SCORING in the opening 10 minutes served as a huge confidence boost to Swindon Town and helped inspire the club’s biggest home win in more than five years, according to striker Theo Robinson.

Robinson grabbed his third goal in seven appearances for Town when nodding home a deflected Dion Conroy shot to score the first of Swindon’s four goals against Morecambe.

While the win failed to make inroads on the seven-point deficit that separates Town from the League Two play-off frame, Robinson suggested scoring an early goal injected some self-belief and confidence into the squad.

And he now hopes that confidence can be transferred to Bury next weekend when Richie Wellens’ side face a crunch test against a team gunning for automatic promotion.

Robinson said: “When you get that first goal, you can start to play better football.

“We worked well, and continued working hard once the first goal went in.

“We tried to do the right things, and the final pass was there on Saturday. The rotation of the front four was good, Keshi (Anderson) and Kyle (Bennett) got into those pockets of space that makes it easier for me to make runs in behind.

“Everyone wanted to replicate what we know we do in training.

“We’ve worked on our attacking in training, and that showed.”

Kaiyne Woolery and Conroy struck goals two and three for Town before Kyle Bennett added the fourth after his effort from outside the area took a wicked deflection.

Although slight, the rotation of the ball fooled visiting goalkeeper Mark Halstead – who had a day to forget between the sticks.

Robinson added: “Everyone was asking what the goalkeeper did, but it took a deflection. The bounce was a bit mis-judged.

“If you don’t shoot you don’t score. We got a clean sheet and picked up three points, if everyone remains consistent in that aspect then we can go to Bury full of confidence.

“We’ve got eight huge games coming up. You never know what can happen, we need to concentrate on ourselves.

“I’ve played with Kyle Bennett in the past, I know what type of player he is – he likes to get in the holes and take shots. If he keeps scoring, it’s good for the team.”