Williams’ hot streak continues for Robins
SWINDON came from two goals down to secure three points for the second time in as many games under Luke Williams, as the caretaker manager’s interview for the top job stuck to its Hollywood script.
Williams took temporary charge of the County Ground side last month, following the resignation of Martin Ling, and in his two games since the Robins have come from 20 down to beat Southend 4-2, before Saturday’s 4-3 epic against Crewe.
Nicky Ajose scored twice, while Jon Obika and a Ben Nugent own goal helped Swindon turn a 3-1 half-time deficit into a remarkable victory in front of a raucous Wiltshire crowd.
Williams remains uncertain about his long-term role, despite the suggestion that chairman Lee Power will give him control until the end of the season, and even he admits that his stint in charge has been tough to evaluate.
“At half-time I was probably out of a job and at full-time probably back in it,” he said.“The chairman seems to be supportive of me and he seems to be happy with my work as a coach.
“Going behind is not what we want, it’s not what we plan for, but you can see passion and commitment in this aggressive style of play. Of course we need to make some improvements but overall I’m very pleased.
“I expect nothing. I expect to be told at some point when the chairman feels it’s the right time.
“I’m not sure that you ever feel ready for your first job but like I said before, I’ve got total confidence in the chairman and if the chairman believes I’m the right person at this moment for the club, I will do my best every single day.
“If the chairman decides he wants to bring somebody else in there’ll be no sulking from me.”
Ajose opened the scoring in the 14th minute before Brad Inman’s double and Ryan Colclough’s fine individual strike put Crewe in control at the interval.
Within seven second-half minutes however, the hosts were level thanks to Obika and Nugent’s own goal, before Ajose struck a minute into injury time.
And visiting boss Steve Davis could not hide his frustration that his side had not killed off the match.
“First half we were terrific. We stuck to the game plan very well and we punished them as we planned to do,” he said.
“It could have been four. But everything we spoke about at half time we didn’t do.
“We spoke about being 3-1 up and the dangers associated with a lead.We had to continue to do our jobs but none of the players did that, and we suffered as a result.”
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