SWINDON Town’s 1-0 victory away at Morecambe on Saturday was their most satisfying to date this season, according to player-coach Matt Taylor.

After a long trip north to face the Shrimps, Town found themselves ahead in the first half after Elijah Adebayo notched for the second tine in as many games.

The on-loan ace put Phil Brown’s men in the driving seat until defender Kyle Knoyle was dismissed for a reckless challenge 10 minutes before half-time.

Despite the numerical disadvantage, the away side were able to grind out a narrow victory, with the help of some fine saves from Luke McCormick, who made his Swindon league debut at the Globe Arena.

Luke Woolfenden and Jack McCourt were also handed their first league starts in a game where Phil Brown’s side kept their first clean sheet of the campaign.

That defensive resolve is something to be admired, according to Taylor, who was delighted with the manner in which Swindon were able to claim victory in Lancashire.

“We don’t make it easy for ourselves, but I think when it was 11 against 11, we were dominating the game,” he said.

“The win is very pleasing, and to get the first clean sheet of the season where we probably deserved if because we threw our bodies on the line.

“At the start of the season, we were a bit up-and-down and topsy-turvy with the games ending 3-2, so it was a very happy dressing room to go back to. I’m happy to come away with a resolute 1-0 win.

“There were a couple opportunities where Morecambe had some chances, but I must give credit to Luke (McCormick) as he did really well.

“He made a wonderful save at the end of the first half. It was reactions of the highest order.

“The manner in which we won on the day is the most pleasing part of it for me.”

On-loan defender Woolfenden was thrown into the deep end as he made his Swindon debut, playing alongside fellow loanee Sid Nelson at the heart of defence.

The Ipswich Town man was then required to shift to right-back after Knoyle was dismissed, but Taylor believes the youngster acclimatised well.

“I don’t think we expected to see him at right-back, but he covered himself in a lot of glory in that position,” said Taylor.

“He’s a big, strong lad. He ran forwards when he could and had to, but defended very well too. It was a young back four before Olly Lancashire came back onto the pitch.

“We have given our travelling supporters something to go home with.”