Ladies rocked by Robins

Thursday 03 May 2018 - by Stuart Smedley (Updated on 03 May 2018 at 21:36)

Royal Wootton Bassett Town Ladies' South West Women's League Eastern Division title hopes suffered a severe blow as they fell to a heavy 4-0 defeat against local rivals Swindon Town Development.

On a rare off day for Becky Gammon's team, Bassett offered little in attack, which Town, smarting after a 4-3 home defeat at the weekend against Swindon Spitfires, took full advantage of.

Helena Diaz-Butcher put them ahead early in the first half, with the scoresheets not being troubled any further before half time.

Bassett were then rocked when Natalie Goodright extended the visitors' advantage shortly after the restart. Milly Colford soon added a third before Meghan Larkin's late penalty rounded off the scoring.

The defeat, coupled with a win for leaders Portishead Town, means Bassett slip to third. They trail Swindon Town by a single point with two games in hand, but now find themselves seven behind the Somerset-based leaders.

That means Bassett need to win their remaining four games and hope Portishead drop points in either of their final two fixtures if they are to retain any hopes of claiming the title.

Whatever happens, it has been a fantastic season for the Ladies, in which they have lost just twice in the league in their first season since promotion.

Other Match Reports

Thu 17th May 2018 - Cheltenham Town Development (A)

Sun 13th May 2018 - Oldland Abbotonians (A)

Wed 9th May 2018 - Frome Town Ladies (A)

Thu 3rd May 2018 - Swindon Town Development (H)

Thu 19th Apr 2018 - Swindon Town Development (A)

Sun 15th Apr 2018 - Swindon Town Development (N)

Sun 8th Apr 2018 - Portishead Town (H)

Sun 25th Mar 2018 - Portishead Town (A)

Sun 11th Mar 2018 - Swindon Spitfires (A)

Sun 25th Feb 2018 - St Nicholas Reserves (H)

Sun 18th Feb 2018 - FC Chippenham (H)

Sun 4th Feb 2018 - Team Mendip (H)

Sun 7th Jan 2018 - Swindon Spitfires (A)

Sun 3rd Dec 2017 - Laverstock and Ford (H)

Sun 12th Nov 2017 - Frome Town Ladies (H)

Sun 5th Nov 2017 - FC Chippenham (A)

Sun 29th Oct 2017 - Oldland Abbotonians (H)

Sun 22nd Oct 2017 - Team Mendip (A)

Sun 8th Oct 2017 - Almondsbury (H)

Sun 1st Oct 2017 - The Market Lavington and Easterton United (A)

Sun 24th Sep 2017 - Cheltenham Civil Service (A)

Sun 17th Sep 2017 - Swindon Spitfires (H)

Sun 10th Sep 2017 - St Nicholas Reserves (A)

Sun 3rd Sep 2017 - AFC Bournemouth (H)