SWINDON Town head coach Ben Garner said his team could have scored six goals after they came from behind to beat Bristol Rovers 3-1 at the Memorial Stadium on Saturday.

After beginning slowly and duly being punished by Rovers for that lacklustre start in the 17th minute, Town dominated the rest of the game and were worthy winners following Jack Payne’s equaliser and a pair of late goals from Ben Gladwin and Harry McKirdy.

Alfie Kilgour was sent off for a second yellow card as Town were awarded an 85th minute penalty – Gladwin doing the business from the spot.

In his post-match discussions, Garner said the fact that his side continued the second where they left off in the first helped pave the way for the win.

He said: “The most pleasing thing was the fact that we came back in the second half. I thought we played well in the first half, we were scratching our heads a little bit at how we were 1-0 down.

“The lapse in concentration for the goal made it hard, but I thought we were the team on the front foot from the first whistle to the last. We were the team attacking, the team trying to win the game.”

Garner later went on to express just how well he felt his team had played before giving a nod to his players’ composure and ability to stick to the gameplan.

He said: “I thought we could have had six goals today – we were that good.

“There were balls flashing across the goal in the first half, a one-on-one, so it was pleasing to come back in the second half and show that character and not lose our composure.

“We kept to our game plan, we kept playing, we kept plugging away. It was a thoroughly deserved three points.”