TWO-GOAL hero Eoin Doyle believes Swindon Town will eventually realise their 2-2 draw away at Cheltenham Town was a positive result, after the club’s winless run at the Jonny-Rocks Stadium moved into its eighth game.

In an eventful West Country derby, Doyle put Richie Wellens’ visitors in front after six minutes, volleying home unmarked before nudging them in front again midway through the first half once Chris Hussey had equalised.

Another leveller from Luke Varney squared the game again before the break, and once Swindon’s Mathieu Baudry had seen a header ruled out for offside late on, the spoils were ultimately shared.

Adding to the disappointment of the result, Michael Doughty’s red card with 20 minutes to play and a couple of spurned chances from Doyle himself did not help matters, but the Irish forward felt the lack of chances that fell to the hosts once Swindon went down to 10 men made it an acceptable result in the end.

Doyle said: “It is a bit frustrating because I should have scored a third in the first half, but I think we’ll look back on it and realise it was a good point as we were down to 10 for so long.

“I should have had a hat-trick in the first half, so I’m disappointed with that. At the minute, the draw hurts, but I think we’ll look back and realise it was a good point.

“They changed their set up in the second half a little bit because they realised how we were hurting them.

“But the sending off didn’t help either and we got unlucky with Mathieu’s goal as well because I think that might have been onside.

“It’s difficult to take, and I reckon we’re due a few decisions to go our way.”

Doyle continued his purple patch in front of goal with a brace against Cheltenham, but the on-loan striker insisted he could not take all the credit for his fast start and had to thank the first-class service of his team-mates.

Now operating as Swindon’s top scorer with three goals this season, Doyle paid tribute to the class of Lloyd Isgrove, in particular, as he provided the cross that led to the 31-year-old’s second goal.

Doyle said: “The ball across was right onto my foot. I didn’t have to move, it was perfect.

“Lloyd is a joke. He puts it right on the money every time and as a striker, that’s hard to come by. But it’s great when he’s about.

“The service has been great from everyone so far. They see my runs and the put it on the money every time for me to put away.

“The confidence in our play is helping us create chances.

“I think we’re playing the right way – the way the gaffer has set us up to do.

“It’s very attacking football and it helps us create plenty of chances for the likes of myself and the other attacking players.”