SWINDON Town’s ‘safe’ approach to the second half frustrated manager Richie Wellens, who was left disappointed by his side’s lack of control as Yeovil Town snatched a late equaliser.

Two minutes were signalled for injury time in the second half, but Yeovil’s Adel Gafaiti needed just one to poach a late draw – a goal that the visitors arguably deserved following a lacklustre second half display by the hosts in the second half.

Keshi Anderson put Swindon ahead on the stroke of half-time, but Wellens admits Town should have opened their account well before that.

He said: “There is disappointment, when a team scores so late and you let two points slip there will be.

“We were very good in the first half, but we have to come in with a bigger lead – at least two or three goals.

“The amount of opportunities we had to slide people in, the amount of good chances we had but scuffed them – we didn’t take our chances.

“They had nothing to lose in the last half-an-hour and went 4-2-4, they’re a big team and put a lot of balls into the box.

“We didn’t pass it as well as we did in the first half. We passed it back too much, we were too safe. And when the ball did go back to Luke (McCormick) we were too spread, so it was difficult for us to pick second balls up.

“I thought we’d seen it through – the only way they were going to score was from a set-play.

“We committed a silly free kick with a minute to go, we got first contract on it but we didn’t track the runners at the back.”

The result means Town remain four points short of the play-off frame with a game in hand, which takes place on Tuesday night against Newport.

Admitting he would’ve been pleased with a one-goal victory, Wellens suggested late nerves might have got the better of his side.

He added: “I would’ve been happy with 1-0 today, you’re not going to score three or four goals in every game.

“I’m more disappointed about the lack of control we had in the second half. We had opportunities to take the sting out of the game and take control.

“The crowd got nervy, and that got to the players. If we’re going to make the play-offs, then there will be more nervy moments ahead.

“Overall, I’m pleased with the first half. But we should’ve come in with a couple more goals.”