Grimsby Town 0

Swindon Town 3

The week’s break appeared to work wonders for Swindon as they made the long trip to Grimsby and won comfortably by three goals – their first victory at Blundell Park for 16 years, writes Peter Mitchell . Town really do seem to have some consistency in their repertoire now, as this was their sixth league win in a row and maintained their three-point lead at the top of League 2.

Once again, an early goal set the pattern of play and Swindon totally dominated a Grimsby side who lacked confidence and were without a win for ten weeks. After the break the visitors appeared to take their foot off the gas somewhat, but the Mariners still didn’t manage a single shot until just before the hour mark.

That man Eoin Doyle opened the scoring yet again by finding the target for an incredible eighth consecutive match. This was no Goal of the Season candidate though, as Doyle’s slow-motion looping header should have been stopped easily by keeper McKeown – but they all count.

His more than capable strike partner Jerry Yates chipped in with a brace, the second of which was a superb finish. He made space at the corner of the 6-yard box and fired home from a tight angle.

Swindon’s superiority meant that fit again play-maker Lloyd Isgrove wasn’t needed, so he was left warming the bench until next Saturday, when Town face Ritchie Wellens’ former club Oldham Athletic at the County Ground. They then make a pre-Christmas shopping trip to Nailsworth, hoping to return with a gift by way of three important points against Forest Green Rovers.