Sat 06
Men's 1st X1
T Gillingham (0')
Swindon 3 – 2 Robinsons

Swindon 3 – 2 Robinsons

By Thomas Gillingham
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Swindon hold strong at home

Swindon maintained their impressive home record as they beat a strong Robinsons side who would have been hoping to put the league new boys to the sword. It was the home side who were the more creative and on fire from the start, Scrase and Preston along the right were battle through the Robinsons midfield that were strong and well organised but the passion and belief from the Swindon players gave them the extra edge, and it was mid way through the half that Swindon took a well deserved lead, John Scrase cut in from the wide right, beating a couple of defenders with his turn of pace, close stick control and played a pin point pass to Luke Cejer who was unmarked at the top of the area, his first shot flying into the top corner of the Robinsons goal, Swindon were to extend their lead only minutes later after Tom Gillingham deflected a Jake Biddle short corner strike over the head of the Robinsons keeper who could do nothing to stop the young Swindon strikers impressive deflection. Swindon weren’t having it all their way, with only minutes remaining it was a defensive mix up that led to Robinsons pulling a goal back.

The second half started with Robinson putting a huge amount of pressure on the Swindon area, wave after wave of attacks were well defended and at times scrambled away, Gough in the Swindon goal pulling of some decent saves to keep the visitors at bay, just over ten mins into the half Robinsons capitalised on a penalty corner that hit Tom Saunders foot on the goal line, the resulting penalty stroke was expertly dispatched to bring he sides level. The home side didn’t sit back and took the game to the Bristol side, Swindon continued to be creative and the more adventurous side and with 12 minutes of the game remaining scored what would prove to be the winning goal, Jake Biddle scoring low into the corner following a well worked short corner. The remaining minutes of the game saw the visitors pile on the pressure, penalty corner after penalty corner was defended and cleared by the Swindon defence, Tom Gillingham sent to the sin bin in the final minutes for a rash tackle, the final whistle coming to the delight of the Swindon players and fans alike as they had battled to a fine win an maintain their home league record of over 12 months undefeated at Isambard School

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Sat 06, Oct 2012