Do Swindon Want This Play-Off Spot

Coming away from Saturday’s game it was a sense of déjà vu when a last minute equaliser was scored by Charlton’s Nicky Bailey and it felt like a defeat. This is the 2nd time in a week where Swindon have lead in the last 5 minutes of the game and come out with just a point. Last week it was Southend 2-0 up in 11 minutes and conceded 2 goals in the 85 and 93rd Minutes. 2 lapses of concentration have cost Swindon 4 points in the last 2 games; it seems that the 3-0 win over Leeds was many moons ago.

If only football games this season were 85 minutes long I am happy to say that Swindon would be in the top 2 in League. 8 times I have counted this season where Swindon have thrown away leads in the last minute and I think I have been at most of the games. Oldham, Wycombe, Exeter twice, Milwall, Charlton twice and away at Southend are the teams that have scored near the end against the Robins. It has a feel of here we go again. I had a feeling on Saturday game against Charlton when the 5 minutes added time board went up that Charlton would get the equaliser because all the pressure on the Town goal it was bound to happen as Swindon went to a  4-5-1 formation to soak up the pressure and it did not happen and then Nicky Bailey popped up to add more woes.

To all the Swindon fans that booed at the final whistle yesterday shame on you, last week booing at Southend was un called for and yesterday against Charlton it was just stupidity. Yes it was frustrating that it was another 2 points dropped but the club is 6th in League 1 and Manager Danny Wilson is building a really good squad and unbeaten in the league since the Bristol Rovers debacle.

With important games coming up against Oldham, Huddersfield, Carlisle and Stockport to come, 3 of those are at home. Swindon need to churn out these draws into wins, because this playoff spot could be slipping as Huddersfield and Millwall are on the tail coats of Swindon.

Written By Scot Munroe