ELLIS Iandolo reckons Swindon Town’s 1-0 win at Port Vale on Saturday proved they do possess stubborn capabilities at the back.

Elijah Adebayo’s early strike set Town on their way to three much-needed points in League Two at Vale Park, with Richie Wellens’ side then shutting up shop at the back to see out the win.

The clean sheet was just Swindon’s fifth in 19 league fixtures this season and first since a goalless draw at home to Mansfield Town more than a month ago.

Having shipped four goals in a crushing home defeat at the hands of Carlisle United a week earlier, Iandolo was delighted Town were able to showcase their battling qualities.

Iandolo, who formed part of a new-look defence at left-back at Vale Park, said: “The second half was very much us defending, but sometimes that is what League Two is all about.

“To get a 1-0 win away at Port Vale is a good result.

“It shows a lot of desire from our players, we all came in delighted with the three points. It’s all about grinding these games out and trying to get onto the next match against Stevenage on Tuesday.

“It would’ve been nice to get two or three goals in the first half given the chances we had. If we did, we might’ve been a bit more settled going into the second half.

“But it’s not easy in this league, and teams like Port Vale are going to put you under pressure – especially when they’re one-goal down at home.”

The victory over Vale was the first for Wellens as Town boss since his appointment at the Energy Check County Ground just under a fortnight ago and was particularly sweet given the woe he endured on his first outing in charge against Carlisle a week earlier.

Iandolo added: “It’s a massive result. We knew off the back of a terrible result at home last weekend that we had to go and fix it, and that’s exactly what we did.

“Hopefully we can keep this going on Tuesday (against Stevenage) and go on a little run.

“We’ve been working hard in training and the manager has made it very clear how he wants us to play.

“We could’ve got the ball down a bit more in the second half, but the pitch wasn’t the best. You’ve got to grind these games out.”