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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 Milton Keynes Dons 27 55
2 Bristol City 25 54
3 Swindon Town 27 54
4 Preston North End 27 47
5 Chesterfield 27 39
6 Sheffield United 25 39
7 Rochdale 26 38
8 Bradford City 26 37
9 Fleetwood Town 27 37
10 Oldham Athletic 26 37
11 Peterborough United 27 37
12 Doncaster Rovers 26 36
13 Notts County 27 35
14 Port Vale 28 35
15 Walsall 26 33
16 Scunthorpe United 25 33
17 Barnsley 26 32
18 Gillingham 27 31
19 Coventry City 28 31
20 Crewe Alexandra 27 29
21 Colchester United 27 28
22 Crawley Town 28 27
23 Leyton Orient 27 26
24 Yeovil Town 28 25