It’s Friday, so it must be time for the latest weekly review by BBC Devon’s Vic Morgan
What a week! Six points from two away matches and the Swindon Town promotion bandwagon rolls on.
The past few days has also seen several of the Town squad get international recognition. That’s a fantastic honour for them and also for Swindon’s performances this season. It means yet another Saturday fixture has had to be rearranged.
While I applaud the selections, I find the constant disruption to the schedule frustrating to say the least. Wouldn’t it be better to leave international weekends free when the fixtures are set up?
Everybody would know where they are and fans wouldn’t have to rearrange days off from work etc. to attend the games at a new date. I know I’m being a bit naive thinking that how it affects supporters matters, but it should. Leave the dates blank and we know where we are.
Having said that, it’s incredible that so many players representing our team are given international recognition. Ok some of them won’t have Swindon next to their name but their parent club, but it’s still great.
To the week’s action then. Couldn’t have gone much better could it? In truth the game at Port Vale wasn’t a classic but it was a performance that a promotion winning team produces. To grind out a result is just what you need at this time of the campaign.
An early goal was followed by a gritty defensive display and a fantastic example of goalkeeping by Wes Foderingham. There are several players in the squad who might turn out to be Town greats. Wes is already one.
Three days later it was Doncaster. A place where Swindon never win. Not until Tuesday that is. By all accounts it was another more than competent away victory. It’s something we’re beginning to take for granted now. A win not only at Donny but also in the much maligned Purple, Pink, Lilac kit, is a massive three points.
So no game it seems for weeks now. My fix of Swindon Town will come this weekend when the club’s ladies side play Exeter City. It just so happens that City play their games in my Devon village of Exminster. It’ll be a short walk to the St.Martin’s ground and there you go. Looking forward to it.
Whatever you’re up to, enjoy and watch the results come in. Let’s hope they go our way.
Keep it loud keep it proud keep it SWINDON!