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Swindon Town 3-2 Port Vale

Substitute Paul Mullin scored a late winner for promotion-chasing Swindon as they edged past Port Vale 3-2 at the County Ground.

The Valiants thought they had taken the lead inside four minutes when Nathan Smith powered home but the goal was disallowed for offside.

Neil Aspin's side went ahead when Tom Pope headed David Worrall's free-kick across the six-yard box and Michael Tonge was on hand to slot the ball into the bottom left corner.

Swindon levelled when Marc Richards headed in Matt Taylor's cross, before the Robins were then gifted the lead.

Vale keeper Ryan Boot's misplaced clearance fell straight to Luke Norris, who slid the ball into the path of Richards and he calmly slotted home.

The away side pegged Swindon back almost immediately as Cristian Montano headed in Tonge's corner two minutes before the break.

Substitute Tyrone Barnett headed over from close range for the visitors early in the second half, before Kaiyne Woolery forced Boot into a save at the other end.

David Flitcroft's side then won it two minutes from time as Mullin flicked Kyle Knoyle's knock-down over Boot and into the net.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Swindon

  • 21Charles-Cook
  • 2Purkiss
  • 5Robertson
  • 32MenayeseBooked at 81mins
  • 24KnoyleBooked at 89mins
  • 29Banks
  • 30AndersonSubstituted forMullinat 80'minutes
  • 19ElsnikSubstituted forDunneat 64'minutes
  • 31Taylor
  • 17Richards
  • 9NorrisSubstituted forWooleryat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Mullin
  • 8Dunne
  • 14Iandolo
  • 22Woolery
  • 23Romanski
  • 28Moore

Port Vale

  • 23Boot
  • 21Gibbons
  • 24Smith
  • 33Howkins
  • 11Montaño
  • 7Myers-HarnessSubstituted forBarnettat 27'minutesSubstituted forWilsonat 83'minutes
  • 8Pugh
  • 32Tonge
  • 34HannantBooked at 90mins
  • 10WorrallSubstituted forDavisat 45'minutes
  • 9PopeBooked at 80mins

Substitutes

  • 1Lainton
  • 3Jules
  • 4Raglan
  • 5Davis
  • 14Barnett
  • 15Forrester
  • 28Wilson
Referee:
Andy Woolmer
Attendance:
5,713

Match Stats

Home TeamSwindonAway TeamPort Vale
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home16
Away11
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home12
Away18

Live Text

Match ends, Swindon Town 3, Port Vale 2.

Full Time

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

Matthew Taylor (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by James Gibbons (Port Vale).

Kyle Knoyle (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Luke Hannant (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Luke Hannant (Port Vale).

Booking

Kyle Knoyle (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Kyle Knoyle (Swindon Town).

Luke Hannant (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Swindon Town 3, Port Vale 2. Paul Mullin (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the top right corner. Assisted by Kyle Knoyle.

Attempt saved. Kyle Howkins (Port Vale) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Paul Mullin (Swindon Town).

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

Ben Purkiss (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Tom Pope (Port Vale).

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Donovan Wilson replaces Tyrone Barnett because of an injury.

Booking

Rollin Menayese (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Rollin Menayese (Swindon Town).

Danny Pugh (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Rollin Menayese (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Tom Pope (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Tom Pope (Port Vale).

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Paul Mullin replaces Keshi Anderson.

Marc Richards (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kyle Howkins (Port Vale).

Foul by Kyle Knoyle (Swindon Town).

Nathan Smith (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Nathan Smith (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Oliver Banks (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kyle Howkins (Port Vale).

Hand ball by Marc Richards (Swindon Town).

Matthew Taylor (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Luke Hannant (Port Vale).

Attempt saved. Marc Richards (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Oliver Banks (Swindon Town).

Cristian Montaño (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Oliver Banks (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Danny Pugh (Port Vale).

Attempt saved. Kaiyne Woolery (Swindon Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton33207672324067
2Wycombe33188765461962
3Accrington33195957381962
4Mansfield331611652341859
5Notts County331610754351958
6Swindon34183135449557
7Lincoln City331411845331253
8Exeter31164114136552
9Crawley34156134141051
10Coventry32155123627950
11Colchester341311104540550
12Newport331211104143-247
13Carlisle33129124644245
14Cambridge33129123444-1045
15Stevenage34119144649-342
16Cheltenham34109154650-439
17Yeovil33108154654-838
18Grimsby3499163050-2036
19Port Vale3397173749-1234
20Crewe33103203654-1833
21Forest Green3396183756-1933
22Morecambe32711143042-1232
23Chesterfield3376203360-2727
24Barnet3368193149-1826
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