It’s Friday, so it must be time for the latest blog by BBC Devon’s Vic Morgan.
It was a great game wasn’t it? Maybe not one for the purists but last Saturday’s match against Brentford was a full blooded affair. Full of incident, I think it was one of my favourite games of the season. It also saw the return of a couple of Swindon pantomime villains. The fact that they were both involved in the major incidents of the afternoon somehow added to the afternoon’s entertainment. The penalty came from a tackle from Alan McCormack and the goal from Jonathan Douglas giving the ball away.
So for all Town fans it led to a pretty decent day. It was also frustrating bearing in mind that it’s almost certain Swindon will be in League One next season. It was a little bit of revenge for the play off defeat at Griffin Park last term. Not much consolation, but a bit. It proves that there is a lot of promise in the Town squad. Louis Thompson is proving to be a real talent and along with his brother Nathan, could be a major influence next season. We also saw another top class save from Wes Foderingham, who’s turning into one of the best goalkeepers outside the top division. Of course nobody knows what next season will bring but I think many will be more confident after last weekend.
By the time you read this we’ll be on our way to Northampton to play Coventry. The Sky Blues will again be among the favourites next season, so it’s a chance to put down a bit of a marker. I was thinking the other day just how much the name Peterborough has featured this year. Posh were our first opponents way back in August, they knocked us out one game from Wembley in the JPT and look certain to block our path to the play offs. Weird isn’t it how one team can be such a part of your sides story. Mark Cooper also, of course, had a brief tenure at London Road as manager another connection between the clubs. Odd isn’t it?
Oh well, just a couple of weeks to go now and the travelling up and down the country stops for a while. Early mornings to get to Rotherham, Carlisle, Preston and the like, will be over until August. I’m looking forward to the break. Much as I love following Swindon home and away, it’s always good to recharge the batteries over the very short close season. Haven’t got there yet though, still time for some end of term excitement.
Happy Easter and here’s to six points from the two games.
Keep it loud keep it proud keep it SWINDON.