LAWRENCE Vigouroux believes his heroic performance at Southend United on Tuesday night was not his best for Swindon Town despite the goalkeeper almost single-handedly ensuring they secured a 1-1 draw in Essex.

Jonathan Obika’s second-half strike capped an excellent response by Town to a poor first 45 minutes at Roots Hall, which saw them trail to Will Atkinson’s early opener.

However, Southend lay siege to the Swindon goal in the closing stages as they went in search of a winner but were thwarted by a series of stunning stops from Vigouroux to allow them to claim another precious point in League One, including from a close-range header from Anthony Wordsworth with the last touch of the game deep into stoppage time.

Vigouroux’s display was the latest in a long line of impressive appearances between the sticks for Swindon this term, although the former Liverpool stopper thought it was no more significant than any that have gone before it.

“I think I have played better than that but it was satisfying. More importantly, we got a point at a tough place to come. They are on a good run here and I am really happy for the boys, they dug in well,” said Vigouroux.

“I don’t really remember any particular save, it is just like a blur. I am just happy that I did as much as I could to keep the ball out of the back of the net.

“Time slows down for me for some reason. It [the Wordsworth header] came to me quite quickly but I saw it come off his head and I had time to re-adjust my body.

“It is a bit of instinct but overall, I was just really happy to keep it out of the back of the net and if that goes in, I don’t think we get a point.”

Vigouroux also played his part at the other end, starting the move that led to Swindon’s equaliser as they scythed the Shrimpers apart with two precise passes.

The Swindon stopper found Conor Thomas in the middle of the park, who in turn threaded Obika into the Southend box and he duly rifled past home keeper Mark Oxley via a deflection.

Vigouroux added: “It was a typical Swindon goal. We played out from the back and luckily I got the ball to Conor and he turned and then played a wonderful ball to Jon and he just put it in the back of the net, which is what he does best.

“If I can help the team in that way as well it is always a bonus but first and foremost, I have to keep the ball out of the back of the net.”