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Prenton Park (ATT 5,223) 19th February 2013 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: C Sarginson

Tranmere Tranmere Rovers vs Swindon Town Swindon

Tranmere 1

D Daniels (78)

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Swindon 3

J Collins (48)
G Roberts (71, 90+3)

Roberts has Robins flying

Last Updated: 19/02/13 11:12pm

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Gary Roberts: Bagged a brace

Gary Roberts: Bagged a brace

Swindon shrugged off the departure of manager Paolo Di Canio to record a 3-1 victory at Tranmere and move top of League One.

Di Canio resigned on Monday citing off-field troubles at the club but it failed to halt the Robins on the pitch with James Collins putting them ahead soon after the break.

Gary Roberts volleyed in a fine first from 25 yards before Donervon Daniels pulled one back.

But Roberts then netted from inside his own half to condemn Tranmere to a fourth consecutive defeat.

Swindon began the brightest and Miles Storey poked wide before Collins failed to find the target after goalkeeper Owain fon Williams fumbled in his area.

The Robins went ahead after 48 minutes, top scorer Collins beating fon Williams to a Simon Ferry through ball before finishing calmly into an empty net from the edge of the box.

Roberts then hammered in a stunning volley from 25 yards after 71 minutes before Daniels netted seven minutes later from Max Power's free-kick.

But Roberts settled it in style after fon Williams came up for a late Tranmere corner only for it to be cleared, allowing the Swindon man to shoot home from inside his own half.

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Sky Bet League 1
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1 Bristol City 21 42
2 Milton Keynes Dons 20 41
3 Swindon Town 21 41
4 Preston North End 21 41
5 Sheffield United 21 33
6 Rochdale 21 31
7 Notts County 20 31
8 Bradford City 21 30
9 Peterborough United 21 30
10 Oldham Athletic 21 30
11 Chesterfield 21 28
12 Fleetwood Town 21 27
13 Walsall 21 27
14 Barnsley 21 26
15 Port Vale 21 26
16 Doncaster Rovers 20 26
17 Coventry City 21 25
18 Scunthorpe United 20 23
19 Gillingham 21 22
20 Crawley Town 21 22
21 Colchester United 21 20
22 Yeovil Town 21 20
23 Leyton Orient 21 19
24 Crewe Alexandra 21 19