Gladwin named man of the match versus Grimsby but misses out on Team of the Week

Vice-captain comfortably wins man-of-the-match award against Grimsby
Vice-captain comfortably wins man-of-the-match award against Grimsby

ADVER Sport readers voted Swindon Town vice-captain Ben Gladwin as their man of the match following the 2-1 win away at Grimsby Town on Saturday.

Gladwin scooped 53 per cent of the 290-strong vote ahead of Sol Brynn, who came in second with a very respectable 39 per cent.

The other three Swindon players - Ronan Darcy, Jacob Wakeling, and Luke Jephcott - shared the remaining eight per cent as Wakeling took third with four per cent.

Gladwin's personal triumph marked his second in three games following his award after the 3-2 home win over Sutton United earlier this month.

The 30-year-old continued his strong form so far this season with another stand-out display at Blundell Park on Saturday.

His tenacity to win the ball back and his drive with the ball at his feet was particularly impressive, as was his quality of passing.

Gladwin delivered a number of dangerous set-pieces for Scott Lindsey's men, while also laying the winning goal on a plate for Darcy just before half-time.

Post-match, Lindsey stated having Gladwin on the pitch was like "playing with a coach out there." This was perhaps most evident as the visitors efficiently shut down the game late on and held on for a vital three points.

A mention should also be given to Swindon's gloveman, Brynn who produced two extremely impressive saves in the dying embers to maintain the 2-1 scoreline.

The Middlesbrough loanee's kicking was much tighter than a couple of previous games too, and he was confident in coming for crosses in the blustery wind of north-east Lincolnshire.

Brynn's latest high-quality performance for Town saw him included in the League Two team of the week once again.

But there was no place for any other Swindon player - including Gladwin - as former manager Richie Wellens was named as the weekend's top boss.