Swindon Town Women were forced to settle for a point at the York Road Stadium with The Robins unable to find a breakthrough in a goalless draw at Maidenhead United.
Looking to build on their 3-1 away victory over Portishead in their last National League Division One South West outing, James Lally’s charges travelled east to face a much improved Magpies, who headed into the clash off the back of three straight wins having won just once in their previous ten in all competitions prior.
With the game part of a hectic week for The Robins with three fixtures in the space of just seven days, Lally rotated the pack with Helena Diaz-Butcher making way for Lucy Durham.
Alisha Lowry was also given a call-up, while 16-year-old starlet Emison Evans was unavailable.
Onto the action, and Gipsy Viveash would create the games first opportunity, with a driving run inside and a shot from distance sailing just over the bar.
Lucy Durham, in just her third start in a Swindon shirt, would go closest to giving Town the lead after she was sent clear by Tori Taylor, but she was unable to convert.
Next up it was Annie Colston who looked to add to her growing goal tally as she was teed up by Meg Attenborough, but her effort was well saved by the hosts stopper.
Shortly after, Emily McGrogan was finally called into action as she produced a fine save to deny United from a free kick.
Further opportunities for both sides were to follow before the interval, with Attenborough inches away from making contact with a Durham cross, before McGrogan was called upon again to make a routine save.
Having dominated the first period but unable to find the breakthrough, Lally made adouble substitute to inject some fresh impetus into the second 45, introducing HelenaDiaz-Butcher and Nat Goodright on the hour, in place of Meg Attenborough and Kat Bach.
And it was Goodright who had the best chance of the tie as she looked capitalise on a goalkeeper spill, but unfortunately, she could only find the side netting from a tight angle.
It ended goalless, but a point away from home sees The Robins keep up theirmomentum and stay in the top six, with some more important league fixtures on the way.