A week to forget at STFC…
It’s Friday, so it must be time for the latest weekly review by BBC Devon’s Vic Morgan
What a horrible week it was!
There was much optimism leading up to the game with MK Dons and a reasonably sized crowd turned up. We should have known how it would go when Wes Foderingham did what Wes does and made several excellent saves early on.
Still, we had our moments so every reason to expect something from the second half after a goalless first period.
How wrong those expectations were. It’s fair to say Swindon were outplayed by MK who looked strong and powerful and for the second time this season did a job on us.
Certainly the second half didn’t make for pleasurable viewing whether at the ground or later on the TV recording. So much so that I couldn’t watch the play back after the first half. Why put yourself through it? T
hat might have put automatic promotion a bit far out of reach, especially with Preston on a seemingly never ending run of victories. Still it’s been a great season so far and every reason to hope it still will be.
A sunny Bank Holiday Monday was spent watching Exeter City maintain their play off bid with a win over Newport. Several Swindon connections of course. Notably Miles Storey.
Our on loan player made only a fleeting appearance towards the end and couldn’t really change the shape of the game. Former Town loanee Lee Holmes was influential for City, as was ex Swindon midfielder Ryan Harley who scored the second of two Exeter goals from the penalty spot.
It’ll be nice to think that there’s a Wembley double in the offing in the League One and Two play offs.
So to Tuesday and a trip to Ashton Gate. I’m hoping that any play off matches will not be televised after this game. It appears that the cameras have taken away any luck that might have been afforded the Town’s way.
The woodwork and saves from the goalkeeper denied Swindon in a much improved performance. I’m not saying the home side were lucky to win because that wouldn’t be true but we were definitely not three goals worse than them.
All in all it wasn’t a pleasurable night. The atmosphere was pretty unpleasant and I’m glad we’re not playing them again this season. They’ll obviously be in a higher league next term. They’ve been top most of the campaign so that’s fair enough. Can’t say it’s a place I like going to though.
It’s Peterborough this weekend.
Ironically Mark Cooper’s one hundredth game in charge of the Town comes against the side who sacked him several seasons back. Dare say he’d love to get a victory against them like at London Road earlier this term. I’d just love a win thanks.
Still onwards and upwards and still a lot to be thankful for. Just imagine how it feels to be a Blackpool fan right now.
Keep it loud keep it proud keep it SWINDON!