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Swindon Town Women 4-2 Abingdon United

Town Women start 2023/24 with a victory

21 August 2023

Women’s News

Swindon Town Women 4-2 Abingdon United

Town Women start 2023/24 with a victory

21 August 2023

Swindon Town secured their first three points in the 2023/24 FAWNL season, after a spectacular 4-2 victory against Abingdon United at Foundation Park.

Town opened the scoring within 10 minutes of the first half, as last season's top scorer Annie Colston slotted the ball into the bottom right of the goal.
 
Not too long after and Swindon were awarded a penalty, as the ball struck the opposition’s hand inside the box and gave Colston the chance to double her goal tally, something she gladly snatched up.
 
Just minutes after the putting away, Mike Cook’s team saw themselves with yet another penalty shout for handball, but this time, the referee let the game continue and saw Helena Diaz-Butcher put the ball away from close-range to give Town a 3-0 lead.
 
Unfortunately, Town lost possession after maintaining dominance as Abingdon United’s Erin Hartigan put the ball effortlessly passed Town’s keeper to make it 3-1 just before the half-time whistle. 
 
The game took a turn as two red cards were given to both Town and Abingdon just seconds apart, with Holly Randall for Town and Shara Osbourne-Ricketts shown a second yellow, and made it down to ten girls for both teams.
 
With just ten minutes remaining on the clock, it was fortunate for Town as Taylor MacDonald scored a magnificent free-kick directly outside the box to secure the victory.
 
This hectic game saw goal after goal as just five minutes left, Town lost possession and the ball finds ex-Town player Grace Eagles to double the score for her new side.
 
With so much dominance throughout the game, it was Swindon who took a well-deserved three points and will take all their confidence from this performance as they look ahead to their FA WNL cup game against Actonians this week. 
 
Speaking post-match, Annie Colston expressed her delight on getting off the mark in the Women's first league game, but also picking up three points to start the new season:
 
"I’m so happy to get the three points.
 
"We can’t be too harsh on ourselves with how the game went second half.
 
"I’m very happy to get the two goals but one thing to take is that I need to keep more composed and not rush into taking chances.
 
“Of course, happy to score, happy for the win and just can’t wait for the next game now.”

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