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.

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.