Wilson rues poor defending

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Swindon manager Danny Wilson felt his side were too attacking in the closing stages as an injury-time equaliser cost them victory at home to Charlton.

The home side took the lead after 65 minutes when Billy Paynter flicked on a cross for Kevin Amankwaah to stroke the ball home from eight yards. Charlton raised their game after the goal but showed little sign of equalising until a quick break in the second minute of added time saw the ball fall to Nicky Bailey who fired past the exposed David Lucas.

Wilson said: "I am very disappointed because we had done enough and should have seen the game out. It must be our concentration but we were trying to get the second goal and were not in a position to get back and defend."

He added: "We have to take this on board. We are playing very well but not seeing games out but if we continue to play like this we will go on collecting points.

"We got ahead of the ball far too much. There is nothing wrong in being ambitious but sometimes you have to settle for what you have.

"We had numerous chances and we definitely did very well but we got caught out by going on the offensive too much."

Opposite number Phil Parkinson was delighted with the way his team kept battling to secure what could be a valuable point against their promotion rivals.

"Swindon dominated in the first half-hour and we didn't play as well as we can but one moment of quality got us a point," he said.

"After we got through that first period we competed well. It was a magnificent response from us and we knew Swindon concede late goals. Nicky Bailey stuck it away well as soon as it fell to him."

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David Lucas
Nicky Bailey
League One
Swindon Town
Billy Paynter
Charlton Athletic
Kevin Amankwaah
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