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MATCH REPORT: Portishead 1-3 Swindon Town Women

Robins back on track as Evans nets first senior goal at Bristol Road…

22 February 2023

Women’s News

MATCH REPORT: Portishead 1-3 Swindon Town Women

Robins back on track as Evans nets first senior goal at Bristol Road…

22 February 2023

Exciting young Swindon prospect Emison Evans netted her first goal in senior football as her strike helped The Robins to a much needed 3-1 away win at Portishead on Sunday in National League Division One South West.

Embarking on their fourth straight away fixture as part of seven in a row on the road for James Lally’s charges, they were able to claim the points at Bristol Road against a Portishead side with just three league wins to their name thus far despite a rather wasteful first period.

But strikes from Megan Attenborough and Annie Colston prior to Evans’ debut goal earned them a valuable three points, ending a run of three straight games without a win.

Lally made two changes to the side that started the 4-2 defeat at Moneyfields a week prior, as Elle Scott and Sky Hull returned to the fold with Kelly Nightingale and Nat Goodright making way.

But Town were left frustrated after the first 45 as they failed to test the oppositions goalkeeper as much as they would have liked in order to make their dominance count.

First, Kat Bach sent Helena Diaz-Butcher through on goal down the right, but she could only drag her effort wide of the mark when in a promising position.

After Attenborough drilled a shot wide from the edge of the area, Colston clipped the top of the bar with a long-range effort, but Swindon approached the second period with a lot more endeavour and got their just rewards just three minutes after the restart.

Megan Attenborough opened the scoring on 48-minutes as she stayed composed to fire Lally’s side ahead after good work from Colston.

Ten minutes later the visitors had doubled their advantage, as Colston helped herself to a goal to enhance her growing tally on 58-minutes.

Substitute Lucy Durham did well to win back possession inside the hosts penalty area, enabling the in-form striker to weave her way into a shooting position before knocking in her 13th goal in just 11 games this season.

The game was then effectively put beyond doubt shortly after, as Emison Evans, who replaced Colston on the hour mark, took just 60-seconds after her introduction to divert a Gipsy Viveash cross into the back of the Portishead net to make it three.

There was to be no clean sheet for Town stopper Emily McGrogan though, as a long ball over the top was fired into the net by Ellie Strippel on 75-minutes.

But an important three points for The Robins sees them remain in sixth, four points behind Southampton above them with a game in hand.

Swindon head to eighth-placed Maidenhead United Women on Thursday, with kick off scheduled for 7:45pm.


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