It’s Friday, so it must be time for the latest weekly review by BBC Devon’s Vic Morgan.
It was the shortest trip of the season for me. A little jaunt to Somerset would take less than an hour and a nice meal in the chippy before the game would start the day off well. Sometimes things don’t quite work out as you planned.
Because of traffic delays, it was a late arrival at Huish Park and no visit to the fast food outlet. Oh well, got there in time for the kick off and that’s the main thing. As for the traffic? It was because of a sad incident on the M5 which puts everything in perspective.
To be honest the first half was pretty poor. Swindon weren’t at their fluent best and fell behind to a James Hayter goal. It might be argued that Hayter shouldn’t have been on the pitch. Having previously been booked, he was involved in an incident which on another day may have brought a second yellow.
It was a game which featured many bizarre refereeing decisions. Frustration was evident from both sets of supporters at the constant whistling and lack of control from the match official. He didn’t have a good day.
Much better in the second half, the equaliser came from Andy Williams. A great finish against his former club. Despite having skipper Nathan Thompson sent off, Swindon looked the more likely to win against the Glovers. A point though was fair I thought and it kept the unbeaten run going. A day of traffic problems was then completed by an hour of waiting to get out of the car park. So a football match sandwiched in between two jams. A slightly different take on a well known snack.
Work prevented me from watching the home game against Rochdale. By all accounts I didn’t miss much. The Town’s undefeated run came to an end and they’re now in a run of three games without a win since the victory at Leyton Orient. A warning perhaps that this season has a few pitfalls for this talented Swindon squad.
There’s an immediate chance to recover at home to Colchester on Saturday. It’ll be interesting to see the team selection. Will it mean a change in formation, will the midfield return to form, or will the stutter continue? One thing is for sure it’s great to be watching football at the County Ground on a Saturday, it’s been a while.
Keep it loud, keep it proud, keep it Swindon.