Match report: Swindon Town vs Oldham Athletic

By Alfie Howlett - 16 December 2019


Swindon Town 2 Oldham Athletic 0
Saturday 14th December 2019

It was seventh heaven for Swindon on Saturday afternoon thanks to strikes from Kaiyne Woolery and Eoin Doyle at the end of both halves. Swindon remained top of the league, kept their winning streak of 7 going and Eoin Doyle made it 9 successive games with a goal to his name.

Swindon came into the game full of confidence following a 3-0 win at Grimsby the previous week however league strugglers Oldham found themselves dominating the proceedings early on at the County Ground. The Town defence was switched on and were able to deal with a spell of corners and promising attacks from the latics. With Désiré Segbé Azankpo's tame effort straight at Steven Benda being Oldham's only showing for their early spell of pressure.

Not for the first time this season Jerry Yates and Doyle combined well down the right wing however Yates's cross was just a tad to high for Doyle to direct a header goal bound. Steven Benda made a fine save half way through the first period as he tipped over a long range looping shot from Jamie Stott. Swindon came back into the game as the first half wore on and were rewarded just before the interval. Jerry Yates won the ball on the half way line and squared it to Michael Doughty. Doughty then spotted the run of Kaiyne Woolery on the right flank and executed the ball to perfection. Woolery ran on to it and fired the ball past the keeper into the side netting to make it 1-0 to the Town.

The second half struggled to fizzle into life however the introduction of Keshi Anderson after his return from injury changed the second half just after the hour mark. Within seconds of coming on his dangerous cross from the left wing was centre meters away from finding Jerry Yates's outstretched leg at the back post.
Kaiyne Woolery was denied his second following a free kick routine. Paul Caddis from the far corner of the Swindon penalty area knocked it forward to Michael Doughty. Doughty's curling shot was then blocked however it fell kindly to Woolery 5 yards out but his effort failed to trouble the Oldham keeper.
Swindon put the game beyond doubt 5 minutes from time thanks to another Eoin Doyle goal. A poor Oldham clearance was headed on to Doyle via Keshi Anderson. Doyle then weaved in and out of the 3 remaining Oldham defenders and then produced a fine finish to seal a 2-0 win.

Another good win for Town and most importantly they're now 7 points ahead of 3rd place. Swindon play local rivals Forest Green Rovers next at the New lawn. And if they win that then that will make the Christmas pudding that bit sweeter for Town fans.

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