Vic Morgan Blog: Wolves at the door…
It’s Friday, so it must be time for the latest blog by BBC Devon’s Vic Morgan.
It was a strange sensation leaving Molineux on Saturday.
A defeat but a terrific performance from a young Town team which is becoming better to watch each game. As I said last week, it’s a ground I love to go too, terrific atmosphere and great history. Also some bad memories, again recalled last week. I thought it would be another one at the weekend when the home side took an early lead through a cross, possibly shot, spookily similar to one of Mel Eve’s goals in the League Cup semi-final of 33 years ago.
At two goals down it looked all over. But a tremendous second half display had Swindon all over Wolves. Playing some sublime football, chance after chance was carved out and sadly missed. It was great to watch and frustrating at the same time.
Dany N’ Guessan with his first for the Town put us back in it shortly before a home third. Then a sublime finish from Ryan Mason, gave us the chance of a point. It was terrific stuff and even Wolves fans were forced to admit we were desperately unlucky. Apart from one Wanderers supporter who sent me a twitter message to say we deserved nothing and they’re too good for this league. Needless to say there was a swift response and, to be fair, a modicum of support from Wolves fans for our cause.
So a journey back to Devon reflecting on what might have been?
One of the most annoying things is the wait to the next game. What a game though. Swindon-Bristol City is one to relish. It’s been a fierce rivalry over many years. Sometimes that rivalry becomes plainly ridiculous and pointless. Most of us though love it for what it is. A good old fashioned local derby, which brings joy when you win and pain when you lose. I’m hoping for a Town win obviously.
The side are playing well and City haven’t had the best of starts. That’s not always a recipe for the way matches go of course. It’s going to be quite a game and again quite an atmosphere. All just three days before the visit of Chelsea in the Capital One Cup. It’s the sort of week football fans love. Big games coming thick and fast. The hope that your team will come out of it with heads held high and memories to cherish. Can’t wait.
Plus this game is an excuse to link to a video THAT goal…
If you get a chance in the middle of all the football take a trip to the pictures and see “Rush”. It’s a movie about the Formula One battle between Nicki Lauda and James Hunt in 1976. Directed by Ron Howard, it’s a belter. High octane and thrilling. I’m hoping the next few days will be just like that.