Swindon Town under-18s league season will come down to their final game in a title decider against Plymouth Argyle this weekend.

George Alston lashing home after strong build-up from Joel McGregor and Josh Keyes proved to be enough for Town to claim a 1-0 victory over third-place Portsmouth in their penultimate game of the league season.

Claiming all three points was necessary to take their title fight down to the final day as that victory moved them onto 33 points, just two behind Argyle.

The two sides will face off as Town travel to Plymouth on Saturday in a title decider, with Swindon knowing that a win will be enough to win them the EFL Youth Alliance South-West Conference for the first time since the 2010/11 season when a side containing Miles Storey and Nathan Thompson won the last of three straight titles.

Winning the league would be one of a number of highlights in a fine season for the under-18s, who will visit Ashton Gate to face Bristol City in the quarter-finals of the FA Youth Cup on Thursday, March 7, only the sixth time in the club's history that they have made it to that stage of the competition.

Speaking to club media ahead of the game, Sean Wood said: “It has been a long period since Christmas, we have had a lot of games to catch up on in the league, and the FA Youth Cup games as well.

“It has been a challenging period physically for everyone, we have managed to keep everyone fit and involve them all in the games and now we will look at being competitive in these last two fixtures.

“We want to go to Plymouth with something on the game rather than travelling all that way for a game with nothing on it.

“The boys know what they need to do, they have set their goals at the start of the year and now we are in a position in the last week to give it a right good go.

“It has been a goal of the players from the start of the season to try and be competitive in the league and cup competitions.

“In terms of being competitive and setting their goals at the start of the year for the players and the players being involved in that, we are on track and even overachieving in some of those campaigns.”