Swindon beat struggling Scunthorpe 2-0 in an instantly forgettable game that saw the Town extend their lead at the top of League Two to three points, with the bonus of having a game in hand, writes Peter Mitchell.

Meanwhile, Exeter and Crewe shared points and Plymouth now move into the third automatic promotion spot.

Unfortunately, full back Rob Hunt was missing with a ham string issue and midfielder Jordan Liden has an ankle injury that will now keep him out for the remainder of the season.

For once there was no sign of wind at the County Ground, and maybe this was a problem that took some getting used to. The Iron came to frustrate and did a good job for most of the game. Interestingly they still managed more shots on target, but thankfully most were of the woeful variety.

So many passes were going astray from Swindon that you felt maybe they were allowing for the non-existent breeze!

The Town came closest when a superb free kick from Paul Caddis struck the bar. Caddis was easily my Man of the Match with his endeavour and quality. The breakthrough came a few minutes before the break when Eoin Doyle headed home from Diallang Jaiyesimi’s cross. I thought it was convincingly put into the net by a visiting defender, but once again the Irishman got the credit.

The points were sealed after 77 minutes when, after a delightful through ball from Michael Doughty, Doyle finished cleverly, to make up for a glaring miss a little earlier.

Keshi Anderson made a welcome return when he came on as a late sub for twenty minutes, and I‘d be surprised if he didn’t make the starting line-up for Saturday’s local derby.

Swindon have now won ten of their last eleven home games – and have completely turned around their home form from the erratic results we had become used to over the past several seasons.

Post-match, manager Richie Wellens confirmed he has now signed his contract extension and is looking forward to “exciting times” in the next three and a half years that he has committed to. He says he will be disappointed if the Town aren’t at least among the play-off places at the top of League One, by the time his new tenure is complete.