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County Ground (ATT 11,598) 21st September 2013 - Kick off 15:00

Swindon Swindon Town vs Bristol City Bristol C

Swindon 3

N Ajose (19, 43)
N Ranger (87)

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Bristol C 2

A Flint (9)
J Emmanuel-Thomas (36)

Robins claim derby spoils

Last Updated: 21/09/13 6:20pm

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Nile Ranger: Bagged the winning goal

Nile Ranger: Bagged the winning goal

Bristol City are still without a league win since March after Nile Ranger fired Swindon to a 3-2 derby win at the County Ground.

The former Newcastle bad-boy outmuscled his man before shooting past a diving Frankie Fielding with just three minutes left on the clock for his first Swindon league goal.

Nicky Ajose, their loan signing from Peterborough, had earlier scored either side of goals from Aden Flint and Jay Emmanuel-Thomas to keep the pressure on Robins head coach Sean O'Driscoll.

In a frenetic first half, City opened the scoring after eight minutes when former Swindon defender Flint headed home from a corner.

But with City looking nervous at the back, the lead lasted just ten minutes with Ajose angling a neat strike past Fielding after thundering into the box.

The game was flowing from end to end and former Arsenal frontman Emmanuel-Thomas put his side ahead for the second time with 35 minutes gone on the clock. He latched on to a short ball before cutting inside and driving a shot into the net from the edge of the area.

Three minutes before the interval the scores were level. Good work from Ranger was rewarded when Ajose tapped home from one yard out to grab his second of the day.

Ranger's goal in the dying moments meant City are now without a win in eight games while the Robins have bragging rights over their local rivals.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 32 67
2 Milton Keynes Dons 32 62
3 Swindon Town 32 60
4 Preston North End 31 59
5 Sheffield United 31 52
6 Bradford City 31 45
7 Doncaster Rovers 32 45
8 Fleetwood Town 32 44
9 Oldham Athletic 31 43
10 Chesterfield 32 42
11 Gillingham 32 42
12 Port Vale 32 42
13 Rochdale 30 41
14 Walsall 32 41
15 Peterborough United 32 41
16 Barnsley 32 41
17 Scunthorpe United 31 40
18 Notts County 31 38
19 Crewe Alexandra 32 38
20 Colchester United 32 34
21 Coventry City 31 33
22 Crawley Town 32 33
23 Leyton Orient 31 32
24 Yeovil Town 32 29