Adam Rooney's impressive overhead kick salvaged a point for Swindon in their League One clash with Oldham.

Substitute Rooney reacted instinctively to a bouncing ball in the Oldham area to net his second goal in three games.

Lee Barnard had put Oldham into the lead four minutes earlier as he fired Lee Croft's cross into the top corner.

James Collins and Rooney both had great chances to win it for Swindon, but failed to hit the target when it seemed it was easier to score.

Collins put the ball over from four yards out after 76 minutes and Rooney then did the same from a similar distance, while Collins was also foiled in a one on one by Latics keeper Dean Bouzanis and headed over late on.

Oldham had been fortunate in the first half when Andy Williams hit the post after Bouzanis saved his initial shot and even though a draw at the County Ground was a good result, it saw them slip into the relegation places, while Swindon fell from second to fourth.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Swindon Town manager Kevin MacDonald told BBC Wiltshire:

"We're there again - we created a lot of chances, but didn't score them.

"Come the end of the season that might be expensive for us, but all I can say is the lads don't deliberately miss.

"At least we are creating the chances, that's the important thing.

"We've created more today, but we just didn't take them."

Oldham manager Lee Johnson told BBC Radio Manchester:

"It's a good point on the face of it, but I'm disappointed in one sense because we need the wins.

"There were some great individual performances. It was really positive. You can see we've come on and it's just getting to that level where we can sustain that pressure for longer periods of the game.

"They had an early chance, but apart from that, they've not really threatened. We're getting there, which is good."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Swindon

  • 01 Foderingham
  • 04 Flint
  • 15 Thompson (Byrne - 55' )
  • 22 Ward
  • 06 Navarro
  • 08 Ferry
  • 11 Roberts (A Rooney - 65' )
  • 12 McCormack
  • 25 Luongo
  • 26 Parrett
  • 16 Williams (Collins - 65' )

Substitutes

  • 30 Bedwell
  • 05 Devera
  • 24 Byrne
  • 19 Thompson
  • 09 Collins
  • 23 De Vita
  • 28 A Rooney

Oldham

  • 13 Bouzanis
  • 02 Brown Booked
  • 03 Grounds
  • 05 Mvoto
  • 04 Wesolowski
  • 06 Tarkowski
  • 07 Croft Booked (Montano - 72' )
  • 23 K Smith Booked
  • 10 Simpson Booked (Iwelumo - 76' )
  • 18 Barnard (M Smith - 76' )
  • 20 Baxter

Substitutes

  • 01 Cisak
  • 16 Byrne
  • 15 Obita
  • 22 Reid
  • 09 Iwelumo
  • 11 Montano
  • 14 M Smith
Ref: Madley
Att: 10,040

Match Stats

Shots

20 6

On target

5 2

Corners

8 1

Fouls

10 16

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:46 Full time

Full Time The referee blows his whistle to end the game.

90:00 +5:04

Dean Parrett produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the goal.

90:00 +3:40

Dean Parrett produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the target.

90:00 +3:08

Free kick awarded for a foul by Connor Brown on Dean Parrett. Indirect free kick taken by Alan Navarro.

90:00 +1:59

Foul by Jonathan Grounds on Massimo Luongo, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed by Dean Parrett.

90:00 +0:28

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Alan Navarro from the right by-line, Chris Iwelumo manages to make a clearance.

90:00 +0:04

Corner from the left by-line taken by Dean Parrett, James Tarkowski makes a clearance.

89:38

Corner taken by Dean Parrett.

89:05

Jonathan Grounds gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adam Rooney. Nathan Byrne restarts play with the free kick.

88:19

Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Massimo Luongo misses to the left of the goal.

86:57

Headed effort from inside the area by James Collins misses to the right of the target.

86:25

Short corner worked by Dean Parrett.

84:36

Free kick crossed right-footed by Dean Parrett from right channel.

84:36 Booking

Booking Korey Smith booked for unsporting behaviour.

84:07

Chris Iwelumo gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Massimo Luongo.

82:57

Shot from 6 yards from James Collins. Save made by Dean Bouzanis. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Dean Parrett from the right by-line to the near post, Connor Brown makes a clearance.

80:32

Free kick crossed right-footed by Dean Parrett from left channel. Aden Flint is caught offside. Dean Bouzanis takes the free kick.

80:32 Booking

Booking Caution for Connor Brown.

80:31

Connor Brown is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick.

78:28

Effort from inside the six-yard box by Adam Rooney goes wide right of the target.

77:45

Corner taken right-footed by Dean Parrett, clearance by Connor Brown.

76:34

Shot from deep inside the area by James Collins clears the bar.

73:54 Substitution

Substitution Lee Barnard goes off and Matt Smith comes on.

73:54 Substitution

Substitution Robbie Simpson leaves the field to be replaced by Chris Iwelumo.

73:54

Unfair challenge on James Wesolowski by Massimo Luongo results in a free kick. Korey Smith takes the free kick. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dean Parrett by James Tarkowski.

72:19

Corner taken by Dean Parrett from the right by-line, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Adam Rooney misses to the left of the goal.

71:23 Substitution

Substitution Cristian Montano replaces Lee Croft.

70:30

Nathan Byrne provided the assist for the goal.

70:30 Goal scored

Goal! - Adam Rooney - Swindon 1 - 1 Oldham Adam Rooney gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the area to the top left corner of the goal. Swindon 1-1 Oldham.

67:11

Lee Croft provided the assist for the goal.

67:11 Goal scored

Goal! - Lee Barnard - Swindon 0 - 1 Oldham Lee Barnard finds the net with a goal from just inside the area to the top left corner of the goal. Swindon 0-1 Oldham.

64:57

Foul by Alan Navarro on Robbie Simpson, free kick awarded. Jose Baxter restarts play with the free kick.

64:01 Substitution

Substitution James Collins is brought on as a substitute for Andy Williams.

64:01 Substitution

Substitution Gary Roberts leaves the field to be replaced by Adam Rooney.

61:34

Shot comes in from Gary Roberts from the free kick.

61:34 Booking

Booking Lee Croft receives a yellow card.

61:22

Foul by Lee Croft on Simon Ferry, free kick awarded.

58:47

Lee Croft gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alan McCormack. Indirect free kick taken by Wes Foderingham.

57:38

Gary Roberts fouled by Lee Croft, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Alan McCormack.

55:40

The official flags Lee Croft offside. Free kick taken by Wes Foderingham.

53:13

Wes Foderingham takes the indirect free kick.

53:13 Substitution

Substitution Nathan Thompson leaves the field to be replaced by Nathan Byrne.

53:13 Booking

Booking Robbie Simpson goes into the referee's book.

53:10

Robbie Simpson challenges Nathan Thompson unfairly and gives away a free kick.

49:39

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alan Navarro by James Wesolowski. Free kick taken by Alan McCormack.

47:27

Handball decision goes against Lee Croft. Dean Parrett delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel.

46:30

Effort from the edge of the area by Andy Williams goes wide of the right-hand post.

45:01

The referee gets the second half started.

45:00 +3:01 Half time

Half Time The players leave the pitch at half time.

45:00 +2:04

Dean Parrett produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.

45:00 +0:21

Jose Baxter takes a shot. Wes Foderingham makes a comfortable save.

43:52

Dean Parrett gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jose Baxter. Jose Baxter crosses the ball, Header from deep inside the area by Jean Yves Mvoto goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

43:02

Effort from the edge of the penalty box by Lee Barnard goes wide of the right-hand upright.

42:20

Massimo Luongo concedes a free kick for a foul on Jonathan Grounds. Indirect free kick taken by Dean Bouzanis.

39:39

Gary Roberts challenges Connor Brown unfairly and gives away a free kick. Dean Bouzanis restarts play with the free kick.

38:53

Inswinging corner taken by Jonathan Grounds from the right by-line, Wes Foderingham makes a save.

37:13

Foul by Lee Barnard on Aden Flint, free kick awarded. Wes Foderingham takes the free kick.

35:48

Massimo Luongo handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Dean Bouzanis restarts play with the free kick.

35:20

James Tarkowski gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andy Williams. Free kick taken by Alan McCormack.

34:12

The referee penalises Andy Williams for handball. Dean Bouzanis takes the indirect free kick.

29:25

Massimo Luongo challenges Korey Smith unfairly and gives away a free kick. Dean Bouzanis takes the indirect free kick.

28:52

Foul by James Tarkowski on Andy Williams, free kick awarded. Dean Parrett crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance by Jean Yves Mvoto.

26:54

Alan McCormack is adjudged to have handled the ball. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Jose Baxter from right channel.

24:08

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Wesolowski by Alan Navarro. Indirect free kick taken by Dean Bouzanis.

21:10

Corner taken by Dean Parrett, Aden Flint takes a shot. Comfortable save by Dean Bouzanis.

20:30

Shot from just outside the box by Jose Baxter goes over the bar.

19:09

Dean Parrett takes a shot. Dean Bouzanis makes a fantastic save. Close range shot by Alan Navarro strikes the post.

17:46

Massimo Luongo challenges James Wesolowski unfairly and gives away a free kick. Korey Smith crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, save by Wes Foderingham.

17:15

Lee Barnard is penalised for a handball. Indirect free kick taken by Nathan Thompson.

16:41

Robbie Simpson is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Wes Foderingham takes the indirect free kick.

14:47

Unfair challenge on James Wesolowski by Alan Navarro results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Jonathan Grounds.

13:08

Dean Parrett has shot on goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

12:15

Simon Ferry fouled by Robbie Simpson, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Wes Foderingham.

10:33

Simon Ferry takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar.

9:03

Massimo Luongo produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.

7:30

Foul by Massimo Luongo on Lee Croft, free kick awarded. Korey Smith takes the free kick.

5:57

Simon Ferry has an effort at goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

5:07

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Simon Ferry by Korey Smith. Alan Navarro takes the free kick.

3:20

Andy Williams produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses wide left of the target.

2:56

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andy Williams by James Tarkowski. Indirect free kick taken by Alan Navarro.

2:33

Jose Baxter has shot on goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

0:05

The offside flag is raised against Dean Parrett. Dean Bouzanis takes the indirect free kick.

0:00

The referee starts the match.

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