SWINDON Town manager John Sheridan admitted he was embarrassed to watch his own team after the Wiltshire outfit lost 2-1 away at Accrington Stanley on Saturday.

The Town boss was left reeling after an aimless second-half showing resulted in the visitors meandering their way to defeat at the Wham Stadium.

First-half goals from Dion Charles and Colby Bishop cancelled out Brett Pitman’s equaliser midway through the opening period, ensuring the 33-year-old would end up on the losing side after scoring for Town for the first time in seven matches.

Reacting to Swindon 20th league defeat of the season, Sheridan said: “Again, I’m disappointed because we’ve ended up losing the game.

“We’ve gone a goal down early again – I keep saying the goals that we concede are very poor, but the goals we’ve conceded are very, very poor.

“In the first half, I thought we were in the game. In the second half, I was actually embarrassed watching us play. How we went about the game, our decision making and the little mistakes we kept doing.”

As Town hunted for an equaliser that rarely looked like coming in the second half, mistakes littered the visitors’ performance – a factor that did not help their quest for a point.

Sheridan was left disgusted by the number of avoidable errors his team made, saying the second-half showing lacked any quality at all.

He said: “The second goal they score is diabolical defending from us – diabolical.

“When you’re in your own box, you’ve got to defend properly and stop the ball going in the back of your net, and we didn’t.

“In the second half, everything about us was poor. There was no quality anywhere, when I felt that if we had put out foot on the ball, we could have possibly got ourselves back in the game.

“But nothing about our second-half performance merited us getting anything from the game.”