We make the trip to the County Ground tomorrow to take on Swindon Town as our league campaign rolls on. With the game just a day away, we look back at times we have travelled to the Robins.
Past Five encounters with Swindon: LLDWL
Our last visit to the Robins:
Sky Bet League Two, County Ground, Saturday 25th January 2020: Swindon Town 3-0 Port Vale
It took 25 minutes for the first real chance to arrive in this one when Diallang Jaiyesimi came close to breaking the deadlock for the hosts. The midfielder weaved his way into the Vale box, unleashing a strike which Scott Brown did well to parry at his near post, and Rob Hunt came close on the follow up when he struck his effort onto the top of the crossbar.
Woolery was causing the Vale havoc as we approached the half-hour mark, and Brown had to be alert once more to keep the scores level. This time he received the ball down the right-hand side and cut inside onto that left foot, and his effort looked to be sneaking in at the near post, but Brown read it well to send it behind for a corner.
With five minutes left of the first-half, Swindon took the lead through Jaiyesimi. He picked the ball up on the right and he proceeded to cut inside and unleash a strike which managed beat Brown courtesy of a deflection off Leon Legge.
On the stroke of half-time the home side doubled their advantage through Hallam Hope. A fine ball was fizzed across the box and Robins’ debutant was positioned to fire into an empty net to make it 2-0.
The Valiants made a bright start to the second-half, with Cullen coming close to halving the deficit. Cristian Montano picked out Scott Burgess who was making a surging run through the middle, he took an excellent first touch and teed up Cullen who couldn’t divert his effort on target.
Just before the hour-mark, Swindon’s constant pressure once again paid off as they made it three, and there was nothing Brown could do about this one as Michael Doughty curled a free-kick over the wall and in, leaving Vale’s number one with no chance.
Swindon continued to pile the on the pressure and this time the woodwork came to the Valiants’ rescue. Woolery was still as lively and threatening as he was in the first-half, and he made his way into the box before unleashing a strike which bounced of the post and out of danger.
Swindon Town: Benda, Baudry (73' Broadbent), Isgrove (83' Twine), Doughty, Woolery, Hunt, Jaiyesimi (78' Rose'), Caddis, Grant, Edmonds-Green
Unused Subs: Curran, McCormick
Port Vale: Brown, Gibbons, Joyce (64' Conlon), Worrall, Montano, Atkinson, Cullen (61' Bennett), Smith (29' Brisley), Amoo, Burgess
Unused Subs: Maddison, Evans, Lloyd
League One, County Ground, Saturday 8th October 2005: Swindon Town 1-2 Port Vale
The Vale were fifth in the table and were hoping to pick up a win away at bottom of the table Swindon Town.
It was Swindon who took the lead though in the 24th minute when a good move between Michael Pook and Neale McDermott led to Rory Fallon sliding home a cross from the right flank.
The Valiants levelled on the stroke of half-time, Vale were awarded a free kick on the edge of the box which was taken by full back Micky Bell and his shot deflected off the wall to totally wrong foot the keeper and nestle in the opposite corner of the net.
Vale went in front eight minutes into the second-half when George Pilkington launched a long ball downfield but as Swindon keeper Tom Heaton, now of Manchester United, came out it bounced on the edge of the area and went straight over him leaving Chris Cornes, on loan from Wolves, with the simple task of stroking the ball into the empty net.
Swindon Town – Heaton, Jenkins, O’Hanlon, Jack Smith, lfil, Pook, McDermott, Whalley (Wells 78), Bouazza (Nicholas 87), Heath (Shakes 60), Fallon
Subs not used – Bulman, Collins
Port Vale – Goodlad, Pilkington, Collins, Dinning, Bell, Cornes, Cummins, Sonner, Innes (James 84), Paynter, Mulligan
Subs not used – Clarke, Jeff Smith, Rowland, Brain