Here’s a summary of the week’s events and a look ahead to the next seven days:
Town break 13-year wait for back-to-back opening league wins
Town’s victory over Carlisle on Saturday made it two wins from two in League Two – the first time the Robins have opened a league campaign with two wins on the trot since 2006.
Last week, Richie Wellens’ side travelleved to Scunthorpe and picked up their sixth consecutive opening-day win; however, they haven’t backed an opening day win up for 13 years. Goals from Jerry Yates, Zeki Fryers and Kaiyne Woolery ensured another three points despite the Cumbrians going ahead and mounting a late push for an equaliser.
Town’s two loanees were on either side of two-nil scorelines on Saturday. Luke Haines was on the right side of a two-goal win as Chippenham Town overcame big-spenders, Billericay Town in National League South.
Billericay boasted the threat of former Lincoln striker Matt Rhead but, after making the Vanarama National League South Team of the Week last time out, Haines protected his back four well again aiding a second consecutive clean sheet and three points for the Bluebirds.
Jacob Bancroft and Salisbury were on the receiving end of a defeat away at Chesham United. The young forward came on on 70 minutes with the Wiltshire side trailing already.
Wiltshire Air Ambulance gifted back-of-shirt sponsorship
Last week, Richie Wellens and his staff and squad visited Wiltshire Air Ambulance’s HQ in Trowbridge for a team photo with a twist.
Dressed in red and grey, with the changed shirt featuring the Air Ambulance’s logo on the back, Town welcomed Keith, a trainee critical care paramedic, into their annual snap.
The assembled squad were given a tour around the airbase and spoken to by a former semi-professional footballer whose life was saved by the Air Ambulance.
Town will be sponsoring Keith’s training alongside mainline sponsor, Imagine Cruising - Swindon Town fans can contribute towards the sponsorship of paramedic Keith by making a donation through a special link – simply visit www.wiltshireairambulance.co.uk/donate?campaign=SwindonTown
Colchester & Exeter on the road this week
Looking ahead to this week, Town have another batch of Tuesday night football – this time on the road – as they face Colchester in the Carabao Cup.
Details for Colchester:
Please note that, as of summer 2019, the JobServe Community Stadium is a cashless venue.
Details of how it works can be found on the website: https://www.cu-fc.com/tickets/cashless-stadium/
Whilst there are cash opportunities at the Ticket Office and in the away concourses, there will be some areas of the stadium that your fans visit that will be card only.
Supporters are reminded that the shuttle bus service from the train station came to a close in the summer of 2018.
Supporters are therefore recommended to catch a taxi from the train station, to catch the number 65 from the stops just outside of the stadium or to walk to the stadium (around 30 minutes walk).
Parking is available to book at the stadium car park for £6 per vehicle. This can be booked online at www.colutickets.com or by calling 01206 755161.
Allocated disabled parking is available at the same price but is in high demand, so advance booking on the above number is recommended.
However, all parking at the stadium is within short walking distance of the away end.
Alternatively, there is parking available at the nearby Colchester Park & Ride car park at £3 per car. If parking here, please leave the car park via the exit next to McDonald’s and walk back along Boxted Road to reach the stadium.
Food – such as sandwiches and snacks – and drink including alcohol is available at the Hot Shots café adjacent to main reception.
We now also have a Supporters Bar and Fanzone open next to main reception, which allows fans of both sides to mingle. We change the food on offer here ahead of each game, so please keep an eye on our website.
Both Hotshots and the Supporters Bar are cashless areas.
Tickets for both Colchester and Exeter City are available here.