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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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2 Milton Keynes Dons 33 62
3 Preston North End 32 62
4 Swindon Town 33 61
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6 Doncaster Rovers 33 48
7 Chesterfield 33 45
8 Bradford City 32 45
9 Port Vale 33 45
10 Peterborough United 33 44
11 Fleetwood Town 33 44
12 Barnsley 33 44
13 Oldham Athletic 32 43
14 Gillingham 33 42
15 Rochdale 31 41
16 Walsall 33 41
17 Scunthorpe United 32 41
18 Crewe Alexandra 33 39
19 Notts County 32 38
20 Coventry City 32 36
21 Leyton Orient 32 35
22 Colchester United 33 34
23 Crawley Town 33 34
24 Yeovil Town 33 30