“WHEN opposition teams play against us, they always feel they’ve got a good chance of scoring goals” – that was the view of Swindon Town manager John Sheridan after his side conceded its 59th and 60th goals of the season in a 2-1 defeat to Accrington Stanley on Saturday.

Town were behind in the 11th minute at the weekend when Dion Charles nodded in from close range to finish off a tidy move by John Coleman’s men.

And although Swindon had drawn themselves level through Brett Pitman’s well-taken lob after half an hour, Accrington struck again minutes before half-time when Colby Bishop headed in from a corner.

Sheridan was fairly pleased with his side’s overall showing in the opening period, but the Town boss criticised his players for conceding what he called “bang basic” goals once again.

He said: “I thought in the first half we actually played alright. I thought we were in the game, and we obviously scored a good goal.

“But again, the two goals we’ve conceded are just bang basic. We should be dealing with it and defending better to keep the ball out of the net.

“We go a goal down, but luckily we hit back and got ourselves back in the game.

“Twine has hit a couple of great free-kicks – how the one that hit the bar has stayed out, I’ll never know.”

The second half was poor from both sides as the quality and frequency of chances tailed off, but the hosts did go close to making the game safe in second-half stoppage time when Matt Butcher slammed against the bar from range.

Sheridan said his side will continue to try and win games, even if it means they become very open in the latter stages of a contest in which they are chasing a positive result.

He said: “As I’ve said before, you can’t defend like we did for the second goal.

“Their player wants to score more than we want to defend – people have got to look at themselves and know they should do better.

“We’re going to carry on trying to win games to get the points we need to stay in the league.

“And if you look at the first-half performance, you’d say we were doing alright. But in the second half, it was very, very poor.

“We can’t be playing like that – everything was very untidy about us, we were reckless and naïve too.

“That’s the most disappointing thing for me because I felt there was an opportunity to get something from the game.”