SWINDON Town Official Supporters Club treasurer Tim Keen reflects on what was a memorable night at the County Ground for a variety of reasons.

Has anyone got any voice left after Tuesday night? If ever there was an example of the power of the 12th man then that was the match. Playing the league leaders - with only 10 players - for fully 37 minutes of the second half and with an additional seven minutes of injury time, the team needed every fan in the County Ground to give them the belief we could still win the match.

It was ironic after all the build up to the match and the debate on social media about the poor County-Ground atmosphere that we all experienced probably the noisiest stadium since the play-off match against Sheffield United back in 2015!

Now, we just need to push on and win our next two matches and then see what happens with the other teams in the chasing pack. Like Ben Garner says, if we win both matches, we’ll hopefully be in the play-offs. Which really would be a fairy-tale after almost losing our club before the start of the season.

It was also lovely to hear the applause in the fifth minute for Link, who sadly passed away peacefully last week. It was brilliant that the OSC was able to pay for Link to be mascot at our away match with Oldham earlier this season. We know he had a brilliant time and he clearly left a lasting memory with all the players he met that day.

The game on Tuesday was also dedicated to the Free Kicks campaign – a wonderful charity. We were excited to be able to provide a mascot experience for a number of young fans at the match and also raised money for the charity by holding a bucket collection outside the ground.

We’re now busy planning the OSC End of Season Presentation Dinner which will take place on Wednesday, May 4. All the squad will be present at the event, with players sitting on each of the tables. It should be a fantastic evening and tickets sold out within days!

At the above event we will be announcing the winners for a number of awards – one of which is the Swindon Advertiser Swindon Town Player of the Year award. It’s no surprise to see who’s the favourite for this award, but it’s the sign of a successful season when there are so many other players who could be in the reckoning.

Next time I write this regular article we will have finished the season, and I’m hoping I’ll be writing about a famous away victory at Walsall and starting to plan for the play-off matches. Let’s keep backing the players like we did against Forest Green Rovers and pull off a miracle! COYR!