ADVER Sport assess the performances of the Swindon Town players following the club’s 3-1 victory away at Oldham Athletic on Saturday.

Jojo Wollacott: 7

His distribution was quick and largely accurate. Had very little to do overall but made a memorable claim late on. No chance with the goal.

Kaine Kesler-Hayden: 8

Kesler-Hayden effectively played as a winger throughout. His footwork was regularly outstanding, and he helped keep Oldham pinned back. The only slight criticism would be he needlessly gave the ball away in his own half a few times.

Mathieu Baudry: 7

While he wasn’t always perfect, Baudry battled away and stopped the majority of the danger in his area. He looked more comfortable with Conroy next to him.

Dion Conroy: 8

Conroy was excellent in the air and equally as good with his passing. The Town captain was blocked for the goal, so it’d be harsh to penalise him for losing his man. Swindon look so much stronger when he plays.

Romoney Crichlow: 6

After last week’s horror show, fair play to Crichlow for his response. He showed good character for such a young defender, and returned to somewhere near his old self before being forced off at the break due to an ankle injury. Subbed.

Ellis Iandolo: 8

I’m really enjoying watching Iandolo play this season under Garner. He seems reinvigorated, trusted too, and showed what he can do against Oldham. He regularly bombed on and combined really well with Williams in the first half. Played an inch-perfect cross for McKirdy to score. Booked.

Louis Reed: 8

Reed was aggressive with his tackling, incisive with his passing, and hard-working defensively. He’s probably been the most consistent player this season. Owner of a delightful assist for Simpson’s first.

Ben Gladwin: 7

Gladwin worked as hard as he has done all season defensively. He made a good number of recovery tackles and managed to play his part in attacking moves too.

Jonny Williams: 7

The Welshman was a constant threat in his time on the pitch and was regularly fouled, leading to audible frustration from the home fans. He didn’t have as much of an impact with his end product, but he was regularly a part of Town’s key moves. Subbed.

Harry McKirdy: 8

McKirdy received his reward for continuing to make those near-post runs with another goal in the first half. The Oldham defenders didn’t really know how to deal with McKirdy, and he led the line superbly until Simpson joined the party late on. Booked. Subbed.

Tyreece Simpson: 8

He took a while to get going, but once he did, my goodness me what an effect. I’ve said before, fans have to be patient with Simpson. He’s played 20 or so professional games in his entire career – you cannot expect the world from him this early. His first goal showed his desire, and his second showed what confidence can do for a striker.


Akin Odimayo: 6

Replacing Crichlow, Odimayo was a part of the solid back three that saw off the 15-minute spell of Oldham pressure after the break. The young defender did well and may well replace Crichlow next week if the Huddersfield man’s ankle issue persists.

Jack Payne: 7

Payne took over from Williams really well and could have had another assist, if not for a controversial call from the linesman when crossing for Simpson. A great option to have off the bench, Payne’s energy was a real bonus with both team’s tiring late on.

Ryan East: N/A

Came on too late to receive a rating.