Paynter puts paid to Rovers
Tranmere remain firmly entrenched in trouble following Robins defeat
Last Updated: October 31, 2009 7:10pm
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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Carlisle3 - 1Charlton
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