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THERE seems to be a recurring theme as Swindon Town’s season drifts towards what looks increasingly likely to be a frustrating conclusion.

It is a story of what might have been.

As had been the case in the previous two matches away at Newport County and at home to Yeovil Town, Richie Wellens’ side largely had the better of proceedings during Saturday’s League Two clash away Oldham Athletic.

The majority of incisive play came from the men in red, while genuine moments of alarm at the back were few and far better.

Come the full-time whistle, though, the outcome was the same as a 2-2 draw at Boundary Park meant Swindon were held for a third game in succession.

Although Town were able to extend their end-of-season unbeaten run to a sixth game, a haul of only three points from the last three games means they are now five points adrift of the play-off places with four games to go.

Not many could have argued if that return had been bumped to a full house of nine points.

If that had been the case, Wellens’ side would have been safely camped inside the top seven instead of looking forlornly upwards.

After an early lapse that saw them trail to George Edmundson’s opener for Oldham, Town responded well.

Michael Doughty’s penalty restored parity on the stroke of half-time before Kyle Bennett gave the visitors the lead on the hour.

However, Swindon seemed to stagnate after that, and the Latics began to

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