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📝 Women's Preview: Swindon Town

City on the road

18 March 2022

Exeter City Women are on the road once more this weekend, the second of a gruelling run of seven successive away fixtures sees the Grecians head to Swindon in the hope of making it four consecutive League victories.

Swindon Town 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 three league wins this season, the most recent coming with a victory over Larkhall Athletic, Anne Colston with a last minute winner. Jamie Lloyd Davies' side suffered a cruel defeat on Thursday evening, goals from Helena Diaz-Butcher, Rianne Bourne-Hallett and Anne Colston saw Town lead 3-1 against visiting Maidenhead United, but three goals, two in injury time, saw United leave Wiltshire with all three points.

The two sides met as recently as the end of February, City winning the game 4-1 thanks to goals from Connie Pengelly, Mollie Taylor, Sarah Stacey and Zoe Watkins.  Despite controlling the majority of that contest, a converted penalty with ten minutes remaining put the pressure on the Grecians and they will be in no doubt of the need to perform well this Sunday.

Last Weekend's victory at Maidenhead United was City's third successive National League victory, the first time they have achieved that feat this season, and a significant winning run is needed as the league campaign comes to a close. Abbie Britton and Aaron Wakley's side were at their peak as the Christmas break arrived, enjoying a nine game winning streak, as the team enjoyed the momentum of a history making FA Cup run. There have been signs in recent weeks that the team are now hitting those heights once more , victory against Swindon Town on Sunday will cement their place among the chasing pack for the League Title.

Stadium Address: Cinder Lane, Fairford, Gloucestershire, GL7 4AX

Adults : £3.00
Senior Citizens (over 65) : £1.00
Under 16s : Free

There is free parking available inside and outside the ground. All supporters should drive up Cinder Lane and then turn left inside the gate, where you will be greeted at the entrance gate by a club committee member.

After entering the ground via the main gate the clubhouse is the best place to head. Turn right upon entering the ground walking down the side of the pitch, the club house is located via the second set of double doors on your right.

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