MICHAEL FLYNN dedicated his victory-clinching super goal to Town’s travelling fans and beamed: “Now you know what we’re capable of!”
The Welsh midfielder lashed home a spectacular 68th-minute volley as Town climbed to 15th in League I with a 3-1 success at Swindon.
Flynn, whose strike followed Liam Dickinson’s sixth-minute opener and Gary Roberts’ sizzling 26th-minute effort, also praised Matt Glennon.
The quick-thinking keeper saved Simon Cox’s spot kick, then quickly launched the ball downfield for Roberts to hammer home.
Finding themselves two down instead of on level terms, Swindon, whose consolation goal by Craig Easton didn’t come until the 89th minute, were shell-shocked.
And Flynn said: “You can talk about the goal we scored, but Matty’s contribution was immense. It was a great penalty save and Robbo’s strike so soon after really knocked the stuffing out of them.”
Of his own effort, a fourth goal in Town colours, Flynn explained: “Ian Craney’s shot was cleared off the line and it sat up perfectly for me.
“I caught it bang in the middle of the ball and I knew it was going in.
“I felt fantastic and I raced towards our supporters because I wanted to thank them for their backing.
“They’ve been brilliant all season and they came to Swindon in their numbers, and it was great to be able to reward them like that.
“It wasn’t really about my goal, it was about the overall team effort and the victory.
“It’s taken time, but I think they can see that we’re starting to gel, and I thought we thoroughly deserved our win.
“What pleased me most was that we played well throughout and created a lot of decent chances. To be honest, we could have scored five or six.”
Town’s win in front of 7,071 at the County Ground was their third in 10 League I matches this campaign.
Swindon have now lost their last four at home in the league and five in all competitions, and rumours at the County Ground were that former Leicester, Plymouth, QPR and Bristol Rovers boss Ian Holloway, who watched the game, is being lined up to replace Maurice Malpas as manager.
Malpas criticised his team for “schoolboy defending” as Town chalked up their highest league win since beating Port Vale by the same scoreline at the Galpharm last November.
Malpas added: “Mistakes cost games and we are shooting ourselves in the foot too often.”