Here’s a summary of the week’s events and a look ahead to the next seven days:
TOWN PICK UP A POINT AT CHELTENHAM
Eoin Doyle’s double had Swindon leading the (other) Robins twice on Saturday afternoon but goals from Chris Hussey and Luke Varney, all in the first half, had Town pegged back.
The offside flag, once again, frustrated Richie Wellens’ side this time disallowing Mathieu Baudry’s header midway through the second half which ultimately forced them to settle for the 2-2 draw.
Michael Doughty saw red late on for a reckless tackle just inside the opposition half.
FIRST FREE WEEK
Swindon’s hectic early-season schedule comes to a relative breather this week as the Robins have their first Tuesday night off since the season started.
Wellens’ side have played every Tuesday, in various competitions over the last three weeks but have their first break from that.
Town’s first Tuesday in August saw Chelsea Under-21s visit the County Ground before a trip to Colchester in the Carabao Cup the following week.
Last week, Town’s luck was out with the officials failing to spot a clear offside goal that cost them the game. Former Town striker, Andy Williams was the benefactor in Swindon’s third Tuesday night on the trot.
Luke Haines continued his ever-presence in the Chippenham Town midfield – the Swindon academy graduate helped his side to another clean sheet and a win over Weymouth in National League South.
It was the Bluebirds’ third clean sheet in six games and keeps them in the top half of the division going into the bank holiday Monday fixture.
Jermaine McGlashan was in action for Chesterfield in the National League as they took on Barrow at home. Glash was involved in the his side’s opening goal as he was brought down for the penalty that resulted in the Spireites opening goal.
John Sheridan’s side led twice but had to settle for a 2-2 draw against the Lake District side.
FROM THE ACADEMY
It was a winless weekend for the academy who have started their season well – both the Under-18s and the Under-16s hosted Yeovil with Dave Farrell’s 18s falling to a 3-1 defeat.
The Under-16s were held to an entertaining 3-3 draw. They travel to AFC Bournemouth this weekend.
SWINDON BACK IN SN1 AGAINST MORECAMBE
Town return home this weekend hoping to end the month with three points against Morecambe at the County Ground.
After the opening home game saw heavy winds and the FanZone closed, we expect to see the FanZone open for business this weekend with 120 bottles of Arkell’s beer ready for the first 120 of-age fans through the gate.
You can buy your tickets here.