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MATCH REPORT: Swindon Town Women 3-0 Maidenhead United

Town trio on the scoresheet as Robins continue climb up the table…

1 November 2022

Club News

MATCH REPORT: Swindon Town Women 3-0 Maidenhead United

Town trio on the scoresheet as Robins continue climb up the table…

1 November 2022

Swindon Town Women recorded a comfortable 3-0 victory at home to Maidenhead United in National League Division One South West last Thursday to move within three points of fourth place.

Three quickfire goals from Helena Diaz-Butcher, Becky Connelly and Natalie Goodright in the first half ensured victory for James Lally’s side at Fairford Town, with the girls still on a high after their FA Cup exploits at The County Ground a few weeks ago.

They managed to shake off a nervy first ten minutes to record a strong defensive display to earn the three points, with stopper Emily McGrogan recording a second clean sheet in the league this term.

Maidenhead were unable to take advantage of their early spell of pressure, and were limited to shots from distance for the remainder of the tie, watched by 41 spectators.

Town opened the scoring on 21-minutes through Helena Diaz-Butcher, with Becky Donnelly, making her third start of the campaign, starting off the move.

She combined well with Annie Colston who turned provider for Diaz-Butcher, and she did the rest, calmly placing the ball underneath the visiting goalkeeper.

Annie Colston would soon be involved in their second goal of the clash five minutes later, as her initial shot on goal was well saved, but rebounded into the path of Donnelly to tap home into an empty net from close range.

With Maidenhead struggling to get a foothold in the game, Swindon extended their lead on 36-minutes.

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Natalie Goodright gathered the ball on the edge of box following a clearance from a corner, and she lashed the ball into the net with a powerful right-footed strike to open her account for the season.

Heading into the second half three goals to the good enabled James Lally to rotate his side, with five changes made during the next forty-five.

Kelly Nightingale entered the action in place for Jen Gray just after the break, followed by Kat Bach and Ella Harries for Annie Colston and Gipsy Viveash.

Maidenhead continued to try their luck from long range but still couldn’t test McGrogan in the Swindon goal, before two further changes by Lally, with Edie Stilwell-Garrett and Beth Kelloway making appearances.

It finished 3-0, and Town will take confidence knowing they have games in hand on all the clubs above them in the table.


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