Portishead Town Ladies stretched their unbeaten start to the season to 8 games, beating Swindon Town Development 3-2
Swindon were probably the best Ladies side that Portishead had faced in the last couple of seasons, a quality, well organised side with pace up front. Portishead took the lead after 25 minutes with Hannah Thornton smashing home a fierce shot from inside the penalty area. Both sides had chances in the first half but none were converted. Two minutes into the 2nd half Ruby Lowe was fouled when in a good position, Thornton struck the free kick over the Swindon wall which hit the cross bar and bounced down for Michelle Venton to bundle the ball over the line.
Swindon then had their best period of the match pulling one goal back after 57 minutes from a long range shot, Swindon were then awarded a penalty in the 73rd minute after a disputed handball by Thornton which Megan Larkin cooly stroked past Victoria Wright the Posset keeper. With the momentum with them, Swindon looked likely to go on and win the match however in the 80th minute Imogen Fisher struck a long range speculative shot which should have been saved but somehow squeezed over the line to restore Portisheads' lead. Swindon continued to drive forward for the final 10 minutes but could not force the deserved equalizer. Robert John Hairdressers Player of the Match was awarded to Alice Kerr
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