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Vale Park (ATT 5,306) 8th February 2014 - Kick off 15:00

Port Vale Port Vale vs Swindon Town Swindon

Port Vale 2

D Loft (20)
T Pope (42)

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Swindon 3

N Ranger (51)
A Pritchard (65)
N Byrne (69)

Robins rally to rock Vale

Last Updated: 10/02/14 10:46am

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Nile Ranger: Sparked a comeback

Nile Ranger: Sparked a comeback

Swindon came from two goals down to record a richly deserved 3-2 victory against Port Vale at Vale Park.

The visitors dominated much of the early play but Vale took the lead with their first serious attack in the 20th minute.

Jennison Myrie-Williams beat Darren Ward to deliver a low cross from the right and Doug Loft's right-foot shot on the turn from six yards out squeezed inside the near post.

Swindon's general play continued to impress as they forced eight first-half corners, but Tom Pope's first goal in six games left them two down at the break.

The unmarked Pope pounced on some dreadful defending as his left-foot shot from 10 yards squirmed just inside Wes Foderingham's left-hand post in the 42nd minute.

The Robins were back in the contest six minutes after the interval when Alex Pritchard's cross from the right was headed into the roof of the net by Nile Ranger at the far post.

The visitors then struck the woodwork twice as Michael Smith's shot rattled a post before Ranger's effort clipped the crossbar.

But Swindon almost inevitably drew level when man-of-the-match Prichard curled a 25-yard free-kick into the top right-hand corner of the net with a sumptuous right-foot shot after 65 minutes.

And a ragged Vale outfit could have no complaints four minutes later when Smith's low cross from the right was bundled in at the far post by Nathan Byrne.

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1 Bristol City 39 84
2 Preston North End 38 74
3 Swindon Town 37 70
4 Milton Keynes Dons 38 69
5 Sheffield United 39 61
6 Rochdale 38 56
7 Barnsley 39 56
8 Peterborough United 39 56
9 Chesterfield 38 54
10 Bradford City 37 54
11 Doncaster Rovers 38 53
12 Fleetwood Town 39 53
13 Oldham Athletic 39 52
14 Gillingham 39 51
15 Port Vale 39 48
16 Walsall 38 46
17 Coventry City 39 46
18 Crewe Alexandra 39 45
19 Scunthorpe United 38 44
20 Notts County 38 43
21 Crawley Town 39 43
22 Leyton Orient 38 42
23 Colchester United 38 38
24 Yeovil Town 39 33