SWINDON Town’s faithful fans were given a day to remember at the Ricoh Arena on Saturday, according to TrustSTFC chair Steve Mytton.

The away end of the Ricoh Arena was painted red by 2,442 Town fans, organised through to the #5ktoCoventry campaign led by TrustSTFC, who roared their team on for the full 90 minutes but Swindon couldn’t quite get the dream result that many were hoping for.

The campaign, which was backed by the Swindon Advertiser, saw 100 free, limited edition Swindon Town scarves given out to youngsters as well as reduced coach travel for travelling fans.

Mytton said: “Everyone I’ve spoken to said they had a great away day and that’s what we set out to achieve.

“Of course the game would have been better with a win but our fans made it a day to remember, with some amazing support. It made me proud to be a Town fan.

“I saw loads of kids at the Ricoh Arena, and I know many of them were at their first-ever away game, which is brilliant.

“The stadium was very impressive, but the Swindon fans took it over for the day, they were top quality, sang their hearts out and created a real buzz.

“A lot of Coventry fans acknowledged that we were the most impressive away support they had seen this season, so that says it all really.

“A nice late goal would’ve topped it off, but never mind - hopefully next time.”

Town boss Luke Williams also paid tribute to the noise from fans and highlighted the positive impact the additional volume had on his team.

The two-hour journey north to Coventry’s Ricoh Arena is one of the shorter trips the Town supporters face this season compared to long treks to the likes of Wigan, Bury and Rochdale.

Swindon’s next away game is a seven-hour round trip to Scunthorpe before trips to Oldham and Bradford City in early April.

Town return to the Midlands on April 19 when they take on Walsall.

“I would like thank Excalibur for their help in funding the 100 scarves we gave out to the kids,” added Mytton.

“Also Barnes Coaches and SAS Travel for their support with #5ktoCoventry and many thanks, of course, to the Swindon Advertiser for their continued support throughout the campaign, we had some fantastic coverage.”