SWINDON Town were rolled over in their first away fixture of their League Two campaign as they were swept aside 4-1 by Lincoln City at Sincil Bank.

Pre-match, Phil Brown was scratching his head over selection with Kyle Knoyle picking up a hamstring injury in the club’s 4-0 defeat to Chelsea U21s in the Checkatrade Trophy on Tuesday night.

However, the defender soothed his manager’s problems as he was named in Brown’s starting XI, as the Swindon boss reverted to the same team who were 3-2 winners against Macclesfield Town seven days earlier.

New-signing Sid Nelson was handed a place on the bench after the Millwall loanee made his debut on Tuesday.

Swindon found themselves behind for the third time in a week when John Akinde sent Lawrence Vigouroux the wrong way from the spot.

Keshi Anderson was guilty of bringing Harry Anderson down in the box, forcing Michael Salisbury to point to the spot.

Just before the 20-minute mark Town were two goals behind after poor defending from a corner-kick.

Imps skipper Lee Frecklington was afforded far too much time and space, his header was off the line from Martin Smith but the rebound was tucked away at the second time of asking by Micheal Bostwick.

With five minutes of the fist half remaining, Swindon began to finally get into their groove as Michael Doughty picked put Elijah Adebayo, but the tall striker couldn’t poke past Josh Vickers.

As Town continued to pressure, they were awarded a penalty after Matty Taylor’s long-range strike appeared to have been handled.

Doughty was the man given the responsibility of getting Swindon back in the game, and that is what he did as he put the ball down the middle of the net to score.

The second halfgot off to a pedestrian start as Swindon looked to get back on terms for the first time since going behind.

Doughty again did well on several occasions by bringing the ball out with some determined running, but failed to make it count after blasting over on two occasions.

Ten minutes after the restart Vigouroux called into action again, he tipped a fierce drive from Neal Ardley round the post.

In a bid to breathe some life into his side, Brown opted to bring on Scott Twine and Jak McCourt at the expense of Steven Alzate and Martin Smith.

With just over 10 minutes to go, more defensive frailties arose for Town as Harry Toffolo was able to out the ball past Vigouroux after a long ball into the box.

Just as things were looking bad for the visitors, Lincoln further stretched their lead as substitute Matt Green made the most of a defensive mix up.

Skipper Olly Lancashire thought the striker was offside as the ball looped over his head, but the linesmen kept his flag down, giving Green all the time in the world to slot home and round off a comfortable win for the home side.