Vale of Cheers…
It’s Friday, so it must be time for the latest blog by BBC Devon’s Vic Morgan.
What a wonderful day last Saturday was. The weather, of course, was rubbish. The football was excellent. Swindon Town played in a fast positive way and got the result they deserved.
It wasn’t like that at half time though. Despite dominating the play the Town found themselves trailing by a couple of goals at the break. To be honest though I think those that were there fancied a comeback and they got one. It was great to watch.
Nile Ranger led the way with a header from a perfect Alex Pritchard cross. Pritchard got the second with a sublime free kick and the winner came from Nathan Byrne forcing home at the far post. It was an impressive second half.
There have been cries all season for the Town to be more positive and they were. Two strikers up front supported by quick movement from the back and through midfield. You have to ask the question why haven’t we seen more of it? Many is the time this season when we’ve heard cries of “get it forward” when we’ve been playing in our patient way. Well the quick way worked on Saturday. Let’s hope we see more of it.
The weather has dominated the headlines this week with news of flooding and sadly fatalities. It’s also hit sporting fixtures including in the Premier League. I guess we all felt for the Malaysian Everton fan who missed out on seeing his favourite team this week. For thirty years he’s supported from afar. But well done to Everton for making sure he met the squad and management. Won’t make up for missing the game but I’m sure it would have helped.
Friday football means I miss out this weekend because of work commitments. So I’ll follow the Colchester United game the best I can and shout loudly. I work alone thank goodness.
So for me keep it loud keep it proud keep it SWINDON.