Sam Parkin felt Swindon Town’s first-half performance laid the foundations for them to edge out Ipswich Town at Portman Road over the weekend.

The two sides have different aspirations at the moment with Ipswich aiming to earn a play-off place and Swindon looking to climb away from the drop zone, but it was the Robins who won out on Saturday.

In the first-half, Diallang Jaiyesemi put the away side in front before James Norwood would equalise just after the hour mark.

Parity did not exist for long, however, as a fine goal from Scott Twine put Swindon back in charge and that was quickly followed by Jaiyesemi getting his second.

Alan Judge would get a late goal back for Ipswich to make things nervy for Swindon but they held on, with Parkin of the belief it was the first-half display that set them on the way.

He said, via EFL on Quest on Saturday night:

“Swindon were really fluid in the first half, by far the better side, and Thompson had a great debut on the left-hand side on loan from Brentford and I thought it was an excellent team goal.”

Rush Football’s take

Swindon certainly impressed on Saturday and John Sheridan will be hoping his players can build on that now.

They’ve scored 28 goals in the league now and that’s by no means a bad return – it’s higher than most of the bottom half and, indeed, some of the top – so it’s all about tightening up at the back for the Robins.

Do that, and they’ll hope their attacking instincts can see them to safety.

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