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Port Vale 0-3 Swindon Town - Four Things

What We Learned From Saturday's Success

30 October 2017

Swindon Town put on a fine show to record an impressive 3-0 victory away at Port Vale in the Sky Bet League Two on Saturday.

We've picked out four things we learned from the win...


Matty Taylor has earned quite the reputation for stunning goals and outstanding free-kicks throughout his illustrious career.

And, despite the fact that he will be celebrating his 36th birthday next month, he showed no signs of slowing down on Saturday after producing an all-action display. 

A fine performance was capped off with a trademark free-kick too, with Taylor setting his side on the way to a vital victory with a superb strike. 

Not a bad day at the office!


Christmas is fast approaching and, if current form is anything to go by, then the travelling Town faithful will have plenty of opportunity to belt out the classic terrace chant throughout the festive period. 

Swindon's success at Vale Park means that they now proudly own the best away record in English football with six wins from their eight league games on the road.

That is a remarkable achivement and, with the home form starting to improve, Dave Flitcroft's side really are starting to look like a force to be reckoned with in this division. 


Matt Preston has already established himself as a key figure in this Town side, despite only arriving at SN1 at the end of September. 

He has brought a real calmness to the backline and his partnership with Olly Lancashire has played a key role in the Reds keeping two clean sheets in their last five games. 

In-fact, Swindon have only let in four goals during the month of October and the performances of Reice Charles Cook in goal and Ben Purkiss and Matt Taylor, alongside Lancashire and Preston, have been a big reason why. 


The 3-0 win at Port Vale was the perfect example of the quality that is littered throughout Town's 26-man squad. 

Both Paul Mullin and Kellan Gordon came off the bench to score within seconds of being on the pitch, while Timi Elsnik also made his return from injury to produce a real classy display in the middle of the park. 

That will only be a positive for Dave Flitcroft who will no doubt be delighted to have so many options at his disposal. 

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