Swindon Town 1 v Cambridge United 0

By Peter Mitchell

Swindon returned to winning ways with a single goal victory in a tight game at in-form Cambridge United.

This may not have been a pretty performance by the Town, as they ground out an important result, but I’m sure they will have to dig deep on several more similar occasions this season if they are going climb out of this league.

In an otherwise unchanged line-up from the disaster on Tuesday night, Zeki Fryers replaced the injured Mathieu Baudry in the centre of defence.

The only goal came on 27 minutes when Ellis Iandolo produced superb individual skills to waltz his way through the home defence and leave Jerry Yates to prod the ball home.

Luke McCormick atoned for his faux pas last time out with a very solid display and a couple of vital saves in the first half.

Referee Wright should have given Reggie Lambe the chop, with a second yellow after his foul on Lloyd Isgrove, but he chickened out. A dismissal would have meant an easier final half hour for Swindon to endure.

Towards the end, with both Kaiyne Woolery and Eoin Doyle injured, and the rest of the team running on empty, it looked as though an equaliser could come. However, the Cambridge attack, that had been pretty toothless all afternoon, weren’t good enough to spoil Swindon’s day out, and they remain undefeated on the road in five league games.

Dion Conroy is proving outstanding as a footballing central defender and Swindon’s resilience today should have erased all trace of their midweek disappointment. With Keshi Anderson substituted early for injury, and several others struggling, it is fortuitous there is no game until seventh placed Newport County visit next Saturday. County are always fierce opposition, but to date the Town have performed better against those in the top half of the table.

Interesting news this week was the rumoured offer to buy the club from an American consortium for £7 million. The Chairman seemed genuinely to know nothing about this development and yet the media had managed to name the third party, and provide additional details of the proposed deal. Anyway, I think I can now sleep more peacefully after Lee Power’s response, and banish for now those nightmare visions of the Town playing as Swindon Sizzlers at the Stars and Stripes County Ground!