Vic Morgan Blog: New York x4

It’s Friday, so it must be time for the latest blog by BBC Devon’s Vic Morgan.

New York…So good they named it twice.

Well last weekend the iconic Frank Sinatra song boomed out before a game at the New York Stadium, Rotherham, which saw this young Swindon team score not twice, but four times.

It didn’t appear that would be the case early on though. A long and dismally wet journey north seemed set to become even more arduous as the Town were battered in the opening twenty minutes. Even Alex Revell couldn’t score as Rotherham missed chance after chance. It appeared that the cling film was well and truly attached to Wes Foderingham’s goal. Then the change.

Alex Pritchard did what he did at MK Dons and scored with a great free kick. Massimo Luongo’s deflected effort gave us a cushion at the break before further goals wrapped up a truly memorable win. It would have been even more memorable if a 39 pass movement had brought a goal instead of a near miss by Pritchard. It was a move so good that even the home fans generously applauded.

Super football from players who clearly love to play even in the rain and gloom of a rubbish South Yorkshire Saturday afternoon. It also gave Town fans the chance to use the old Ole chant. It was fantastic.

The journey home was much better. A first away win of the season and a performance dominant in the second half. It was the result we should have got at Wolves a few weeks back. It as good a 45 minutes as I’ve seen from a Swindon team in many a year.

So what’s next? Can we repeat the performance at home against Notts County? I’d like to think so. The debate over our playing style will continue I’m sure, but last Saturday was superb. Anyone who was there will tell you that. Except perhaps Steve Evans maybe.

What can this team achieve? A mid table place would be satisfactory after a turbulent summer. There were glimpses last weekend though that maybe, just maybe, something else could be possible. Feet on the ground time though, a long way to go.

Keep it loud keep it proud keep it SWINDON.


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