August 19, 2017

VIDEO: Highlights, Swindon Town Ladies v QPR Ladies

Watch the best of the action as QPR Ladies triumphed 2-0 over Swindon Town Ladies at the County Ground.

The match was the last of Swindon’s debut Premier League Southern Division campaign, finishing only above QPR in the final standings.

And you can watch the highlights from the clash in the video below.

Matt Fiddes Women’s Martial Aarts

On Sunday afternoon at The County Ground, Swindon Town Ladies concluded their fixtures in the FA Women’s Premier League Southern Division with a disappointing 0-2 defeat to bottom of the table, and already relegated, Queens Park Rangers Ladies, writes Nick Taylor.

The margin of the defeat, along with the fact that Forest Green Rovers Ladies withdrew from the league earlier in the season, plus the possibility that league winners Tottenham Hotspur Ladies could gain promotion if they defeat Women’s Premier League Northern winners Blackburn Rovers Ladies in the forthcoming play-off game means that Steve Robertson’s team are unlikely to be relegated.

The loss meant that Swindon Town Ladies, competing in their first full season in the Premier League Southern Division, finished second from bottom.

Playing on the large County Ground pitch for the first and only time this season, it was the visitors who got to grips better with the wide-open spaces available.

Seun Odenimi teed up Joanna Blodgett for the visitors on 22 minutes, with her shot just firing wide.

Swindon’s first serious chance came a minute later when Beth Westlake set up Ellie Maynard on the edge of the penalty area, but she blasted her effort high above the Town End goal.

The Londoners then grabbed the lead just before half time when Joanna Blodgett was first to react close in after Kasha Petit’s left wing cross had been fumbled by Swindon keeper Robyn Levett.

Rangers then doubled their lead five minutes after the interval when midfielder Juliette Denny drove forwards and unleashed a 25 yard screamer that flew into the back of the Town net, giving Levett no chance.

Town Ladies manager Steve Robertson reacted by re-shuffling his pack, bringing on Abbie Picton for Sam Quinn, which seemed to spark more pace and purpose into the Swindon offence.

Picton latched onto a loose ball only to be denied by very brave keeping by Rangers stopper Jenny Critchley, diving head first to the feet of the oncoming Town substitute.

Alice Smith then replaced Beth Westlake but with Rangers growing stronger in confidence as the clock ticked away, Swindon just couldn’t create any more clear cut opportunities to force a way back into the contest.

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