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SWINDON TOWN: Flint defends own goal man Hollands
ADEN Flint insisted there was nothing Danny Hollands could do to avoid scoring a 10th minute own goal in Swindon’s 1-1 draw with Doncaster.
The midfielder stuck out a leg to try and clear a James Husband’s cross just two minutes after Matt Ritchie had given Town the lead, but only managed to stab the ball past keeper Wes Foderingham.
The home side dominated the rest of the game but couldn’t find a winner, but Flint put Hollands’ mishap down to bad luck.
“I think we were solid at the back with the back four and the goalkeeper, but it starts from the front and we defended as a unit,” he said.
“For their goal the ball was fired across and it just hit him, you can either swing a leg at it or it goes in, and it took a little deflection off me and I am not sure if that put him off or not, but it was unfortunate.
“They didn’t have many other chances than that and we had plenty, and we just couldn’t finish them.
“All the boys are frustrated because we all feel we could have won, because we had enough chances to win a game we dominated.”
The big defender was involved in a nasty clash of heads with Rovers striker Iain Hume near the end of the first half, but was pleased to see the man who suffered a fractured skull at the hands of Sheffield United’s Chris Morgan in 2008 return to the field.
“My head is alright, but I think the other guy came off worse than me,” he said.
“I went to see him and he had some stitches in it, but he came back on so fair play to him.”