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Sky Bet League 1

Prenton Park (ATT 5,811) 31st October 2009 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: T Bates

Tranmere Tranmere Rovers vs Swindon Town Swindon

Tranmere 1

C Shuker (78)

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Swindon 4

B Paynter (34, 39)
A McNamee (65)
S Ferry (90+1)

Paynter puts paid to Rovers

Tranmere remain firmly entrenched in trouble following Robins defeat

Last Updated: 31/10/09 7:10pm

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Paynter: Made the difference

Paynter: Made the difference

Two first-half goals in five minutes by Billy Paynter helped Swindon to a 4-1 victory over Tranmere.

Two first-half goals in five minutes by Billy Paynter helped Swindon to a 4-1 victory and ensured Tranmere's 125th anniversary match celebrations turned sour.

The hosts made much of the early running without being able to capitalise.

But it needed a diving save by David Lucas to keep out a Paul McLaren free-kick after 20 minutes before the keeper did well to hold on to a fierce drive by Gareth Edds.

The visitors went ahead with their first real chance after 35 minutes with the unmarked Paynter netting from a Jon-Paul McGovern cross after a throw in.

It was 2-0 after 39 minutes with Paynter again producing a neat finish, this time from a Kevin Amankwaah centre after Rovers lost possession.

It became 3-0 after 66 minutes with an excellent finish by Anthony McNamee following a centre by Temitope Obadeyi.

Chris Shuker headed a 78th-minute consolation for the Merseysiders before Simon Ferry fired Swindon's fourth following a corner in added time to leave Tranmere in trouble at the foot of the table.

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Table

Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 45 96
2 Preston North End 45 89
3 Milton Keynes Dons 45 88
4 Swindon Town 44 77
5 Sheffield United 45 70
6 Chesterfield 45 68
7 Rochdale 45 63
8 Bradford City 45 62
9 Peterborough United 45 62
10 Fleetwood Town 45 60
11 Walsall 45 59
12 Gillingham 45 59
13 Barnsley 45 59
14 Doncaster Rovers 45 58
15 Scunthorpe United 45 56
16 Oldham Athletic 45 56
17 Port Vale 45 54
18 Coventry City 45 52
19 Crewe Alexandra 45 52
20 Notts County 45 50
21 Crawley Town 45 50
22 Leyton Orient 45 48
23 Colchester United 44 48
24 Yeovil Town 45 40

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