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Swindon Town 5-2 Port Vale

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:

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Post-match: Swindon boss Cooper

"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."

Line-ups

Swindon

  • 1Foderingham
  • 2ThompsonSubstituted forBarthramat 75'minutes
  • 3Byrne
  • 14McEveley
  • 22Ward
  • 5Hall
  • 8MasonSubstituted forThompsonat 78'minutes
  • 11PritchardBooked at 79mins
  • 12N'GuessanSubstituted forEl-Gabbasat 85'minutes
  • 9Ranger
  • 4Luongo

Substitutes

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

Port Vale

  • 1Neal
  • 2Yates
  • 5DickinsonBooked at 44minsSubstituted forJonesat 59'minutes
  • 18LinesBooked at 55minsSubstituted forHughesat 59'minutesBooked at 67mins
  • 4Robertson
  • 6Chilvers
  • 8Dodds
  • 21GriffithSubstituted forMyrie-Williamsat 59'minutes
  • 19Williamson
  • 11Pope
  • 7Loft

Substitutes

  • 3Jones
  • 9Myrie-Williams
  • 12Johnson
  • 24Duffy
  • 26Birchall
  • 29Hughes
  • 39Hugill
Referee:
Andy Woolmer
Attendance:
7,637

Match Stats

Home TeamSwindonAway TeamPort Vale
Possession
Home63%
Away37%
Shots
Home12
Away6
Shots on Target
Home11
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away0
Fouls
Home5
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Swindon Town 5, Port Vale 2.

Full Time

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

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

Foul by Chris Robertson (Port Vale).

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.

Foul by Louis Thompson (Swindon Town).

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

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

Foul by Daniel Jones (Port Vale).

Substitution

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

Foul by Jack Barthram (Swindon Town).

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

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

Foul by Liam Chilvers (Port Vale).

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

Foul by Jennison Myrie-Williams (Port Vale).

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.

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

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.

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

Booking

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

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Louis Thompson replaces Ryan Mason.

Substitution

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

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.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Chris Neal.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Daniel Jones.

Booking

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

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

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

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Lee Hughes replaces Chris Lines.

Substitution

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

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Daniel Jones replaces Carl Dickinson.

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.

Booking

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

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

Foul by Chris Lines (Port Vale).

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Liam Chilvers.

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

Foul by Anthony Griffith (Port Vale).

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.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leyton Orient15122136122438
2Wolves1411212781935
3Peterborough15102325121332
4Preston157622316727
5Brentford158342017327
6Bradford1565424141023
7Swindon157262920923
8MK Dons156452420422
9Walsall156451715222
10Rotherham155642122-121
11Coventry1593334221220
12Port Vale156272124-320
13Crawley145451820-219
14Colchester153841520-517
15Shrewsbury153751516-116
16Oldham154381923-415
17Gillingham154381824-615
18Carlisle144371325-1215
19Stevenage154291523-814
20Tranmere153481529-1413
21Crewe153481231-1913
22Sheff Utd153391323-1012
23Bristol City141762127-610
24Notts County1531111729-1210
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