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Date added: 22 April 2008

Bristol Rovers 0 Swindon Town 1 

Coca-Cola League One
 
RESULT: Bristol Rovers 0 Swindon Town 1
 
Swindon scorer: S Cox 76
 
Swindon Town manager Maurice Malpas
First back-to-back wins:
Maurice Malpas
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A second-half header from Simon Cox was enough to hand Town fans the bragging rights over local rivals Bristol Rovers.

Despite failing to get on the score sheet in Saturday's 6-0 demolition of Port Vale, Cox was on hand to head home Jon-Paul McGovern's corner 15 minutes from time.

Maurice Malpas named an unchanged team from Saturday's impressive showing, despite skipper Hasney Aljofree returning from his one match suspension.

Town's strong travelling support didn't have to wait long for their first chance as Michael Timlin went agonisingly close inside the first minute, but the Fulham loanee fired just over.

The home side had to wait until just before the half-hour mark for their first opportunity.

Following a wild swipe from Miguel Commingues, Rovers hit-man Rickie Lambert smashed the ball goalwards only to be denied by a top class save from Peter Brezovan.

Despite both teams having other chances, neither could find the opening goal before the half-time whistle.

Once again the second-half saw a number of players going close for both teams.

Rovers midfielder Craig Disley went closest for the home side, but his effort clipped the top of the bar, having been put through by Lambert.

However, it was the impressive Cox that finally managed to break the deadlock for Town.

With the game looking like it was heading for a goalless draw, Cox rose highest at the near post to nod home McGovern's precise corner.

The result sees Town win for only the fourth time on their travels this year, something manager Maurice Malpas will be looking to improve on next year - if his side are going to be pushing for a top six finish.
 
The League One table:
 
1 Swansea 44 36 86
2 Carlisle 44 21 79
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3 Doncaster 44 23 77
4 Nottm Forest 44 30 76
5 Southend 44 16 75
6 Leeds 44 32 70
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7 Brighton 44 7 66
8 Walsall 44 8 63
9 Tranmere 44 5 62
10 Northampton 44 4 62
11 Oldham 44 8 61
12 Huddersfield 44 -15 60
13 Swindon 44 6 57
14 Leyton Orient 44 -13 57
15 Hartlepool 44 -2 53
16 Bristol Rovers 44 -4 53
17 Yeovil 44 -19 52
18 Crewe 44 -14 50
19 Millwall 44 -17 49
20 Cheltenham 44 -22 48
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21 Gillingham 44 -28 45
22 Bournemouth 44 -11 44
23 Port Vale 44 -34 36
24 Luton 44 -17 33

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