Crewe-sing at the County Ground

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

Don’t know about you, but I was shocked by Crewe’s performance last Saturday. Usually a team that likes to play football, our fellow railway team came, saw and kind of rolled over.

Even after Yaser Kasim’s superb opener the visitors showed little stomach for the fight. It made for a rather tedious contest. No fault of Swindon’s of course. The Town dominated and deservedly won. It would’ve been nice to see a competitive game though and the visitors supporters can’t have been happy making their way home. However three points to push Swindon into the top six has to be good and it continues the decent start to the season.

It was then onto the League Cup and the visit of Brighton.

A bright opening to the game threatened the Seagulls goal and it looked a likely shock. Then came a thunderbolt. One of the best goals seen at the County Ground in many a match. A ball from the left, a first time volley from distance and Brighton were in front. It was something to admire and many Town fans showed their appreciation.

So how would the Town react? Well in style is the answer. Some superb football led to a deserved equaliser just after the break from Louis Thompson. It was great to watch. Sadly even thought the quality was good, the result eventually went away from us despite a magnificent Kasim midfield display capped off with his second goal in two games.

The big worry though is the effect of the game on this weekend. Injuries will leave Swindon depleted for the visit of Coventry. There’s also a suspension for skipper Nathan Thompson after his rather pointless dismissal in the last minute of extra time. Just how depleted we’ll find out Saturday afternoon. I’m guessing though, that Nathan is regretting the challenge which saw him sent off and Brighton get a fourth.

The ups and downs of football have once again been highlighted by another managerial sacking. Two months ago most were shocked by the appointment of former Town full back Dave Hockaday as head coach of Leeds. An up for him, followed by this weeks down. It’s not for me to comment on another clubs dealings, but it all seems rather bizarre at Elland Road.

So the Sky Blues are here Saturday.

Keep it loud, keep it proud, keep it Swindon.

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