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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 21 42
2 Milton Keynes Dons 20 41
3 Swindon Town 21 41
4 Preston North End 21 41
5 Sheffield United 21 33
6 Rochdale 21 31
7 Notts County 20 31
8 Bradford City 21 30
9 Peterborough United 21 30
10 Oldham Athletic 21 30
11 Chesterfield 21 28
12 Fleetwood Town 21 27
13 Walsall 21 27
14 Barnsley 21 26
15 Port Vale 21 26
16 Doncaster Rovers 20 26
17 Coventry City 21 25
18 Scunthorpe United 20 23
19 Gillingham 21 22
20 Crawley Town 21 22
21 Colchester United 21 20
22 Yeovil Town 21 20
23 Leyton Orient 21 19
24 Crewe Alexandra 21 19