TOWN will be delighted if they can repeat last season’s result at Swindon.
Liam Dickinson, Gary Roberts and Michael Flynn were on the mark as the visitors triumphed 3-1 in one of the best performances of Stan Ternent’s reign as manager.
The match was also memorable for keeper Matt Glennon, who saved a Simon Cox penalty which would have made the score 1-1.
Town went down 3-2 at Swindon the season before, but their recent record at the venue is good.
That was the only setback in six league visits, with last season’s success one of four in that time.
Chris Hay clinched a 1-0 win in 2001-02, and Martin Smith scored as that scoreline was repeated the season after.
In 2004-05, Pawel Abbott and Chris Brandon counted in a 2-1 victory.
Meanwhile it was goalless in 2005-06.
Tonight’s will be Town’s 19th league game at the County Ground and their 20th in all (Swindon were 1-0 winners in the FA Cup first round in 2002-03).
The first was back in 1963-64, when Kevin Lewis and Derek Stokes sealed a 2-1 victory for Eddie Boot’s team in the original Division II.
Town’s best win at Swindon was by a 5-1 margin in the 1981-82 Division III (now League I campaign), when Tim Hotte (2), Keith Hanvey, Dave Cowling and Mick Kennedy netted.
The heaviest of their nine league defeats was 6-0 in the Championship in 1996-97.