Exeter City Women return to league action this weekend, the visit to Swindon Town the team’s first away League fixture since early October, and only second league fixture during that same period of time.
Swindon made a promising start to the 2021/2022 season, drawing all three of their opening fixtures, including holding the league’s current top two, AFC Bournemouth and Cheltenham Town.
However, since then, points have been hard to come by, with only two league wins this season, both coming against bottom side Poole Town. Meg Attenborough and Ellie Olds have been the two key forward players for Town this season, both with four goals, Attenborough scoring twice in the recent defeat to Portishead. Jamie Lloyd Davies’ team will be keen to address recent poor home form this weekend, Swindon have lost their last three fixtures at Cinder Lane, most recently a 3-0 reverse to Chesham United.
Abbie Britton and Aaron Wakley’s side have enjoyed considerable Cup success in recent months, with an impressive run in both the FA Cup and the League Cup Plate, as well as securing a return to the Devon County Cup Final. However, that has come at a price, as City are now playing catch up on their League campaign. With the Grecians having as many as six games in hand on some sides in the division, the next month will be crucial to gain ground if they want to be in the title race conversation when their season finishes with fixtures against the current top two.
City’s last league outing saw a disappointing defeat to Maidenhead United and, in terms of title aspirations, the team are now entering must win territory. With a double against Swindon and a visit to struggling Larkhall Athletic to come in the next three weeks, Abbie Britton and Aaron Wakley will be keen to get back to winning ways and gain some of that Pre Christmas momentum as the season reaches its conclusion.
- Swindon Town Women vs Exeter City Women
- Sunday, February 13, 2pm
- Cinder Lane, Fairford Town FC
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