YOU COULD easily mistake Swindon Town’s convincing win at Leyton Orient on Saturday for a League Two promotion party.

Think about it, the game contained all the key ingredients both before, during and after.

Buoyed by the football club’s open letter to fans via the Adver on the morning of kick-off, members of the red army travelled in their hundreds to the capital – over 1,350 for the record books.

We’ll never quite know the official away support figure – such was the demand for a ticket, some fans had to sit in the home end.

But in that away end, players’ names were sung to the rooftops and the typical tongue-in-cheek ‘easy, easy, easy’ chants were belted out to a silenced and stunned home crowd.

Not for the first time this season, members of the opposition team’s press were blown away – this is a united squad that wants success and wants promotion.

Bookmakers also reacted to Richie Wellens’ fourth win of the League Two season in a hurry.

Coral are most fearful, they cut Town to 9-2 to win the league outright, while other trading giants William Hill, Betfred and Bet365 went 5-1.

You just get that vibe that things are on the up. It’s the best start Swindon Town have made to a league campaign in over a decade.

Looking forward, the promotion train could reach its first possible diversions in the coming weeks.

Home ties to Macclesfield and Colchester United present Wellens’ squad with the perfect opportunity to add an additional six points to their current 14-point tally within four days.

In previous seasons, you could bet your last tuppence that these games would end in a rather anticlimactic way – a pair of 1-1 draws perhaps.

So enjoy the moment while it lasts, dance the night away to Spandau Ballet’s timeless 80s classic Lloyd Isgrove – or was it Gold?

But be wary of the task in front, the season has – after all – hardly started.

Talking of Isgrove – Town’s pocket-sized, bleach blonde and troublesome winger – Saturday provided another exceptional performance from the Yeovil-born 26-year-old.

A comment on social media suggested Isgrove to be a Championship player in League Two. From what we have seen so far, it is hard to deny it.

Initially, two mis-placed passes put the former Southampton man on the backfoot amid Town’s search for an opening.

But just when you thought you was about to watch Isgrove’s first noticeably sub-standard performance in a Town shirt, he delivered two great runs to set up goals two and three – magic.

Praise must also go to forward-thinking players Keshi Anderson and Jerry Yates. The pair worked relentlessly, and were rewarded with a goal each.

Danny Rose was another man to standout, cutting up play in the midfield and acting a cool, calm and collected figure.

Rob Hunt and Ellis Iandolo too – great performances.

A superb day on the road, one to savour for sure.

Richie Wellens made no changes from his side that defeated Morecambe 3-1 at the County Ground last weekend, though new recruit Anthony Grant replaced Scott Twine on the bench.

The enormous roar from the 1,350 travelling fans no doubt inspired Town’s energetic start.

Two early corners were won, the first presented Rose with a wonderful opportunity to open Town’s account with barely two minutes played. But his effort was drilled into traffic before the second was cleared.

Orient were blocked out of any advances into Town’s penalty area in the first half – Wilkinson could only watch his weak left-footed shot from 25 yards dribble hopelessly wide, one of three shots the hosts had in the game’s opening 45.

Town then scored the first of three first half goals following Ekpiteta’s clumsy foul on Anderson five yards outside the penalty area.

Anderson stepped up to take the free kick - and while his initial effort was blocked, the 24-year-old made no mistake at the second time of asking, calmly slotting the ball into Brill’s bottom right corner.

New recruit Anthony Grant picked up more minutes on Saturday than he had bargained for. He was rushed on as Lyden’s replacement with 10 minutes remaining in the half after the midfielder left the pitch holding his thigh.

At this point, Orient’s performance took a turn for the worst – the game turned into a first round FA Cup battle between an established Football League outfit and a non-league minnow.

Wellens’ side – as a result - added not one, but two goals before half-time.

The first was rather fortuitous, Hunt’s cross from the right struck the back of home defender Widdowson before finding Brill’s near post top corner.

Home fans’ boos did little to help Orient’s increasingly desperate situation. And Jerry Yates added to their misery when scoring Town’s third, another calm finish when under pressure that went beyond Brill’s left reach.

Half time couldn’t have come at a better time for Ross Embleton’s side – and winger Maguire-Drew replaced defender Happe as the hosts switched to 4-4-2 when the game resumed.

Initially, the change set Orient back further.

Maguire-Drew gifted Town possession twice in the half’s first five minutes.

It allowed Isgrove to spectacularly strike the crossbar from 20 yards before Yates went close at the nearpost.

The changes kept coming for Orient – Clay and Angol made way for Gorman and Dennis.

But whatever Embleton did to impact the game did little to his side’s performance.

Doyle had a goal disallowed when his powerful drive from inside the area took a wicked deflection off of Yates – that was before Anderson should’ve added a fourth when he was sent through on goal, Brill’s reaction save denied Town’s No.10 a second.

It was only in the game’s concluding 20 minutes that the tide turned.

First, Wilkinson struck McCormick’s left post after shooting from range before Maguire-Drew comfortably curled a left-footed effort beyond McCormick’s right reach to reduce the visitors’ advantage to two goals with 16 minutes remaining.

Furthermore, Dennis’ thunderous drive on the half-volley from 20 yards threatened to set up a tense final 10 minutes. But the ball whistled inches wide of McCormick’s top right corner.

Dennis watched another chance go begging in the game’s closing minutes, but that was all she wrote.

A damp ending to a totally dominant performance for Town.