Match ends, Notts County 1, Swindon Town 2.
Jamie Turley's late own goal relieved some of the pressure on Swindon boss Phil Brown as the Robins snatched victory at Notts County.
The home side had roared out of the blocks with Kane Hemmings forcing a save from Lawrence Vigouroux after only 30 seconds.
That set the tone for an impressive first-half display from Harry Kewell's side, who created numerous chances with Enzio Boldewijn, Matt Tootle and Lewis Alessandra all going close.
They almost paid a heavy price for those misses as Elliott Ward was required to make a brilliant block to deny Marc Richards a certain goal.
But the Magpies' breakthrough eventually arrived just before half-time when Cedric Evina's brilliant cross was guided in by Hemmings with help of the woodwork.
But Steven Alzate came off the bench to equalise for the Robins when he teased his way to the edge of the box before firing low past Ross Fitzsimons.
And then Matt Taylor's cross was diverted into his own net by Turley as the Robins sealed an important victory.
Report supplied by Press Association.
- 2TootleSubstituted forVaughanat 61'minutes
- 25EvinaSubstituted forThomasat 82'minutes
- 24MilsomBooked at 55minsSubstituted forDennisat 90+2'minutes
- 4HewittBooked at 43mins
- 30SteadBooked at 65mins
- 2KnoyleBooked at 90mins
- 5NelsonBooked at 43mins
- 4McCourtBooked at 15minsSubstituted forAlzateat 62'minutes
- 9RichardsSubstituted forAndersonat 79'minutes
- 3DoughtySubstituted forAdebayoat 59'minutesBooked at 90mins
- Ross Joyce
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Notts County 1, Swindon Town 2.
Elijah Adebayo (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Notts County. Kristian Dennis replaces Robert Milsom.
Kyle Knoyle (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Lewis Alessandra (Notts County).
James Dunne (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Kyle Knoyle.
Substitution, Notts County. Nathan Thomas replaces Cedric Evina.
Own Goal by Jamie Turley, Notts County. Notts County 1, Swindon Town 2.
Substitution, Swindon Town. Keshi Anderson replaces Marc Richards.
Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Sid Nelson.
Attempt missed. Kane Hemmings (Notts County) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.
Attempt blocked. Kane Hemmings (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Goal! Notts County 1, Swindon Town 1. Steven Alzate (Swindon Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Martin Smith.
Jon Stead (Notts County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Jon Stead (Notts County).
Martin Smith (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Jermaine McGlashan (Swindon Town).
David Vaughan (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.