SWINDON Town Official Supporters Club treasurer Tim Keen discusses the group's recent Monday Night Panel Live event, the benefits of the Match-Day Draw, and recent results for Ben Garner's men.

I’m going to start this week’s article talking about the OSC’s first live event for almost two years.

We held a Monday Night Panel Live in the Legends Lounge on Monday, February 21. The brilliant Vic Morgan hosted the evening with Alan Mayes, Andy Rowland, Jimmy Allan and Kenny Stroud all in attendance.

All those with tickets were able to watch as Vic interviewed the quartet with over 1,100 combined appearances for Swindon.

They also answered questions from the audience and re-counted many famous stories, including THAT awful challenge by Wolverhampton Wanderers goalkeeper Paul Bradshaw on Alan in the League Cup semi-final in 1980 as well as Kenny’s wonder goal against Everton in 1977!

The event was fantastic, and it helped raise over £1,200 for Head for Change, a charity campaigning for positive changes in brain health in sport and supporting former rugby and football players suffering with neurodegenerative diseases.

We were also pleased to donate £400 recently to Burbage Cricket Club. One of our OSC members contacted us asking for help with funding a project started last year to get more children involved in cricket.

The money will help fund coaches and equipment so the after-school clubs will be free to the children. This will hopefully get more children active and leading a healthy lifestyle.

It’s great to be able support worthwhile activities like this using unclaimed prize money from the Match-Day Draw.

On the football front, Saturday was a big disappointment after our run of three straight wins with 11 goals scored and none conceded – however if you’d have offered me nine points from the 12 available and boosting our goal difference, I’d have taken it!

As I’ve mentioned in this column before, due to the embargo our squad is thin and made up predominantly of youngsters. Those type of players are going to make mistakes and as such we need to expect inconsistent performances and results.

But Ben Garner has now met the objective that Clem set him back at the start of the season – safety. I think we just need to kick back, give the players 100 per cent support and see what happens!

Come on you Reds!