Robins claim derby spoils
Last Updated: September 21, 2013 6:20pm
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.
Sky Bet League 1
Sat 21st Sep
Shrewsbury0 - 1Wolves
Colchester1 - 1Crawley
Gillingham0 - 1Bradford
Notts Co2 - 0Tranmere
Oldham1 - 1Crewe
Peterboro2 - 1MK Dons
Port Vale3 - 2Coventry
Sheff Utd0 - 1Preston
Stevenage1 - 3Carlisle
Swindon3 - 2Bristol C
Walsall1 - 1Rotherham
Sky Bet League 1
|3||Preston North End||19||37|
|12||Milton Keynes Dons||18||22|