SWINDON Town emerged from their trip to Huish Park with a point, despite ending the clash with 10 men.
Andy Williams’s second-half goal cancelled out James Hayter’s opener for the hosts, while Nathan Thompson was sent off with 10 minutes remaining for a second bookable offence.
Town struggled to get into any sort of rhythm in the first half and, after Liam Davis hit the crossbar with a mis-hit cross from a narrow angle, Hayter fired the Glovers in front just after the half-hour.
Louis Thompson’s tackle played Hayter in and, though his initial attempt to find Jordy Hiwula was misplaced, Hayter’s strike partner was able to tee the former Bournemouth man up for the simplest of finishes from eight yards.
Only an excellent Wes Foderingham save denied Hiwula doubling the hosts’ lead, as Swindon produced one of their poorest first-half efforts of the term to date.
Town were much improved after the break, with Nathan Byrne fizzing an effort past Artur Krysiak’s right-hand post, but at the other end Foderingham had to come to the rescue again to save Simon Gillett’s powerful volley before the visitors restored parity.
Jack Stephens burst down the right and into the box before setting up Williams, whose excellent first-time finish left Krysiak with no chance.
Nathan Thompson was dismissed for a second bookable offence with a little over 10 minutes remaining in somewhat curious circumstances, but it didn’t stop Swindon’s enterprise up front, as Yaser Kasim, Byrne and Michael Smith all had chances without finding the net.