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Port Vale 2-3 Swindon Town

Nathan Byrne

Swindon fought back from two goals down at half-time to record an excellent victory at Port Vale.

The hosts went ahead when Doug Loft finished from a Jennison Myrie-Williams cross and Tom Pope's low strike made it 2-0 at the break.

Nile Ranger headed the Robins back into the match from Alex Pritchard's cross.

Pritchard levelled the scores with a wonderful free-kick from 25 yards before Nathan Byrne bundled home a winner from Michael Smith's centre.

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Swindon Town manager Mark Cooper told BBC Wiltshire:

Mark Cooper

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Post-match: Swindon boss Cooper

"We were 2-0 down without doing an awful lot wrong. We had numerous chances, we didn't take them.

"We said at half-time if we get an early goal it's game on.

"Once we got the first one we went from strength to strength. We were outstanding again in the second-half and totally dominated.

"We knew the conditions weren't going to be great and it wasn't ideal for the way we play from the back, so we knew if we had a target to hit we could play off it."

Line-ups

Port Vale

  • 1Neal
  • 20Grimmer
  • 5Dickinson
  • 28KnottSubstituted forHugillat 70'minutes
  • 4Robertson
  • 17Davis
  • 9Myrie-Williams
  • 18LinesBooked at 34mins
  • 11PopeSubstituted forWilliamsonat 84'minutes
  • 10TomlinSubstituted forGriffithat 56'minutesBooked at 82mins
  • 7Loft

Substitutes

  • 2Yates
  • 3Jones
  • 12Johnson
  • 19Williamson
  • 21Griffith
  • 26Birchall
  • 39Hugill

Swindon

  • 1Foderingham
  • 3Byrne
  • 12N'GuessanSubstituted forMurphyat 63'minutes
  • 41Archibald-HenvilleBooked at 67mins
  • 22Ward
  • 2Thompson
  • 4LuongoBooked at 17mins
  • 19Thompson
  • 11PritchardSubstituted forReisat 90+4'minutes
  • 9Ranger
  • 28Smith

Substitutes

  • 6Reis
  • 24Cox
  • 25Belford
  • 29Branco
  • 34Reckord
  • 39Gladwin
  • 40Murphy
Referee:
Seb Stockbridge
Attendance:
5,306

Match Stats

Home TeamPort ValeAway TeamSwindon
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home5
Away16
Shots on Target
Home2
Away7
Corners
Home5
Away14
Fouls
Home10
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Port Vale 2, Swindon Town 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Port Vale 2, Swindon Town 3.

Foul by Anthony Griffith (Port Vale).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Tijane Reis replaces Alex Pritchard.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Troy Archibald-Henville.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Anthony Griffith.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Chris Neal.

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

Foul by Chris Robertson (Port Vale).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Ben Williamson replaces Tom Pope.

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

Booking

Anthony Griffith (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Anthony Griffith (Port Vale).

Massimo Luongo (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Jack Grimmer.

Attempt blocked. Chris Lines (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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

Foul by Massimo Luongo (Swindon Town).

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Troy Archibald-Henville.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Nathan Byrne.

Attempt blocked. Darren Ward (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Carl Dickinson.

Foul by Jordan Hugill (Port Vale).

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

Jack Grimmer (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nathan Byrne (Swindon Town).

Attempt missed. Tom Pope (Port Vale) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Jordan Hugill replaces Billy Knott.

Goal!

Goal! Port Vale 2, Swindon Town 3. Nathan Byrne (Swindon Town) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Michael Smith with a cross.

Booking

Troy Archibald-Henville (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card.

Tom Pope (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Troy Archibald-Henville (Swindon Town).

Goal!

Goal! Port Vale 2, Swindon Town 2. Alex Pritchard (Swindon Town) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the top right corner.

Foul by Chris Lines (Port Vale).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Jacob Murphy replaces Dany N'Guessan.

Nile Ranger (Swindon Town) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Brentford2919642463
2Wolves2918742961
3Leyton Orient2918653260
4Preston29151041255
5Rotherham2914961351
6Peterborough2915311948
7Walsall3012108746
8Swindon3013512844
9MK Dons2911612239
10Port Vale2812313-439
11Gillingham3111515-1138
12Coventry291388637
13Bradford297148435
14Colchester268108134
15Oldham309714-834
16Crawley257108-531
17Tranmere308715-1931
18Crewe308715-2431
19Notts County319319-1030
20Carlisle298615-1830
21Sheff Utd287813-1029
22Bristol City3051312-728
23Shrewsbury306915-1327
24Stevenage277416-1825
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