Date:Saturday December 27 2008
Matchroom Stadium (Brisbane Road)
Attendance: 4,349 (532 Swindon Town Fans)
Swindon Town end their winless run against Leyton Orient at the Matchroom Stadium on Boxing Day.
The Swindon Fans were in fine voice after the news that Danny Wilson had been named new manager of the club. Chants of "Danny Wilson's Red And White Army" rang around the Matchroom Stadium.
As for the match, Town got off to best possible start with Lee Peacock slamming home a ball on only 42 seconds into the match giving the visitors an early 1-0 advantage.
Town held on to their lead thanks to good defending and goalkeeping by Peter Brezovan who was making his first start in quite some time. Town would go into the half time break 1-0 up and looking comfortable.
Town would start the second half much like the first and were firing on all cylinders.
On 56 minutes Town fans were outraged as Simon Cox was brought down in the box however referee Jarnail Singh waved play on which brought chants of "Where is our penalty?", Well the question was answered quite quickly as Alton Thelwell was adjudged to hand balled in the area and Singh gave Town the penalty they should have had minutes earlier.
Jack Smith stood up and took the penalty and gave Town a 2-0 lead sending the Town fans into raptures.
Town fans were on cloud nine chanting "You should have gone to the sales" whilst Orient fans were perhaps wondering if Martin Ling should have left for Swindon. A couple things were for certain, Sam Parkin is not the same player he was at Swindon and had a quiet afternoon and Leyton Orient fans are some of the quietest in League One.
Town fans faced a nervy last 10 minutes of the match after Tamika Mkandawire clawed one back for Orient with a header on 79 minutes.
Town managed to hold on to their 2-1 lead and managed to seal all three points on a memorable day in East London.
Town fans gave a standing ovation to the players and thanked David Byrne for his efforts by chanting "There's only one David Byrne" at the end of the match, a fitting tribute to a man who has given so much in so short a time at STFC.
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Date:Saturday December 27 2008
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