Looking back over the last week at SN1.
Doughty double helps Town rescue draw against Lincoln
Town’s 2-2 daw with Lincoln was the cliched game that had everything – two red cards, penalties, goalmouth scrambles and great goals.
The first flashpoint of the game came when Bruno Andrade petulantly stamped on Kyle Knoyle’s foot and was shown a red card by referee Ben Toner.
Shortly after, Jason Shackell opened the scoring for ten-man Lincoln – his volley deflected off Matty Taylor and past Lawrence Vigouroux.
And the numerically-diminished Imps made it two before half-time – Shay McCartan spectacularly volleyed past Lawrence Vigouroux just before half-time.
Town halved the deficit early in the first half – Keshi Anderson was felled and half-time substitute Michael Doughty stepped up and maintained his 100% record from the spot this season.
After he’d rolled the ball home, Imps defender, Shackell appeared to say something to the referee that wasn’t on and he was sent off, leaving the visitors with nine-men for the majority of the second half.
The home side had wave after wave of attacks but couldn’t find a way past the Lincoln defence and Josh Vickers in goal until the 85th minute. Doughty received the ball on the edge of the box, shaped to shoot to the far corner but caressed the ball to the near post instead giving the Imps’ keeper the eyes for the second time.
Under-18s go back-to-back
Swindon’s youngsters made it two wins on the trot with a win over Exeter City’s academy last Wednesday.
Sonny Haynes made it three goals in two games after he had contributed with a strike in the 2-1 win over Forest Green four days earlier. Mass Giamattei got the other goal that day.
The Under-18s will be in action at Stanley Park in a friendly against Fulham.
New Recruits settle in
Town have already made three new additions to the squad since the opening of the transfer window – ahead of last week’s game against Macclesfield, Ben House and Canice Carroll joined up before Ali Koiki signed on-loan from Burnley on Thursday.
Carroll and Koiki featured in Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Lincoln.
Will Henry was in fine form for Swindon Supermarine who prevailed 3-0 winners against Staines Town - his first clean sheet of the new year with the club.