Vic Morgan Blog: A nice cushion at the top of League Two
The ramblings of BBC Devon’s Vic Morgan..
A friend of mine recently said, “it would be nice to go to Wembley without worrying about slipping down the league”.
The point he was making was that a big enough gap would be good, to not damage our position because of missing out on a league weekend. Well, that should be okay with the way things are going.
The victory over Cheltenham puts us three games ahead of our rivals, or they’re three games back if you use the American terminology. Even after the Tuesday matches, we had a seven point lead over second placed Torquay United.
It wasn’t easy at the weekend though was it…?
Cheltenham lived up to their billing of a team Swindon have always found hard to get results against. The fact that the superb Wes Foderingham was man of the match, tells you that the Gloucestershire side had their fair share of the action.
When you talk about a perfect game, I guess for Wes that was just about it.
A great penalty save, innumerable good punches, and stops. I think what also sets him apart is his positioning. It’s not luck which means the ball seems to go straight at him.
I’ve rarely seen a goalkeeper who knows exactly where to stand by instinct as easily as our current custodian. I’ve said to many people, that he’s the sort of player who ought to figure in the Olympic squad.
Can you imagine just how proud he, and we would be. I hope Stuart Pearce is looking at people like Wes, because they’re the future of our game.
A strange Tuesday with no Swindon game. So it was a case of following the night’s scores with no pressure.
I’m delighted by Torquay’s current run. I suppose living in Devon gives me an interest in their progress, but I’m also happy for them because of Martin Ling and OO Shaun Taylor. Both legendary Town players of course, and running a team on a shoestring with real style.
They play football in the right way, and that’s going to make for a great County Ground encounter next midweek. Like Swindon, they won at Rotherham. An extraordinary season for the south Devon team with the Town connection..not forgetting Billy Bodin’s goalscoring part in their rise.
On Saturday its the meeting of two great railway towns. Crewe Alexandra await at Gresty Road. A fixture that seemed to be memorable for one thing recently, the sending off of Billy Paynter.
The ex-Town striker dismissed twice on that ground in successive seasons. Three more points would cement our place at the top of the table even more and make that trip to Wembley even more enjoyable.
Talking of Wembley, Thursday saw the anniversary of our victory over Arsenal in 1969. A moment of my life I will never forget, lets hope that a week on Sunday we can enjoy something similar.
Keep it loud, keep it proud, keep it SWINDON.
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