Fans' view by Peter Mitchell.

Swindon made the long trek to Brunton Park on Saturday, accompanied by more than 500 faithful fans. Everyone must have been relatively satisfied with the result when Town shared a draw with Carlisle in a pretty drab and unexciting 1-1 draw.

Honours were fairly even all round in yet another game marred by a very strong wind. Both sides had the bulk of possession when the wind was at their backs, and each could only muster four shots on target, with both goalies saving one shot with their legs.

Swindon again took an early lead after ten minutes when defender Rarmani Edmonds-Green volleyed home off the chest of a Carlisle defender.

After the break Swindon failed to make the most of the wind advantage, and the resulting territorial supremacy, and created very little.

Once again, they fell foul of a set piece. On the hour mark, from a corner, defender Aaron Hayden, completely unmarked and unchallenged, headed home from close range. Swindon’s BFG protested he had been impeded, but there seemed little to complain about.

Then, at the death, Benda almost lost it for the Town when he dropped a cross, and it was hastily cleared to save his blushes.

This was an uninspired performance by each side, so a point a piece seemed a fair reward.

Both Exeter and Crewe with late winning goals are now Town’s chief rivals, after Plymouth were surprisingly trounced at Colchester. Forest Green Rovers seem to lurch from one bad result to the next, so I think they can safely be discarded now as potential title challengers.

Next week Swindon face a tough midweek game away to Northampton followed by a weekend home clash with the unpredictable Scunthorpe United, when it will be interesting to see how many of the huge crowd who attended the Exeter game decide to give it another go. If you haven’t watched the Robins yet this season you should come along. This Swindon team is most certainly the best footballing side, and the most entertaining one, since the days of Di Canio, eight years ago.