Former BBC Wiltshire commentator Vic Morgan writes his latest blog for TheWashbag.com…
Don’t know about you but I don’t leave games before the final whistle.
I’ve lost count of the times I’ve seen people exit the ground before the end of the match. I’ve never understood it. Even when things seem hopeless you just never know. Certainly it seems to me in recent times that we’re almost guaranteed a late show at a Swindon game.
It was another late winner against Blackpool after similar happenings over the last couple of months. Of course, one of them, I know, happened to be a Barnsley goal, but hey you can’t have everything.
Saturday’s victory over Blackpool was another come from behind win. The Tangerines taking advantage of non existent marking to score early, it meant another topsy turvey ninety minutes.
Of course the fixture also featured a hat trick from Nicky Ajose. If ever a striker has the knack of being in the right place at the right time it’s our top scorer. For most of the game he appears to be on the periphery of the action, but always working hard to get into scoring scoring positions. Twenty goals in a season is usually what a forward aims for. Well he’s closing in on that and seems certain to push towards twenty five or even more.
The goals at the weekend were perfect in the ways of a predatory front man. There for the goalkeeping error, there for the excellent Brad Barry cross and there with the individual finish to wrap things up. Really top stuff. Of course he’ll want to add to his tally at former club Peterborough this weekend.
Usually things happen when these two sides meet. You might remember the 5-4 game at London Road a few years back. Bonkers just bonkers. Even though the Town lost, it was cracking entertainment and a real throw back to the days of non stop mistake ridden football.
What Swindon will want is a third win on the bounce. Ten more points should be enough to banish any thoughts of the dreaded drop. Another win will increase the chances of a top ten finish, which this side is more than capable of. Always good fun at the Posh, looking forward to it.
During the week I went along to St.James’ Park to watch Exeter City take on the side from along the A420. Living close to the city it’s always a pleasure to watch the Grecians when the Town aren’t playing. Except on this occasion. It’s difficult to say this as a Swindon fan, but the team from the Kassam look a good bet for promotion. They’re a solid hard working outfit and it seems certain we’ll have a couple of local derbies next season.
One other happening this week has been the releasing of the season ticket prices for next term. Seems fair to me that they’ve been frozen again. I’ll be renewing before the early bird cut off point of the beginning of April. It means another season of watching the Town for about fifteen quid a game. Decent value as far as I’m concerned.
As always keep it loud keep it proud keep it SWINDON!
Nice one Vic! No. I’ve never left a match before the end.. whatever the score. (We pay a good price now in any case so we better get as long as we possibly can for our money!)
btw – do you remember the days when one could change ends at half time?? we’d just walk from the Town end to Stratton Bank or vice-versa & then we could always shout on the Team from behind them. Of course if you changed around at half time to be behind the goal we were attacking you could always see all of Town’s goals! Nobody would stop you because you could just walk from one stand to another.
You paid your 2/6d or whatever & took your choice!