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Town had to be tough to eventually overcome Morecambe, after Kyle Knoyle was sent off in the 35th minute.

10 September 2018

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Swindon overcame Morecambe with ten men - Elijah Adebayo's solitary goal was enough to take all three points at the Globe Arena.

Matt Taylor was the most experienced player in a young back-four that managed to keep the Town’s first clean sheet of the season.

Taylor said it was a simple formula that got them the victory on Saturday.

“It’s organisation coupled with a desire to stop the opposition scoring and that’s all we did today.

“We don’t make it easy for ourselves, do we? When it was 11v11 we were dominating the game – and scored, quite rightly so, first. The win is obviously very pleasing but to get the first clean sheet of the season where we’ve deserved it, throwing our bodies on the line.”

Speaking about new signing Luke Woolfenden, Taylor hailed his performance alongside that of Sid Nelson and Ollie Lancashire, who came on after Kyle Knoyle’s sending off.

“I don’t think we expected to see him at right-back today but I think he’s covered himself in a lot of glory – he’s a big strong lad, ran forwards when he could, and had to, go forwards and defended very well.

“It was a young back four before Lancs came on – it’s pleasing for everyone at the club.

“We’ve given our travelling supporters, who came up in their numbers, something to go home with on the M6.”

The experienced left-back said that the team’s character and collectiveness was the most important thing but singled out Luke McCormick as the man who made the difference on the day.

“The manner in which we won the game is the most pleasing - it wasn’t about any individual, it was about the team. We have a very good group of men here who are pulling in the right direction this season.

“There were a couple of opportunities that they had where I must single Luke (McCormick) out who’s bided his time – he did really well today. He made a wonderful save in the first half – it was reactions of the highest order.

“It’s all to play for from now until Christmas time which is where you tend to get more of an idea of the league’s shape.

“Start of the season we were a little bit topsy turvy – a little up and down – in terms of two 3-2 wins. We’re a very happy dressing room coming away with a resolute 1-0 win.”

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