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Swindon Town Women 3-0 Bridgwater United

Town Women continue good start to the 23/24 season

9 October 2023

Swindon Town Women secured their third victory at The County Ground after a 3-0 victory against Bridgwater United in the FA WNL on Sunday.

An early goal from Captain Georgia Clifford gave Town a good start in the early stages of the game.

A late first-half strike from top scorer Annie Colston gave Town a two-goal advantage going into the half-time break.

Emison Evans wrapped up the game late on with a well-taken volley as Swindon continued their impressive start to the FAWNL season.

It was another bright start and another early goal for Swindon, with skipper Georgia Clifford unmarked inside the box, and found the back of the net with a thrashing strike after just two minutes.
The game continued very lively for Town after the goal, with a close chance that fell to top goal scorer Annie Colston who attempted a karate-like volley but it flew inches wide from the net.

Another dangerous moment fell for Town when Colston drove past Bridgwater’s defence for team-mate Holly Beck-Esson, who connected with the ball from the right and forced Keeper former Town keeper Georgina Hunt to make a fingertip save.
After maintaining the majority of possession, Town squeezed a goal just before the half-time whistle, with the infamous Colston stunning the County Ground with a wonder strike from the edge of the box.
Half-time: Swindon 2 Bridgwater 0
Bridgwater started the second half brightly, with a shot from close range which forced keeper McGrogan to make a quick save early in the second 45.
The game evened out for the next 15 minutes until an opportunity fell the way of Beck-Esson from a cross by Helena Diaz-Butcher whose header found the keeper's hands.
As the game approached the final 15 minutes, Town were keen to keep the pressure on going, with beautiful passing from Beck-Esson to Ellie Strippel on the right-hand side but the final set piece was not clinical enough.
A late 90th-minute moment would see Town on the counterattack with a Colston shot that was deflected off the keeper which bounced to Mia Mugford, and her shot was just cleared off the line.
With only seconds left to play, Emison Evans was seen with plenty of space and the 17-year-old did not disappoint as she struck a fantastic volley into the back of the net and secured Town a 3-0 victory.
Following this positive result and a clean sheet, Swindon Town Women now look ahead to their next midweek fixture in the WPL Divison One League against Maidenhead United.
Swindon Town: McGrogan, Viveash, Graham, Jarvis (Mugford 81), MacDonald (Beck-Esson 28), Colston, Diaz-Butcher, Strippel (Evans 81), Haynes, Hull (Randall 85), Clifford
Goals: Clifford 2, Colston 44, Evans 90+5
Sub not used: Purnell 
Bridgwater Utd: Hunt, Moises, Banfield, Owen, Arnold, Bell (Charles 66), Barry, Watts (Bishop 54), Tappin, Everson, Snook

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