Dark Satanic Mills…
It’s Friday, so it must be time for the latest blog by BBC Devon’s Vic Morgan.
You can tell a game is bad when the highlight of the afternoon is to count the windmills on the nearby hills. That’s what happened for the majority of the afternoon at Boundary Park last Saturday. Quite frankly there was little else of interest in a match that was devoid of any efforts on goal for the first half an hour.
A long journey north was full of M6 traffic hold ups causing some Town fans to miss the start. However they needn’t have worried, that start was pretty dull. An early highlight was the cheese and potato pie which warmed me up in the pre match minutes.
The next moment of note in the Swindon end, was the own goal which brought us level. As the ball looped into the Oldham net I think most of us thought that would lead to three points heading to Wiltshire. It wasn’t to be and a second successive defeat meant a long and tiring journey back to Devon. Much of the talk on the way back was how the loss would affect the team. I think the consensus was that it was a possible blip and lets see how this weekend pans out against Port Vale.
Excitement built towards the FA Cup draw on Sunday. The first round is always a bit of a lottery. A home draw is always to be preferred but if you’re away then somewhere new is always good. Not to be though was it?
Twelve months ago Macclesfield dumped us out of the competition on a miserable County Ground afternoon. Now we have to travel north again to again face the Macc. Swindon should start as favourites but as we know that doesn’t mean anything in this cup. Looking forward to it though as always an away trip is something to enjoy. Lets just hope we have another game to look forward to in the second round.
So to Saturday. A team with a return to form hopefully, against a side in form. We have a decent recent record against Vale and we need a win. That’s obvious isn’t it? Two defeats is a blip three would be a worry. Still we’re in a decent place in the league and at this stage of the season that’s a relief.
Here’s to three points and a lifting of that slight gloom.
Keep it loud keep it proud keep it SWINDON.