ADVER sport reporter Jonny Leighfield has his say on life at the County Ground.

Wow - it’s been another crazy week covering Swindon Town. Firstly, the euphoria of beating Oxford United in a league match, and in the most pulsating of circumstances.

The following day, I wondered to myself how many Swindon Advertiser sport reporters have been and gone in the time since we last beat that lot down the A420.

Dave Evans and I counted over a dozen on our way to Crewe on Tuesday, but we couldn’t be sure of an exact number. If anyone else knows, or has an advance on 12, please let me know.

I think Noel Hunt was right when he said Tom Broadbent will be known as a hero at the County Ground for life, but let’s not forget the part Tyler Smith played in the win too - it was his winning goal after all.

The pair playing up front together worked better than John Sheridan could have expected, and he was rightly given all the plaudits for making such an extraordinary change.

However, if he was praised for his tactics on Saturday, he really should have been criticised for his plans on Tuesday night against Crewe Alexandra.

Sheridan stated he had no other choice but to start Tom Broadbent up front, which was simply not true. Crewe’s 4-3-3 caused an overload of bodies up top and a 5-4-1 or 5-2-3, with Broadbent in his natural position, would have stifled the hosts’ attacks far easier.

For the most part, Sheridan’s plans have seen an improvement from Town in his short time at the helm, but Tuesday was not a good night for the manager or the majority of the players.

Meanwhile, an undulating week took a turn for the worst when assistant manager Noel Hunt was announced to have left the club on Wednesday evening.

Noel was a great person to talk to about football and he always made time for everyone around the club. I genuinely wish him well for the future, even if it is at Salford City!