SWINDON travelled to Meadow Lane on Tuesday night hoping to extend their run of away league wins to four, writes Peter Mitchell.

The last time this was achieved was in the spring of 2010, in the Billy Paynter/Charlie Austin era, when Austin scored in all four matches.

Town lined up with one change from the victorious side at Luton, with midfielder Matt Taylor replacing James Dunne who had gone down with a sudden late bug.

Notts County were generally well on top in the first half, playing quick direct football and Swindon created few chances.

County appeared to be able to counter all Town's moves comfortably and went ahead on 32 minutes when, after a home free kick, Olly Lancashire was deemed to have fouled striker Jon Stead, who got up to score the resulting penalty. Swindon were brighter in the second half when they replaced the off-form Kaiyne Woolery with young Derby loanee Kellan Gordon but they were still unable to carve out many goal scoring opportunities.

Near the end substitute Harry Smith gave County a few problems with his height and saw a late header tipped over the bar by home keeper Collin.

Right at the death Town almost grabbed a point when Gordon fired against the post after a goalmouth melee following a Chris Hussey free kick.

So Swindon suffered their first defeat on the road this season and Notts County moved up to second place in League Two.

It was disappointing after a great win on Saturday but, once again, it is early days for this Town team and inconsistency is inevitable.

There will now be added pressure to get their first home three points against Stevenage at the weekend.