THE manner of Oldham’s equaliser at the County Ground this evening was the most disappointing thing for Nathan Byrne and his Swindon Town teammates.
Andy Williams seemingly set Town on their way to three points at the County Ground, as his thunderous strike from Byrne’s pass gave them a 2-1 lead with only 10 minutes remaining, but Amari Morgan Smith was able to bundle home an equaliser just four minutes later as the hosts made a meal of clearing a routine free kick.
Byrne acknowledged that both sides enjoyed spells of dominance during the game but was frustrated with the way his side let two points slip away as the game ended 2-2.
“We’re disappointed we got the second goal and conceded, we only had to hold on for 10 minutes,” he said.
“It was disappointing to concede but also to do it in the way we did, we’ve worked on that certain set play four or five times this season and it’s worked for us but we switched off and they were all onside.
“The way the second goal went in is the thing the boys are most disappointed with.
“Both teams had their spells in the games but when Oldham came at us in the second half we still felt steady and they weren’t creating much, so once we broke and scored we could have held on better than we did.”
Jon Obika had given Town the lead before James Dayton’s well-struck equaliser, and Byrne was pleased for his former Tottenham teammate Obika continue his superb start to his second spell in Wiltshire following his brace at Bradford on Saturday.
“I’ve played with Jon for a long time and I know what he’s about, he’s strong and powerful and can score goals because he’s a poacher,” he said.
“I’m happy for him because he’s got off to a great start and long may it continue.”