Getting the point
It’s Friday, so it must be time for the latest blog by BBC Devon’s Vic Morgan.
It’s a strange feeling having watched a defeat but not been too disappointed.
That was the feeling as the supporters bus left Crawley last Saturday. The old familiar routine of getting up early for an away match resumed at the weekend. It meant a trip round several motorways and the similar amount of traffic jams. A wait outside the turnstiles was filled with some amusement at the Old Trafford result, the JPT draw and why pyjamas have pockets. To be frank there’s little else to do at Crawley.
So to the game. Swindon played some great football, were all but dominant, but somehow failed to come away with a draw. Hence my opening phrase. The justice of the penalty award was difficult to judge in the away end. However it came after sustained Town pressure and a couple of brilliant saves from the home goalkeeper.
Swindon’s inability to defend to the quick counter led to the decisive goal and the turning point. Even so, having lost Louis Thompson to a red card, Swindon still ran the game and showed enough to suggest a half decent campaign. One thing was evident though and that was the lack of a killer touch when on top. A game that should have been won comfortably, was lost. How damaging that will prove, we’ll have to wait and see.
That also appeared to be a problem on Tuesday at Gillingham. By all accounts Swindon should again have won the match, but came within seconds of losing it. Good to see Andy Williams get on the scoresheet and hopefully that’ll give him the boost that will benefit him and the team. Because of work I missed the trip to the Priestfield, but from those that were there the message is clear. We should have won. A point away from home though is always welcome.
This weekend it’s our fellow railway town Crewe who pay us a visit. Should be a good game between two teams who play the right way.
Good to see that Coventry look like returning to the Ricoh. All Town fans will remember that venue with fondness. The last minute winner. The huge away support. It was a great day.
One question remains though, why are there pockets in pyjamas?
Keep it loud, keep it proud, keep it Swindon.