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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.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Swindon Town manager Mark Cooper told BBC Wiltshire:

"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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

Formation 3-4-1-2

  • 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
  • 29Rossi Branco
  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Port Vale 2, Swindon Town 3.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Foul by Anthony Griffith (Port Vale).

  4. Post update

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

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Swindon Town. Tijane Reis replaces Alex Pritchard.

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Anthony Griffith.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Chris Neal.

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Foul by Chris Robertson (Port Vale).

  11. Post update

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

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Port Vale. Ben Williamson replaces Tom Pope.

  13. Post update

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

  14. Booking

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

  15. Post update

    Foul by Anthony Griffith (Port Vale).

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Jack Grimmer.

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    Foul by Massimo Luongo (Swindon Town).