TWO-GOAL hero Michael Doughty felt Swindon Town’s winning margin over Milton Keynes Dons could have been even greater following their 3-2 success on the road on Saturday.

Doughty’s efforts bookended the scoring for Richie Wellens’ visitors, with the midfielder getting the only goal of a dominant first-half display at Stadium MK before notching Town’s third from the penalty spot.

Between those goals, Jake Hesketh netted a leveller for Dons before Keshi Anderson restored Swindon’s lead immediately afterwards.

Kieran Agard reduced the arrears for the home side late on to give the impression of a closely-fought League Two contest, but Doughty believed Town were much more convincing winners than the final scoreline suggests.

“I think everyone, certainly the spectators, would have been excited about how we played. There was some really high-tempo counter-attacking football,” said Doughty.

“I think if we had a little bit more quality in the final third, the margin could have been greater.

“It is a little bit disappointing that at the end we were holding on a bit as I don’t think the game itself was reflective of that.”

Doughty’s double saw him continue to lead the way in the scoring charts for Swindon this season and he is now on 12 goals from 25 games in all competitions.

The 26-year-old’s first effort was a composed strike from the edge of the box, tucking low into the corner of Dons keeper Lee Nicholls’ net after nicking possession himself high up the pitch.

The second was an equally cool finish, with Doughty dinking home from the penalty spot after Kaiyne Woolery had been felled by Russell Martin.

“For the first goal, I opened up my body and actually couldn’t see the goalkeeper,” said Doughty.

“In that split-second in my head, I was thinking he was a bit unsighted, so I just used the defender to try to caress it.

“It was going right in the corner, so even if he did dive, I think it would have been tough for him to get it.

“We played really well and that was a sign of our pressing and counter-attack, which worked really well.

“I wasn’t meaning to be disrespectful with the penalty. I genuinely feel it is a good way to try to score as, usually, the keeper is not expecting something like that.

“This season I have gone left and right and did a similar penalty against Newport in the Checkatrade Trophy.

“I thought that is probably the last thing he would be expecting.

“It worked out well and, luckily, we got the three points.”