Swindon Town took a while to get going but eventually pulled clear to come away with a 2-0 victory over Hungerford Town.

As they entered their second pre-season match, Swindon once again went with two completely different 11s in each half, with the players still getting up to speed.

The ferocious press which was a feature of the play against Swindon Supermarine was still plain to see here. From the first whistle, Jake Cain and Anton Dworzak went haring after the Hungerford players and putting them under pressure. The directness of Mark Kennedy’s style was also a feature as when no options were on, Aaron Drinan was sent chasing down the channels without a second thought.

But despite some positive-looking patterns, much like on Saturday, the incision was yet to come in the early exchanges. positive-looking. It took 15 minutes to have a shot in anger and it came from great play by Trialist to play a pass between full-back and centre-back into Rosaire Longelo. His cutback bobbled up in front of Brown and he could only send it wide.

Then at the other end, Hungerford had an even better chance as their striker managed to get away from Harrison Minturn in the area, but with Jack Bycroft at his mercy, flashed a shot wide.

As the half wore on, Longelo proved to be the main danger man. His pace was proving tough to live with and one especially industrious run saw him skip away from his marker in the corner and drive infield before seeing a powerful cutback blocked at the near post with no red shirts in the vicinity.

Town again reached the break without finding the back of the net and had lacked that spark and invention in their play to create more than a handful of opportunities.

Once again the fortunes in front of goal turned with the changes at the break. Two minutes into the half Ollie Clarke cut inside and drilled an effort, which the goalkeeper parried unconventionally into the path of Glatzel to turn home.

That goal did not necessarily spark the floodgates swinging open, it took another 15 minutes for another big chance and another goal. Tunmise Sobowale burned a defender down the right to fire in a low cross. Harry Smith showed great composure to take a touch and lay it off for Anton Dworzak to blast into the roof of the net.

The new-look Swindon still appear to be a work in progress at this stage of pre-season as the attacking play requires plenty of work, but Mark Kennedy will be pleased with the level of energy that his side have displayed in both games as he instils a new defensive ethos into the side.

HTFC first half XI: Clarke, Powell, Softley, Wright, Medford-Smith, McGrory, Shepherd, Watts, Santos, Akers, Harding.

HTFC second half XI: Clarke, Tyler, Berry-Hargreaves, Jarra, Medford Smith, Hooper, De St Croix, Payce, Bancroft, McDonagh, Dobson.

STFC first half XI: Bycroft; Minturn, Trialist, Trialist; McGregor, Cain, Khan, Brown, Longelo; Drinan, Trialist.

STFC second half XI: Trialist; Williams, Hart, Johnson; Trialist, Clarke, Ofoborh, Dworzak, Sobowale; Glatzel, Smith.