WOMEN'S FOOTBALL: Spitfires flying in friendly

This Is Wiltshire: WOMEN'S FOOTBALL: Spitfires flying in friendly WOMEN'S FOOTBALL: Spitfires flying in friendly

SWINDON Spitfires United hosted Dursley Town in their first preseason friendly.

With new players brought into the fold, many were trying out in new positions but it was Spitfires who piled on the pressure from the start.

Sandra Higgins-Hughes long ball over found Natalia Wilson, who calmy placed the ball to Mel Bristow to open the scoring.

Dursley did push forward on several occasions and rattled the crossbar on 12 minutes.

United created many chances and Wilson came close on several opportunities with her best chance on 38 minutes, only for the ball to be knocked over by the Dursley goalkeeper.

In the second half both teams played some good football, Bristow coming close to her second, only again for the keeper to be in good form.

Spitfires’ second did come eight minutes from time, as Higgins-Hughes' corner fell nicely for Zofie Stepien to head home.

Dursley were awarded a penalty a minute from time, but Shona Hanlon made an impressive stop to keep a clean sheet.

Spitfires start their season proper on September 7.

The Spitfires club are encouraging women aged 16 and over to come back to the sport Back to Football sessions are ideal for ladies who have not taken to the football pitch for a few years, or since school.

Sessions provide a gentle re-introduction to the game for women over sixteen and are led by qualified coaches.

You can just turn up play and you can expect to cover basic skills like passing and footwork and even play in matches.

For more information contact Bev Maull, club secretary, on 07519952598 or via email at swindonspitfires@hotmail.co.uk.

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