Hope reignited: Is the great Swindon escape on?

Well who would’ve imagined Swindon Town winning again before the season was up? I couldn’t have been the only one to doubt we’d see another 3 points…

So after 18 games since the previous win and with the opportunity to equal the club record sequence without a victory, Town finally won 1-0 at Brentford on Saturday.

As we’ve secured an elusive win, this has reignited hope…we might be able to pull off a remarkable escape.

Whatever the results after the npower League One fixtures this Tuesday night we will remain 5 points from safety.

We need 12 points to get to the 50 points to stand a fighting chance of avoiding trips to Hereford, Accrington and Morecambe next season.

All we can do is win. However, whilst there’s no point hoping results elsewhere go in our favour, a look at the games remaining of the 8 teams (up to Yeovil) fighting the drop reveals we’ve been dealt a relatively ‘kind’ final 5 games.

Based upon current league position, with the exception of Tranmere, the average league position of the remaining teams we face is 15th, with only the next game against MK Dons being one where we will face one of the current top 8.

Compare that to Plymouth (8th) with 4 of their 6 games against the top 8, Bristol Rovers (9th) and all the others with at least 2 games against the current top 8.

So why not have hope we can claw back our points deficit and win at Tranmere on the final day of the season to seal a remarkable escape?

Unfortunately I won’t be at the MK Dons game this Saturday to hopefully celebrate another victory…


  • I also want to add…

    Of the 8 teams fighting the drop, both Bristol Rovers and Walsall have a very difficult run in and also do not play any of the bottom 8.

    So as they both don’t have any ‘six pointer’ games to snatch points off a rival, they probably face the hardest task to secure their League One future.


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