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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

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 14 32
2 Peterborough United 14 26
3 Preston North End 12 25
4 Milton Keynes Dons 12 23
5 Notts County 13 23
6 Sheffield United 13 23
7 Swindon Town 12 22
8 Oldham Athletic 14 22
9 Rochdale 13 20
10 Chesterfield 13 19
11 Fleetwood Town 14 19
12 Bradford City 14 19
13 Crawley Town 14 17
14 Colchester United 14 16
15 Leyton Orient 13 15
16 Barnsley 13 15
17 Doncaster Rovers 12 14
18 Port Vale 14 13
19 Gillingham 14 13
20 Coventry City 14 13
21 Yeovil Town 14 13
22 Crewe Alexandra 14 13
23 Walsall 14 12
24 Scunthorpe United 14 12