SWINDON Town head coach Ben Garner lamented the lack of penalties for his side following a 1-1 draw at home to Harrogate Town on Saturday.

Jack Payne dispatched one spot-kick in the 83rd minute – following Jack Diamonds’ first-half strike – but Garner felt his team should have been given the chance to win the game deep into second-half stoppage time following an incident involving Ellis Iandolo.

The Swindon wing-back moved past George Thomson before going down – only to be booked for his troubles instead of winning his team a chance to win the game.

Garner was shocked to see his team only win one penalty throughout the 90 minutes – stating Swindon should have had three.

He said: “I’ve seen all of the (penalty incidents) back, it’s a blatant penalty on Kaine in the first half, it’s a penalty on Jayden, and then it’s a penalty on Ellis (Iandolo) at the end.

“Ellis goes past him, the lad makes contact, and it should be a penalty.

“I don’t want to talk about officials – I’ve done that enough already this season – but people have got to look at that, assess it, and please tell me why we’re not getting those decisions.”

Swindon were a distant second best during the first half at the County Ground before gradually improving as the second 45 progressed.

Summarising the game as a whole, Garner said: “It was a difficult game – the conditions made it tough, and the way they played made it difficult.

“They came here to stop us playing, and they were aggressive all over the pitch – they did what they do well.

“It was a difficult game, but we showed great character to get the goal. I’m just disappointed we didn’t get another one at the end to make it a win.

“We got one penalty, but we should have had three – so that’s frustrating. But it’s seven points this week, and there are a lot of positives there.”