SCORING sensation Eoin Doyle reckons it bodes well for Swindon Town that they are still capable of winning games when their performance is below-par.

Doyle notched for the ninth League Two game in succession as Town claimed a 2-0 success at home to Oldham Athletic on Saturday to remain top of the table.

The victory was a seventh in a row in the league for Richie Wellens’ side, although it was far from a sure thing as the Latics proved a strong match for them.

Swindon got their noses in front just before half-time as Michael Doughty played in Kaiyne Woolery before Doyle doubled the advantage in the closing stages of the contest.

Irishman Doyle agreed with boss Wellens that Town’s performance fell short of where it has been in recent weeks.

However, the fact they were still able to comfortably beat Oldham is a strong sign for the future.

“Performance-wise, we are disappointed,” said Doyle.

“We were very flat, we seemed to be a bit off it but a bit of brilliance from Michael Doughty to play Kaiyne in – and then a great finish from him – sent us into the break with the lead. I think that helped going into the second half.

“In the first half, we were doing things that aren’t us. The tempo was a bit off. Usually we are full steam ahead and pressing high but we were a bit off from that.

“It is a lesson we can learn. We got three points, which is massive, but we are disappointed with the performance.

“The conditions were difficult. It was very windy and the way Oldham approached the game, with five at the back, is always difficult to break down.

“We hung in. They had one good chance across the face of goal but apart from that, I think we were solid.

“We weren’t really happy with the performance but that is a sign of a good team if we can rack up three points not playing well.”

Doyle had hit the back of the net in each of his previous eight league appearances but that scoring run looked set to come to an end at the weekend.

The 31-year-old had already been denied by an offside flag and the woodwork before finally getting his name on the scoresheet with five minutes to go.

Although in rich vein of form, Doyle says pressure to keep adding to his tally never enters his mind.

“I don’t even think about it, if I am honest,” said Doyle.

“I have got great confidence in the lads that they are going to find me. It is a very enjoyable team to play in.

“It is always nice to get a goal and it is a massive three points for us. It keeps the run going into this busy period over Christmas.”