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Tranmere Rovers 1-2 Swindon Town

Miles Storey

Miles Storey earned Swindon victory against relegation-threatened Tranmere.

Alex Smith netted the opener, his first goal for Swindon, when he lashed the ball home from the edge of the box.

But Town's lead lasted only three minutes, as Ryan Lowe's cross found Max Power, who slotted in with ease to bring the hosts level.

Both Lowe and Power hit the woodwork early in the second half before forward Storey found the net with a cross-shot from a tight angle.

It was a fifth career goal for the 20-year-old, who returned from a loan spell at Shrewsbury Town earlier this month.

The result means Tranmere remain 20th in the table - level on points and goal difference with Carlisle but only above them on goals scored.

Swindon stay eighth in the standings, but are now just four points from the play-offs.

Tranmere caretaker manager John McMahon told BBC Radio Merseyside:

John McMahon

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Post-match: Tranmere caretaker McMahon

"It's really frustrating. You have large parts of the game and end up coming away with no points. It's frustrating and disappointing.

"We wanted to be positive and stop them playing, because they are a good footballing side.

"We looked like a team at the right end and not the wrong end of the table. When things are against you, they're against you."

Swindon Town manager Mark Cooper told BBC Wiltshire:

"We didn't play particularly great in the first half and we had a few choice words at half-time.

Mark Cooper

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Post-match: Swindon boss Mark Cooper

"But once we livened one or two up we were a lot better

"I've said all along, when people mooted the play-offs had gone, I just wanted to finish the season strongly.

"We've played the last three games and got seven points, so we just want to end the season as strong as we can."

Line-ups

Tranmere

  • 1Williams
  • 2HolmesSubstituted forRobinsonat 74'minutesBooked at 89mins
  • 23Ridehalgh
  • 18JenningsSubstituted forRoweat 85'minutes
  • 4Taylor
  • 5Goodison
  • 17Power
  • 8J WallaceSubstituted forAriyibiat 42'minutes
  • 9Lowe
  • 14Cassidy
  • 15Kirby

Substitutes

  • 10Robinson
  • 12Rowe
  • 16Stockton
  • 20Brown
  • 25Ariyibi
  • 28Boland
  • 33Mooney

Swindon

  • 1Foderingham
  • 4Luongo
  • 21SmithSubstituted forReckordat 84'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 14McEveley
  • 29Branco
  • 40Stephens
  • 2Thompson
  • 39GladwinSubstituted forCoxat 64'minutes
  • 20StoreySubstituted forWaldonat 90+5'minutes
  • 28Smith
  • 15Kasim

Substitutes

  • 6Reis
  • 17Waldon
  • 23Barthram
  • 24Cox
  • 25Belford
  • 33Barker
  • 34Reckord
Referee:
Graham Salisbury
Attendance:
3,717

Match Stats

Home TeamTranmereAway TeamSwindon
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home9
Away6
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away6
Fouls
Home2
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Tranmere Rovers 1, Swindon Town 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 1, Swindon Town 2.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Connor Waldon replaces Miles Storey.

Foul by Jake Cassidy (Tranmere Rovers).

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

Booking

Jamie Reckord (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Liam Ridehalgh.

Jake Cassidy (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jack Stephens (Swindon Town).

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

Foul by Miles Storey (Swindon Town).

Booking

Andy Robinson (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Ian Goodison (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Miles Storey (Swindon Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. James Rowe replaces Steven Jennings.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Jamie Reckord replaces Alex Smith.

Attempt saved. Miles Storey (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Ash Taylor (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Michael Smith (Swindon Town).

Jake Cassidy (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by James McEveley (Swindon Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Andy Robinson replaces Danny Holmes.

Goal!

Goal! Tranmere Rovers 1, Swindon Town 2. Miles Storey (Swindon Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right to the top left corner. Assisted by Massimo Luongo.

Max Power (Tranmere Rovers) hits the bar with a left footed shot from the left side of the box.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Lee Cox replaces Ben Gladwin.

Attempt missed. Massimo Luongo (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Yaser Kasim.

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

Liam Ridehalgh (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Massimo Luongo (Swindon Town).

Jake Kirby (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town).

Attempt missed. Max Power (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Jake Kirby (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Ryan Lowe (Tranmere Rovers) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.

Second Half

Second Half begins Tranmere Rovers 1, Swindon Town 1.

Half Time

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

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Wes Foderingham.

Attempt saved. Ryan Lowe (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Wolves3825854683
2Brentford3724762779
3Leyton Orient39221073676
4Rotherham38201262772
5Preston39191551772
6Peterborough3818416758
7MK Dons3916716355
8Swindon3915915454
9Walsall39131412353
10Sheff Utd3714914-151
11Port Vale3815518-1350
12Gillingham3914619-1248
13Bristol City39101613046
14Crawley35111311-546
15Bradford38101513145
16Colchester38101315-743
17Oldham39111018-1243
18Coventry37141013-142
19Crewe39101019-2740
20Tranmere3810919-2239
21Carlisle3810919-2239
22Shrewsbury3981417-1338
23Notts County3911424-1737
24Stevenage3710720-1937
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