ADVER Sport assess the performances of the Swindon Town players following the club’s 3-0 victory over Carlisle United at Brunton Park in League Two.

Jojo Wollacott: 8

Wollacott collected his second clean sheet in a row with six relatively comfortable saves and a handful of well-taken crosses.

Rob Hunt: 7

Defensively, Hunt wasn’t firing on all cylinders, especially in the first half. However, in an attacking sense he did well on a few occasions throughout – chiefly when he played a key pass into Harry McKirdy for the first goal. He almost helped Louie Barry add another with a driving run.

Jake O’Brien: 8

The man mountain won absolutely everything in the air and showed some quality long-range passing as well. Arguably his best game in a Town shirt so far – capped with a well-deserved clean sheet.

Brandon Cooper: 6

For me, Cooper wasn’t quite as good as his central-defensive partner. He occasionally held onto the ball for too long and picked up a silly yellow card for a foul he should never have needed to make. Booked.

Joe Tomlinson: 7

Tomlinson was always eager to get forward and linked up well with Ellis Iandolo and Louie Barry at times. Defensively, he was not really asked any real questions.

Louis Reed: 8

Reed’s passing was as good as it’s been all season – some of the long-range pings were outstanding. He kept Town pressing forward and moved the ball around efficiently.

Ellis Iandolo: 6

Iandolo didn’t look quite as comfortable as he has done in centre-midfield previously, he was a bit awkward with the ball at his feet sometimes. But he linked up well down the left with Tomlinson and battled away for the team. Subbed.

Ricky Aguiar: 7

For a first professional league start, Aguiar looked comfortable among his teammates and certainly added a different dimension to Town’s midfield. He almost scored with a slick move in the second half too.

Louie Barry: 8

Saturday was Barry’s best 90 minutes so far. He was direct, tricky, and gave Carlisle’s right-back a torrid time. Scored a good goal by being in the right place in the right time. Could have had another before that.

Josh Davison: 8

Davison’s hold-up play and ability to win flick-ons was incredible. His runs in behind occasionally went unnoticed by teammates, but he was found by McKirdy eventually and took his chance really well. Booked. Subbed.

Harry McKirdy: 9

A goal and two assists against his former club in just an hour’s work. Not a bad day at the office for McKirdy. He was trying a little hard when the jeering home fans got on his back in the first 15 minutes, but obviously the subsequent 45 was similar to how McKirdy dreamed it panning out. Subbed.


Ryan East: 6

East brought a degree of control to the midfield when Town were looking to suck all life out of a game which had little to none left anyway.

Jonny Williams: 6

The Welshman had total freedom for the final 20 minutes and enjoyed himself as Town hunted a fourth goal they were unable to find.

Harry Parsons: N/A

Came on too late to receive a rating.