A Doughty Response…
Former BBC Wiltshire commentator Vic Morgan writes his latest blog for TheWashbag.com…
After games without goals and a few set backs, there’s no better way to get back on track than a hefty away win.
Doesn’t matter who the opposition is, a 4-1 win on your opponents ground is a fine achievement. It’s difficult to understand why Colchester are in such a difficult position. After all they have some talented players on their books and dominated the early stages of last Saturday’s game. The fact is though, if you don’t take your chances you don’t get the win.
From Swindon’s point of view though, once Nicky Ajose had got the opener there was only one team likely to take the three points. To be fair, some fine saves from Lawrence Vigouroux also prevented the home side from taking the lead.
I wonder how many points the on loan goalkeeper has helped the Town gain over the season? Let’s hope we can sign him permanently at some stage. Lawrence is certainly a fine replacement for Wes Foderingham, currently enjoying being a Ranger north of the border.
While Ajose got the first two Swindon goals, loanee Michael Doughty weighed in with a brace too. Fine finishes they were as well. There’s no doubt that the QPR midfielder is a more than useful addition to the Town engine room.
So a great away win and a happy bunch of supporters making their way back to Wiltshire and beyond.
What we want now of course is a home win to add to it. It seems an age since we last played at the County Ground. That defeat by Barnsley was frustrating to say the least and a win against Blackpool would help erase that particular dreary ninety minutes.
Of course it would also mean reversing that disappointing trip to Bloomfield Road towards the end of last year. Anyone who saw that game will know that it wasn’t one of Swindon’s best away performances of the campaign.
At the time Blackpool were struggling to find any sort of form. Against a background of demonstrations and a split between owners and fans, the Tangerines were able to take the victory.
For those of us with long memories, i.e. Old, will feel a little sad about Blackpool’s recent decline. I remember being crammed into the Town End in 1970 to see a top of the table clash between the teams in the, at the time, Second Division. Arthur Horsfield gave the Town the lead, before Blackpool forced an equaliser. Quite a game which included legendary full back Jimmy Armfield in the visitors team.
While sympathising with this weeks opposition, I’ll have no similar feelings on Saturday. A win is what we want please.
As always keep it loud keep it proud keep it SWINDON!