Swindon pick up vital win
By Peter ORourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Swindon picked up their first win since August with a 2-1 win over local rivals Bristol City.Swindon picked up their first win since August with a 2-1 win over local rivals Bristol City.
Goals from Neale McDermott and Rory Fallon cancelled out Scott Murray's early penalty to give caretaker boss Iffy Onuora his first win as manager against a City side who finished with ten men after the sending off of Osei Sankofa.
Things started brightly for City when they were gifted a penalty after just three minutes when Sean O`Hanlon needlessly handled inside the box.
Murray stepped up to take responsibility and saw his first effort saved by Tom Heaton, but the spot-kick was reordered to be retaken after encroachment and Murray made no mistake second time around drilling the ball home.
The lead proved short-lived as McDermott drew Swindon level on 12 minutes with his first senior goal after a quickly taken free kick caught out the visitors' defence.
City suffered a blow when Sankofa was sent off for bringing down Hameur Bouazza as he ran through on goal.
The home side made their numerical advantage count on 31 minutes when Stefani Miglioranzi burst through the City defence and played in Fallon who cut inside Matty Heywood before firing the ball home.
Bristol City worked manfully to get back in the game in the second half and Heaton kept out a free kick from Grant Smith.
Swindon held off City's late pressure to pick up all three points and inflict a sixth successive defeat on Gary Johnson's struggling side.