With ‘For Sale’ signs up and a mass clearing of the pitch on Friday night, Swindon ended a turbulent week on a high note with a brace of second-half goals.
After the headlines concerning the sale of the club and a mammoth effort to clear the pitch of snow in time to actually play, the Town players put on a performance that earned praise from the fans and Paolo Di Canio.
“I was very pleased that the players gave their best today,” the manager commented, “the players are real professionals but they kept their focus.”
After dominating the first-half with nothing to show for a myriad of attempts on goal, Town deservedly took the lead almost straight after the re-start when Andy Williams was fouled in the box . On loan Norwich City striker Chris Martin stepped up to score his first goal for the Robins from the spot.
Then three minutes later it was 2-0 when Andy Williams himself headed in to leave Swindon comfortable winners. Even a penalty for visitors late on was saved by Foderingham, leaving the Shrews tamed at the County Ground.
Town’s only negative being a foot injury to Danny Hollands, who only lasted 45 minutes before being helped off and replaced by Tommy Miller.
Town rise to third, 7 points behind joint leaders Tranmere and Doncaster with a game in hand.