Swindon Town came from behind to win for the first time since August as they defeated playoff-chasing AFC Wimbledon 3-2.

Joe Lewis headed the Dons into an early lead, but the half time introduction of Dawson Devoy sparked a revival as he set-up Aaron Drinan before scoring twice himself, although Lewis made things interesting at the end with a late goal.

So, how did the players fare as individuals at the County Ground?

GK: Jack Bycroft – 6

He was partially at fault for not coming and commanding his area for the opening goal and that rattled him for a bit, but he made up for it at the end. When it counted, he was decisive and made sure Wimbledon couldn’t find a later equaliser.

RCB: Udoka Godwin-Malife – 5

Probably not his best game overall, but he had one key intervention. After a few failed attempts to pass out, he took it upon himself to drive forward and that created the equaliser and that ‘Alright, I’ll do it myself’ attitude he has is key sometimes.

Swindon Advertiser: Bycroft gets closed downBycroft gets closed down (Image: Andy Crook)

CB: Conor McCarthy – 7

I thought this was McCarthy’s best performance for a while. There were one or two rocky moments, but that assured vibe was back and for the most part he pocketed Omar Bugiel.

LCB: Frazer Blake-Tracy – 6

He was a bit rushed in possession at times, but for a lot of the game that kind of urgency was what Swindon needed as others looked thrown by the pitch. Defensively he was very good as usual and he loves a good aerial duel, which is useful against Wimbledon.

CDM: Nnamdi Ofoborh – 5

His first half was rushed as he looked a long way off the pace, but his style has quickly made him irreplaceable. His partiality for a tackle eventually saw him work his way into the game and he picked up. His celebration for Devoy’s first was so nice to see.

RWB: Zac Elbouzedi – 5

He was the out-ball for much of the first half and like many other teams, Wimbledon failed to contain his pace. But he was once again found wanting when he reached the final third and I think we can rubber stamp the Alan O’Brien on the 2020s tag.

CM: Jake Cain – 7

The strange part of this is that this was some of Cain’s best football for 45 minutes. He was purposeful and every trick he tried came off, one almost ending in a fabulous goal. I was very surprised when he came off but it was clearly the right call.

Swindon Advertiser: Kokolo after creating the second goalKokolo after creating the second goal (Image: Andy Crook)

CM: George McEachran – 6

McEachran is all of a sudden looking like himself from a year ago now his role has been simplified. He has more security and so can afford to get on the ball and be creative, in these last two he has looked like someone worth keeping around.

LWB: Williams Kokolo – 6

I am being made very nervous by this late renaissance from Kokolo. For months I have believed him to be a long way off good enough, but all of a sudden he has strung two good performances together and has shown an end product. Is he just Rushian Hepburn-Murphy from last year or is this more?

ST: Paul Glatzel – 4

After a really hot streak, he was off it a bit today. He put in the work without the ball but did not get involved as much with the ball before failing to take his big chance. Dan Kemp didn’t do much in the reverse fixture, so maybe it is a good sign.

ST: Aaron Drinan – 5

He took his goal really well with more or less the only chance he got and as usual his pressing was very solid. I just felt he struggled quite a bit up against the big defenders in general play, the quality of the balls into him were not great but he rarely helped Swindon get up the pitch.

Swindon Advertiser: McGregor celebrates a blockMcGregor celebrates a block (Image: Andy Crook)


Dawson Devoy – 9

Tough to ask for more from a substitute than two goals and creating the other. Swindon were desperately poor prior to his introduction and he changed things around. I have always liked him when he plays further forward and he showed why.

Charlie Austin – 5

It was a fairly bold call when he replaced Drinan after he had scored, but Austin was useful as a presence in both boxes as first Town got the lead and then had to protect it.

Tom Brewitt – N/A

Joel McGregor – N/A