Leyton Orient 1 Swindon Town 3

Same final scoreline as last week and, by all accounts, a similar dynamic first half display by Swindon Town, who are now in fourth place and remain unbeaten away after four road trips. With Exeter still topping the table, and Cheltenham in sixth place, the points gained in the previous two away games look even more encouraging, writes Peter Mitchell.

Swindon are gaining a reputation for fast starters with their three goals again coming before the interval. Thankfully this week Swindon continued to dominate after their tea break, with Orient really only applying serious pressure for the final twenty minutes. Even then Town always looked dangerous on the counter attack and could have added more.

For the third trip in a row Swindon took over 1,300 supporters away and boosted Orient’s attendance to over 7,000.

Apart from the overall performance the other pleasing sign was that, even though Eoin Doyle for once didn’t get on the score sheet, his attacking partners Jerry Yates and Keshi Anderson again showed they are more than capable in supporting him. Anderson had another excellent game as did Ellis Iandolo at left wing back. It will be interesting to see Richie Wellens choice once defender Zeki Fryers is fit again.

Monday saw two late loan signings before the transfer window closed, in the shape of experienced midfielder Anthony Grant (Shrewsbury) and young German goalkeeper Steven Benda (Swansea). Looking at the squad now, other than perhaps another back-up in central defence, the line-up seems more than capable of maintaining the very good start to the season.

Two home games next – firstly the tricky Macclesfield on Saturday followed by Colchester United on the Tuesday afterwards. Both these teams have made average starts to the season but Swindon must now look to maximise their home advantage to stay in a prime position. If you haven’t been to the County Ground lately, you should make the effort and, hopefully, enjoy the snappy entertaining football that is on the menu this season.