ADVER Sport assesses the performances of the Swindon Town players following the Robins’ League Cup first-round defeat to Peterborough United on Tuesday night.

Murphy Mahoney: 8

The QPR man produced at least three excellent saves to help send the tie to penalties – the best coming in second-half stoppage time when Joe Tomlinson powered a long-range effort towards the top corner. A one-on-one stop from Ricky-Jade Jones was another highlight. His kicking was largely very good too. An impressive debut for the gloveman.

Remeao Hutton: 7

The wing-back was caught out of position a couple of times throughout, but the majority of his impact was positive at the other end of the pitch. Several dangerous crosses arrived, and Posh’s left-backs never really gained the upper hand in a one-on-one battle.

Udoka Godwin-Malife: 7

The defender said before the game that strength and speed were two of his key attributes, and that proved to be impressively true. He could have moved out to attackers in wide areas a bit faster at times, but overall, Godwin-Malife seems a superb prospect. Subbed.

Tom Brewitt: 7

It might not have been the best start to his evening, he looked a touch nervous, but Brewitt really responded and grew into the game – stopping Posh’s strikers from even turning and consequently frustrating fans and players alike. A goal-saving tackle in the second half was Brewitt’s most notable contribution.

Frazer Blake-Tracy: 7

The ex-Peterborough defender looked ready to show those who had passed up on him what they had missed out on. He was quick to intercept forward passes, strong in the tackle, and drove forward when possible. His penalty in the shoot-out was poor, though. A casual run-up is never a good look once you don’t score. Booked.

Tariq Uwakwe: 6

Uwakwe enjoyed a quiet debut for Town. He was never troubled defensively but was not as influential going forward as Hutton on the opposite side. Subbed.

Liam Kinsella: 7

After being sent for a hot dog in the build-up to Peterborough’s goal (he dived in to stop what he thought would be an attempted cross), Kinsella showed why Michael Flynn was so keen to bring him to the club. Interceptions and aggression aplenty – Kinsella’s job will often go unnoticed, but he was a vital cog in Town being able to maintain pressure so often. Subbed.

Saidou Khan: 7

Khan seemed to have more control about his game when compared with last season. He controlled the tempo for Swindon and moved the ball quickly when faced with blue shirts. Certainly a positive performance.

Dan Kemp: 7

Energy-wise, Kemp was probably the most impressive as he continued to buzz about the pitch until the end. His shooting let him down, though, with three efforts that could have ended with a goal. Ironically, Kemp was the only Town player to score in the shoot-out.

Charlie Austin: 6

Town’s captain didn’t play poorly, certainly, but he wasn’t able to have much of a lasting impact on proceedings. His under-hit pass, which led to Posh’s goal, will disappoint him too. Subbed.

Rushian Hepburn-Murphy: 8

Hepburn-Murphy took his goal incredibly well – a deserved reward for another impressive performance. The striker found plenty of joy in behind due to his speed and was an important outlet for the League Two side. Subbed.


Jacob Wakeling: 6

Wakeling played second fiddle to Jake Young, in truth, but did almost score a wonder goal to win it for Swindon when his long-range chip almost caught Nicholas Bilokapic out late on.

Jake Young: 7

Young played with aggression and seemed keen to begin his stint at Swindon on the right foot. He caused the Posh defence a fair few problems in his short time on the pitch, so it will be interesting to see how he backs that up next time out.

Benn Ward: 7

Despite playing slightly out of position at left wing-back, Ward showed decent mobility to shift up and down the wing. He put in a couple of good crosses too. A brief but encouraging cameo.

Brooklyn Genesini: N/A

Came on too late to receive a rating.

Harrison Minturn: N/A

Came on too late to receive a rating.