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9 September 2019

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Here’s a summary of the week’s events and a look ahead to the next seven days:

Town go back-to-back with scintillating victory over the O’s

Richie Wellens’ side produced one of the best performances in recent memory in front of over 1,350 away fans as Swindon beat Leyton Orient 3-1 at Brisbane Road.

From the off and to a man, Town were electric. Despite not getting a goal as early as they had done in their previous two Saturdays, the visitors completely dominated the opening stages and midway through the first period were rewarded with the lead.

After hitting the wall with a free-kick, Keshi Anderson picked up the second ball and curled an effort, whether cross or shot, towards the far post. Dean Brill waited for a touch that never came and the ball sailed into the corner.

The next goal came through an unlikely source and was just as fortuitous. Isgrove meandered past three or four Orient defenders from left-to-right and laid Rob Hunt off. His cross deflected into the top corner wrongfooting Brill once again.

Jerry Yates’ fourth goal in as many games was much more thought-through two minutes later in one of the best halves of football in recent Robin memory as Town headed into half-time with a three-goal lead.

Jordan Maguire-Drew pulled one back for Orient but the visitors stood firm to win their second game on the bounce.

Isgrove praises the fans

Lloyd Isgrove got his sixth assist of the season so far and said that the away support has been incredible since he joined.

“My name hasn’t been sung like that before – the fans have been excellent.

“They’ve followed us at home, and they’ve followed us away. To give them the performances to make them sing like that is really good.

“On a personal note, it’s really nice to have them singing my name like they did at the end.

“It’s a team game, we’re all working for each other. Saturday wasn’t about me or any individual, it was a collective performance.

Loan Watch

It was an incredible weekend for Luke Haines at Chippenham Town who played ten minutes in goal for the Bluebirds.

After the Town goalkeeper was sent off for a shove on a Tonbridge Angels forward, Haines volunteered to go in between the sticks for the resulting penalty and the remaining ten minutes.

He was sent the wrong way for the spot-kick but managed to help his team-mates record another victory in Vanarama South National League.

You can watch the goals and the inicident here.

Ralph Graham got his first 90 minutes of the season as Highworth Town progressed the first round of FA Cup qualifying. The Worthians beat Exmouth Town 4-2 with ex-Town striker, Sol Pryce on the scoresheet too.

Jacob Bancroft came on in the 56th minute for Salisbury in their 3-2 win over Thatcham Town – he was booked ten minutes into his appearance but helped the Southern Premier side to a well-fought victory.

Jermaine McGlashan got an hour for Chesterfield as they were beaten 2-1 by Bromley – John Sheridan’s side are struggling in the National League after another defeat leaves them bottom of the division.

Town need your support in two home games in four days

It’s quickfire home games for Richie Wellens’ side this week as they face Macclesfield and Colchester on Saturday and Tuesday, respectively this week.

Town will be hoping to continue their tip-top form with six points from their outings at SN1 over the week.

You can buy your tickets here.

More content than ever…

As usual you can find plenty of content on Town’s website and social feeds but if that’s not enough, you can check these out.

The Loathed Stranger Podcast analyses the atmosphere, the press, and all the action.

BBC Wiltshire’s Talk of the Town reviews Saturday’s win over Orient.

Reaction, report and images from an incredible away day with the Adver. 

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