MacDonald rues sending-off

Kevin MacDonald believes the dismissal of Nathan Byrne ultimately sealed Swindon's fate in the second leg of their League One play-off clash with Brentford.

Last Updated: 06/05/13 at 22:16 Post Comment

After the match at Griffin Park had ended 3-3 - and 4-4 on aggregate - the hosts won the subsequent penalty shoot-out 5-4 with Miles Storey missing the decisive fourth kick for Swindon.

The Robins had earlier recovered from 3-1 down on the night but were reduced to 10 men in the 101st minute when Byrne was shown a second yellow card for handball.

And the Swindon boss, MacDonald, said: "The character of the team has been fantastic all the way through the season.

"You saw that today but the sending-off turned the game.

"Miles showed a lot of character to step up there. I am proud of him but someone had to miss."

Adam Forshaw converted the winning penalty to send the west Londoners to Wembley to meet Yeovil in the play-off final.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

N

ice work John.. have to agree with everything. Never measure your wealth in money.

wexford_blue
We're Not All Jealous Guys...

I

s it the same people that complain about Chelsea that complain about Mayweather? You should by now know what to expect from both, if you can't appreciate how good they are at nullifying their opponents then don't watch them.

Noz2k
Chelsea: This Ending Always Justifies The Means

I

do concede though, that getting rid of Luiz has made them less entertaining. In the same way that driving with both eyes open is less exciting, but probably a good idea.

megabrow (cufc)
Chelsea: This Ending Always Justifies The Means

Footer 365

Jose Mourinho already targeting more success after 'hard-earned' Chelsea title

Jose Mourinho insisted Chelsea were deserved Premier League champions - and then declared himself hungry for more.

Arsene Wenger says Thierry Henry is wrong about Olivier Giroud

Arsene Wenger believes Thierry Henry is wrong to claim Arsenal cannot win the title with Olivier Giroud.

Jose Mourinho and John Terry hit out at critics

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho and captain John Terry were in defiant mood after the club sealed the Premier League title.

Mail Box

Blaming Van Gaal For United Slump...

Wayne Rooney in midfield, the same balls aimed at Marouane Fellaini...Louis van Gaal has to find a solution. And a Burnley fan embraces relegation...

Shouldn't We Give Players Time?

Do we really want to throw out the baby with the bathwater every single summer? We also have a Man United fan who wants massive investment. And more...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company