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Port Vale 0-3 Swindon Town

Swindon kept their League Two promotion challenge on track by winning at in-form Port Vale.

The hosts had won their last three games but goals from Matt Taylor and substitutes Paul Mullin and Kellan Gordon sealed all three points for the Robins.

Swindon had a goal ruled out after 13 minutes when Keshi Anderson was judged offside after tapping in Taylor;s free-kick off the post.

Vale came close 10 minutes before half-time when top scorer Tom Pope was fouled on the edge of the area and David Worrall shot the resulting free-kick over.

But, on 51 minutes, Taylor put the Robins ahead with a 25-yard free-kick which sailed into the top left corner.

Swindon doubled their lead five minutes later when Mullin stabbed a shot home in front of debutant home keeper Dimitar Evtimov.

Four minutes from time Swindon made it three when substitute Timi Elsnik countered, feeding the ball through to Harry Smith, who squared to substitute Gordon to score with his first touch.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Port Vale

  • 37Evtimov
  • 21Gibbons
  • 4AndersonBooked at 13mins
  • 24Smith
  • 33GunningBooked at 89mins
  • 8Pugh
  • 6KaySubstituted forStobbsat 72'minutes
  • 10Worrall
  • 7Myers-Harness
  • 11MontañoSubstituted forBarnettat 57'minutes
  • 9Pope

Substitutes

  • 3Denton
  • 5Davis
  • 14Barnett
  • 19Turner
  • 23Boot
  • 32Tonge
  • 34Stobbs

Swindon

  • 21Charles-Cook
  • 2Purkiss
  • 6Lancashire
  • 4Preston
  • 31Taylor
  • 8Dunne
  • 16Linganzi
  • 18McDermottSubstituted forMullinat 69'minutes
  • 30AndersonSubstituted forGordonat 85'minutes
  • 10GoddardSubstituted forElsnikat 61'minutes
  • 17Smith

Substitutes

  • 5Robertson
  • 7Mullin
  • 12Henry
  • 19Elsnik
  • 20Gordon
  • 22Woolery
  • 24Knoyle
Referee:
Graham Horwood
Attendance:
5,071

Match Stats

Home TeamPort ValeAway TeamSwindon
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home7
Away7
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away1
Fouls
Home13
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Port Vale 0, Swindon Town 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Port Vale 0, Swindon Town 3.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Reice Charles-Cook.

Attempt saved. Jack Stobbs (Port Vale) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Paul Mullin.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Matthew Taylor.

Foul by Amine Linganzi (Swindon Town).

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

Booking

Gavin Gunning (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Gavin Gunning (Port Vale).

Paul Mullin (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Jack Stobbs (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Harry Smith (Swindon Town).

Goal!

Goal! Port Vale 0, Swindon Town 3. Kellan Gordon (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Harry Smith.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Kellan Gordon replaces Keshi Anderson.

James Gibbons (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Keshi Anderson (Swindon Town).

Foul by Jack Stobbs (Port Vale).

Timi Max Elsnik (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Paul Mullin (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gavin Gunning (Port Vale).

Attempt missed. Timi Max Elsnik (Swindon Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Tom Anderson (Port Vale) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Amine Linganzi.

Timi Max Elsnik (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tyrone Barnett (Port Vale).

Foul by Harry Smith (Swindon Town).

Gavin Gunning (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Jack Stobbs replaces Antony Kay.

Goal!

Goal! Port Vale 0, Swindon Town 2. Paul Mullin (Swindon Town) header from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Matthew Taylor.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Tom Anderson.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Paul Mullin replaces Donal McDermott.

Attempt saved. Marcus Myers-Harness (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Timi Max Elsnik replaces John Goddard.

Amine Linganzi (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tom Pope (Port Vale).

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Tyrone Barnett replaces Cristian Montaño.

Attempt missed. Cristian Montaño (Port Vale) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Keshi Anderson (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Notts County16103328161233
2Accrington16102430191132
3Luton1694334151931
4Exeter169342318530
5Swindon169162418628
6Coventry16835178927
7Wycombe167633125627
8Newport167452318525
9Lincoln City166641614224
10Cambridge167361616024
11Stevenage167362427-324
12Grimsby166551921-223
13Colchester166462321222
14Mansfield165742221122
15Cheltenham166372323021
16Carlisle165562223-120
17Yeovil165472429-519
18Crewe165291625-917
19Crawley164481216-416
20Forest Green164391632-1615
21Barnet163581924-514
22Port Vale1642101623-714
23Morecambe163581222-1014
24Chesterfield1623111531-169
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