Here’s a summary of the week’s events and a look ahead to the next seven days:
Town start the season in style
The main story from last week was, of course, the opening day of the season and Swindon maintained an enviable record as they overcame Scunthorpe at Glanford Park, winning their sixth opening day in a row.
Manchester City are the only team in England to better it.
Second-half goals from Jerry Yates and Keshi Anderson came on the break as the Robins soaked up Scunthorpe pressure and countered quickly.
Eight debutants appear in Scunthorpe win
Six starters, and two off the bench ensured another record was broken for Swindon, as far as we can tell. Four new players were part of Richie Wellens’ defensive unit, if you include defensive midfielder, Jordan Lyden, who protected the back four remarkably well.
Mathieu Baudry, Rob Hunt and Zeki Fryers all started the game in defence with Dan Ballard, on-loan from Arsenal coming on to sure things up late on.
In the attacking third, Lloyd Isgrove got off to a flying start in a Town shirt setting up fellow debutant Jerry Yates his first goal in Swindon red. Latest addition, Diallang Jaiyesimi came off the bench in a cameo appearance late on.
Luke Haines started for Chippenham Town and received the man of the match award for his diligent protection of the Bluebirds’ back four in their opening day draw against St. Albans.
Haines, recently graduated from the Town academy, and was sent on-loan to the National League South to gain valuable match experience. The game ended in a 0-0 draw.
Jacob Bancroft came off the bench for Salisbury as they won 2-0 against Poole Town.
Both Town’s Under-18s and Under-16s won closely fought affairs against Bristol Rovers at the weekend. The senior academy side overcame their Gas counterparts 2-0 thanks to an own-goal and a strike from Harry Parsons.
Chelsea Under-21 visit in the EFL Trophy
Almost a year on from a forgettable opening fixture against Chelsea’s youth side, the young Blues return to the County Ground as Town kick-off their EFL Trophy campaign for 2019/20.
Ticket prices are below:
Over 65 / Student £5
Under 21 £5
Under 18 £5
Under 11 £2
Wheelchair / Disabled £5