Oldham 2

Swindon 2


Swindon Town's chances of clambering into the top seven must surely now have gone.

They had another opportunity to hang onto Exeter City's coat-tails but missed out again with their draw at Boundary Park.

In a match very similar to Newport on Tuesday, Town bossed the game for the vast majority of the time but, for the third consecutive match, they could only get a point out of it.

Against the run of play Oldham took an early lead when George Edmundson tapped in after a good first stop by Luke McCormick.

The deserved equaliser came on the stroke of half-time. Theo Robinson was impeded as he turned for goal and penalty king, Michael Doughty, made no mistake from the spot.

On the hour mark, some good movement around the box ended with a super low strike from midfielder Kyle Bennett, to record his fourth goal for the club.

Both teams were now going for it as they knew a draw would do neither any favours. Unfortunately, with twenty minutes left, Swindon dealt poorly with a high ball into their area.

The header went back to Oldham's Johan Branger who thundered home a super first-time volley. At the death substitute James Dunne had a great chance but it was not to be.

Richie Wellens is pleased with how his team are playing, and he should be.

They are playing attractive football and seem more resilient. There are a lot of positives to take into next season.

He now feels he has the basis of a really good side and yet, as five of his first picks are loanees, it is unlikely more than one or two will figure next year.

That means a good number of new recruits are likely and they again will take some bedding in. Hopefully a productive pre-season is on the cards.

With only three defeats in twelve away league games under his management, they must be a happy bunch on the road.