Swindon Town Women Match Preview

1st October 2020

For Robinesses supporters, the Robins Derby is always a highlight of the FA WNL campaign. Both sides have seen decent starts to the campaign, with both teams facing Chesham United Ladies on the opening day.

After their original opening day against Brislington was postponed, Cheltenham would start a week late, but still came away with the spoils after picking up a 1-0 win over The Generals at The Big Local Stadium, while Swindon would miss out to Chesham 4-2.

Despite the positive start to the campaign, Tom Davies has insisted that this is just another game for his Robinesses.

“It’s just another game for us and we’ll approach it like any other. The fans love a local derby and it’s another one under the lights but we’ll enter this game exactly how we would if they were based in Dorset.”

Team News

The Robinesses are expected to field another strong team with Davies commenting after the Chesham game that he isn’t worried with rotation due to the squad depth.

Jade Grove who came off in the previous game with cramp is expected to retake her place in the starting XI. With Ruby Scahill hoping to receive her First Team debut against her former club.

Sarah King could also return to the starting lineup following a lively display from the bench at the weekend.


Swindon have had a positive start to 2020/21 and find themselves sitting third in the table ahead of tonight’s game.

Losing out on the opening day against Chesham, 4-2, despite leading 2-1 at half time, saw them start the campaign off in ninth place, above Southampton Women and Poole Town Ladies.

Last weekend saw them come out on top in a seven-goal thriller against Larkhall Athletic. An Ellie Olds hattrick, combined with goals from Megan Attenborough and captain, Riane Lewis saw them turn the tables in a strong 5-2 victory.

Previous Meetings

The Robins Derby last took place on the 1st of March, at All Saints Academy, Cheltenham. A Georgia Brown goal on the 36th minute from a corner was enough for Cheltenham to claim all three points, in a game that saw Cheltenham forward Lauren Kayll and Midfielder Ruby Scahill start against their new club, alongside former Cheltenham faces Amy Leask and Kayleigh Hateley.

The season before the clubs met twice in the FA WNL, with Cheltenham claiming a 2-0 victory at Swindon’s Cinder Lane, while the teams would wrestle out a 2-2 draw in the return fixture at Whaddon Road in front of a record attendance of 375.

Directions and Entry Prices

Fairford Town FC
Cinder Lane,

Entrance: £3 per adult
Senior Citizens (Over 65’s): £1
Under 16’s: Free

Match Coverage

For real-time match coverage, follow our twitter page, @CTLadies. You can also check the club’s Facebook and Instagram for half time and full time scores.

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