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Swindon Town 3-2 Tranmere Rovers

Swindon were rescued by Joe Romanski as they fought back from two goals down to win 3-2 against 10-man Tranmere at the County Ground.

Jonny Smith and James Norwood fired Rovers ahead after just 13 minutes, but Town responded through goals from Elijah Adebayo, Marc Richards and Romanski after Jay Harris' sending-off.

The visitors needed just eight minutes to take the lead through Smith when he tapped in at the back post.

Tranmere doubled their tally with Norwood managing to slip his effort past Swindon goalkeeper Lawrence Vigouroux.

However, Rovers were then reduced to 10 men due to Harris' needless challenge on Martin Smith in the middle of the park.

The home side took advantage of the extra man in the 20th minute when Adebayo poked his effort into the back of the net.

The Robins continued their domination in the second half and were rewarded with an equaliser as Richards made no mistake in finishing off fellow substitute Steven Alzate's cross.

Swindon completed their comeback in the 73rd minute after Alzate's centre was met by Romanski who guided it calmly past Scott Davies in the Tranmere net.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Swindon

Formation 4-5-1

  • 1Vigouroux
  • 2Knoyle
  • 6Lancashire
  • 25Romanski
  • 31Taylor
  • 7McGlashanBooked at 43mins
  • 3Doughty
  • 16SmithSubstituted forAlzateat 54'minutes
  • 20DiagouragaSubstituted forRichardsat 26'minutes
  • 10AndersonSubstituted forDunneat 83'minutes
  • 17Adebayo

Substitutes

  • 4McCourt
  • 5Nelson
  • 8Dunne
  • 9Richards
  • 11Alzate
  • 14Iandolo
  • 23McCormick

Tranmere

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1DaviesBooked at 43mins
  • 14CapriceSubstituted forMullinat 84'minutes
  • 5McNulty
  • 16Ellis
  • 6Monthe
  • 18SmithSubstituted forMottley-Henryat 61'minutes
  • 8HarrisBooked at 17mins
  • 28BanksBooked at 73mins
  • 11Jennings
  • 10Norwood
  • 20StocktonSubstituted forGilmourat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Tollitt
  • 9Mullin
  • 17Mottley-Henry
  • 22Gilmour
  • 23George
  • 29Cole
  • 30Spellman
Referee:
Alan Young
Attendance:
6,106

Match Stats

Home TeamSwindonAway TeamTranmere
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home18
Away5
Shots on Target
Home9
Away3
Corners
Home12
Away5
Fouls
Home9
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Swindon Town 3, Tranmere Rovers 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Swindon Town 3, Tranmere Rovers 2.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Scott Davies.

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Dylan Mottley-Henry.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Dylan Mottley-Henry.

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Foul by Connor Jennings (Tranmere Rovers).

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Paul Mullin replaces Jake Caprice.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Swindon Town. James Dunne replaces Keshi Anderson.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Connor Jennings.

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Jake Caprice.

  14. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Matthew Taylor (Swindon Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  15. Post update

    Keshi Anderson (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Dylan Mottley-Henry (Tranmere Rovers).

  17. Post update

    Kyle Knoyle (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  18. Post update

    Foul by James Norwood (Tranmere Rovers).

  19. Post update

    Elijah Adebayo (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Jake Caprice (Tranmere Rovers).