Filling the long break…
It’s Friday, so it must be time for the latest weekly review by BBC Devon’s Vic Morgan
It seems like an age since Swindon Town played. No match last Saturday and no game this weekend. Talk about mid season breaks. I think we’ve had more than our fair share.
So what to do when there’s no Town match?
This week takes care if itself for me. Exeter City are at home to Morecambe on Saturday, so a quick trip to St.James’ Park. Then on Sunday, don’t forget to put your clocks forward an hour, off to Home Park, Plymouth to watch some of our lads in the England Under 20’s squad for the match up with the USA.
International recognition seems to be the thing for players with Swindon connections. Matt Ritchie has made his Scotland debut and had an assist in the winning goal against Northern Ireland. Congratulations to all concerned and long may it continue. Although can we please sort out the fixture list so our schedule isn’t messed about as much as this season.
As for last weekend? I travelled the short distance, about a quarter of a mile, to watch Swindon Town Ladies in their away game against Exeter City LFC.
It just so happens that City play in the village in which I live. It really is the shortest distance I’ve ever had to go to watch a Town team. It started well for Swindon. Meg Vella got the opener in a match which the visitors had to win to maintain their challenge at the top. Sadly it didn’t work out.
Exeter hit back to level just before the break and went on to win 3-1. It might have been different had Grecians ‘keeper Carley Barber not made several excellent saves. A fair result though and a decent game on a windy Sunday afternoon.
It’s the second time I’ve watched the Exeter Ladies team. The previous home fixture was a four-nil home defeat by Forest Green so they responded well. I know Swindon play their home games at Fairford’s Cinder Lane. Well worth catching when they play.
It’s annoying I know but congratulations to Aden Flint and his team for their Wembley win. It seems certain that they’re on their way to a cup and title double.
We have the chance to complete the double over them at Ashton Gate on the 7th of April. That’s a part of what promises to be a fantastic run in to the end of the season. Crucial games twice a week. Perhaps we need this break to prepare and that’s just the fans.
Keep it loud keep it proud keep it SWINDON.