March 29, 2013
Rooney special saves Swindon
Swindon dropped two precious points in their battle for npower League One promotion when lowly Oldham escaped from the County Ground with a 1-1 draw.
Lee Barnard, on loan from Southampton, put Oldham ahead in the 68th minute before a spectacular equaliser from substitute Adam Rooney at least prevented a surprise home defeat.
Swindon have not won at home since the middle of January and for long spells they found Oldham hard to break down.
Gareth Roberts should have put Swindon ahead in the 20th minute but hit a post after an Andy Williams shot had been saved by Dean Bouzanis.
Oldham took the lead when Lee Croft crossed for Barnard to shoot into the top corner, but Swindon soon bounced back.
Rooney, who had only been on the pitch five minutes, connected with a perfect overhead kick worthy of his illustrious namesake Wayne to level.
|Swindon Town||Oldham Athletic|
|1 Wesley Foderingham||13 Dean Bouzanis|
|22 Darren Ward||5 Jean Yves Mvoto Owono|
|15 Nathan Thompson||3 Jonathan Grounds|
|4 Aden Flint||2 Connor Brown|
|6 Alan Navarro||7 Lee Croft|
|12 Alan McCormack||4 James Wesolowski|
|11 Gary Roberts||23 Korey Smith|
|8 Simon Ferry||6 James Tarkowski|
|26 Dean Parrett||10 Robbie Simpson|
|25 Massimo Luongo||18 Lee Barnard|
|16 Andrew Williams||20 Jose Baxter|
|30 Leigh Bedwell||Alex Cisak 1|
|5 Joe Devera||Cliff Byrne 16|
|24 Nathan Byrne||Bobby Reid 22|
|19 Louis Thompson||Jordan Obita 15|
|9 James Collins||Chris Iwelumo 9|
|28 Adam Rooney||Matt Smith 14|
|23 Raffaele De Vita||Cristian Montano 11|
|Nathan Byrne for Nathan Thompson (55)||Cristian Montano for Lee Croft (72)|
|Adam Rooney for Gary Roberts (65)||Chris Iwelumo for Robbie Simpson (76)|
|James Collins for Andrew Williams (65)||Matt Smith for Lee Barnard (76)|
|Robbie Simpson (54)|
|Lee Croft (62)|
|Connor Brown (81)|
|Korey Smith (85)|
|· Squads: Swindon Town | Oldham Athletic|