Bury................ 1

Swindon........ 3

Town Flier by Peter Mitchell

As I was abroad this week my original intention was not to write any comments.

However, unexpectedly I found that I was able to watch most of the Bury v Swindon Town game live, and what a bonus that turned out to be.

I had a feeling Town might rise to the occasion and rise they certainly did.

This was a superb football match with constant counter attacking play from both sides - real end to end stuff - and a wonderful advert for League Two football.

Town were at their high flying hosts from the off and should have had a penalty after only three minutes following a frantic piece of defending in the Bury six yard box. Kaiyne Woolery didn't have to wait too long before putting Swindon in front, and then added another shortly after the break.

Bury, were defending an unbeaten run of 14 league games, stretching back to Boxing Day, and their joy following a quick equaliser would prove to be short-lived.

This was turning into probably Town's most impressive performance of the season, especially considering the quality of the opposition, and they deservedly sealed all three points when Theo Robinson converted an easy chance near the end.

Now of course the pressure is back on Swindon with just seven games to go.

Realistically only Forest Green Rovers and Exeter City, in sixth and seventh places respectively, can be caught.

Their target must be local rivals, Rovers, who now lie just four points ahead, but having played a game more than the Town.

However the momentum lies with Swindon and it does show how easily that gap can be closed with just a couple of wins and other results going your way.

All seven of their remaining games are against lower placed sides, although that is of dubious advantage.

Nevertheless a home win against Yeovil next Saturday will have a couple of the play off sides beginning to look very closely, and nervously, over their shoulders.