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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
  • 29Rossi Branco
  • 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

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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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