Pritchard Booked
  • 12 N'Guessan (El-Gabbas - 85' )
  • 09 Ranger
  • 04 Luongo

Substitutes

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

Port Vale

  • 01 Neal
  • 02 Yates
  • 05 Dickinson Booked (Jones - 59' )
  • 18 Lines Booked (Hughes - 59' Booked )
  • 04 Robertson
  • 06 Chilvers
  • 08 Dodds
  • 21 Griffith (Myrie-Williams - 59' )
  • 19 Williamson
  • 11 Pope
  • 07 Loft

Substitutes

  • 03 Jones
  • 09 Myrie-Williams
  • 12 Johnson
  • 24 Duffy
  • 26 Birchall
  • 29 Hughes
  • 39 Hugill
Ref: Andy Woolmer
Att: 7,637

Match Stats

Shots

12 6

On target

11 2

Corners

4 0

Fouls

5 16

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Swindon Town 5, Port Vale 2.

90:00 +6:49 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Swindon Town 5, Port Vale 2.

90:00 +4:14

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

90:00 +4:14

Foul by Chris Robertson (Port Vale).

90:00 +2:52 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Swindon Town 5, Port Vale 2. Massimo Luongo (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner.

90:00 +0:42

Foul by Louis Thompson (Swindon Town).

90:00 +0:42

Tom Pope (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +0:17

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

90:00 +0:17

Foul by Daniel Jones (Port Vale).

84:46 Substitution

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

84:37

Foul by Jack Barthram (Swindon Town).

84:37

Jennison Myrie-Williams (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

83:47

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

83:47

Foul by Liam Chilvers (Port Vale).

83:01

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

83:01

Foul by Jennison Myrie-Williams (Port Vale).

81:31 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Swindon Town 4, Port Vale 2. Nathan Byrne (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Alex Pritchard.

80:19

Attempt missed. Alex Pritchard (Swindon Town) header from the left side of the six yard box is just a bit too high.

79:36 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Swindon Town 3, Port Vale 2. Lee Hughes (Port Vale) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Adam Yates.

78:53

Attempt missed. Louis Dodds (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

78:26 Booking

Booking Alex Pritchard (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card.

77:24 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Swindon Town. Louis Thompson replaces Ryan Mason.

74:55 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Swindon Town. Jack Barthram replaces Nathan Thompson because of an injury.

72:42 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Swindon Town 3, Port Vale 1. Tom Pope (Port Vale) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left to the bottom right corner.

69:03

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Chris Neal.

68:11

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Daniel Jones.

66:07 Booking

Booking Lee Hughes (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card.

61:59

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

61:20

Attempt saved. Nathan Byrne (Swindon Town) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom left corner.

58:45 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Port Vale. Lee Hughes replaces Chris Lines.

58:36 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Port Vale. Jennison Myrie-Williams replaces Anthony Griffith.

58:22 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Port Vale. Daniel Jones replaces Carl Dickinson.

56:26 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Swindon Town 3, Port Vale 0. Massimo Luongo (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner.

54:42 Booking

Booking Chris Lines (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card.

54:30

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

54:30

Foul by Chris Lines (Port Vale).

52:41

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Liam Chilvers.

51:02

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

51:02

Foul by Anthony Griffith (Port Vale).

49:58 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Swindon Town 2, Port Vale 0. Nile Ranger (Swindon Town) header from the right side of the six yard box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Dany N'Guessan.

45:00

Second Half begins Swindon Town 1, Port Vale 0.

45:00 +1:11 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Swindon Town 1, Port Vale 0.

45:00 +0:09

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

45:00 +0:09

Foul by Louis Dodds (Port Vale).

43:21 Booking

Booking Carl Dickinson (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card.

43:00

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

43:00

Foul by Carl Dickinson (Port Vale).

41:25

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

41:25

Foul by Adam Yates (Port Vale).

39:47

Massimo Luongo (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

39:47

Foul by Tom Pope (Port Vale).

38:21

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Chris Robertson.

37:41

Attempt missed. Tom Pope (Port Vale) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

36:32

Foul by Dany N'Guessan (Swindon Town).

36:32

Adam Yates (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

31:55

Foul by Alex Pritchard (Swindon Town).

31:55

Anthony Griffith (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

30:31

Foul by Massimo Luongo (Swindon Town).

30:31

Tom Pope (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

28:02

Attempt saved. James McEveley (Swindon Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

27:41

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

25:15

Attempt missed. Adam Yates (Port Vale) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

23:29 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Swindon Town 1, Port Vale 0. Dany N'Guessan (Swindon Town) header from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner following a set piece situation.

22:56

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

22:56

Foul by Carl Dickinson (Port Vale).

21:42

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

21:42

Foul by Louis Dodds (Port Vale).

18:19

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

14:35

Foul by Anthony Griffith (Port Vale).

14:35

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

13:22

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

9:39

Foul by Ben Williamson (Port Vale).

9:39

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

7:29

Attempt missed. Tom Pope (Port Vale) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

5:30

Foul by Chris Robertson (Port Vale).

5:30

Ryan Mason (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

3:12

Foul by Tom Pope (Port Vale).

3:12

Grant Hall (Swindon Town) 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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