Swindon Town 3 Morecambe 1

Richie Wellens thought this was Swindon Town's worst display of the season and there is no question that was the case in the second-half. More decent opposition would probably have come back from two goals down to win the game, writes Peter Mitchell.

It illustrates the unfathomable about the great game – how on earth can a team be so different just because they have had a cup of tea or a slice of orange at half-time!

Nevertheless, Swindon's impressive first-half performance gave them the three points that took them up to fifth in the table. Once again Eoin Doyle showed his sharpness up front with a brace, that took his tally to five goals in just four games. His new partner in attack Jerry Yates also scored on his return from suspension. After an indifferent debut against Cheltenham, full-back Tyler Reid was left out and Ellis Iandolo looked a capable replacement.

All three of Town’s goals were well taken, particularly Doyle’s headed second.

After racing into an early lead Town were pegged back after a needless error by Danny Rose. He had easy options to pass but decided to beat an opponent. He lost the ball and Morecambe made the most of it. Mr. Wellens, still banished to the stands, must have been kicking the club cat with rage!

Thankfully the Town attack was in a mercenary mood and at half time they held a commanding 3-1 lead. And that's how it remained at the end, despite Swindon's lethargic efforts.

After the break, for some reason the build ups were far too slow; lots of poor passes; and too much emphasis on retreating with the ball - totally opposite to the slick sharp display in the first 45 minutes.

Next week an interesting visit to Leyton Orient beckons. They have made a reasonable start on their return to the Football League and it’s the sort of game where even a point would be welcome to keep the momentum going. With the transfer deadline looming on Monday night it will be interesting to see whether there are any more coming and goings. The manager has said he is still looking for two or three more players, and Kyle Bennett apparently remains on the radar.