MANAGER John Sheridan heralded a “massive result” for the club after Swindon Town beat Oxford United 2-1 on Saturday at the Kassam Stadium.

Despite going a goal down midway through the first half when Matty Taylor raced through to beat Matej Kovar, Town responded brilliantly after the hour mark following Tom Broadbent’s introduction.

The defender was sent on to play up front alongside Tyler Smith, and six minutes before the end Broadbent volleyed home the equaliser before nodding on to Smith to score the winner in added time.

Victory saw Swindon end a record of over 7000 days without beating Oxford in the league, and the Town boss was delighted to have been the man in charge when it happened, although he was disappointed the fans weren’t there to see it.

Sheridan said: “We’ve won the game 2-1.

“I don’t care whether there’s 15,000 here or no one, we’ve won the game 2-1, we’ve got three points and it’s a massive result because Swindon have beaten Oxford.

“I think the supporters will enjoy it as much as if they were here.

“It’s a shame they weren’t, and I wish they were because you couldn’t have asked for a better way for things to go with us winning like that.

“Because of who we played, it was a massive game for everyone who supports Swindon, so it’s massive for them and I’m sure the fans will enjoy the result.”

With another League One game just around the corner, Town cannot afford to enjoy the win over their fiercest rivals for long as Sheridan’s men head up to Crewe on Tuesday night to play Alexandra.

The Swindon manager is confident his team can continue their recent run of solid performances if they apply themselves in the same manner as they did during the comeback win at the weekend.

Sheridan said: “For me as a manager, I’ve just got to try and win every game no matter who it’s against, and I’ve got to get us to pick points up as quickly as we can.

“That will enable us to get away from the bottom four, and if we can create a bit of distance to those teams then that will be beneficial to us, so that’s my aim.

“With that character, that desire, that willpower, and that togetherness that we showed against Oxford, we will have a great chance.”