SWINDON Spitfires were brought back to earth with a bump after last weekend’s FA Cup victory over Supermarine by defeat to the same opponents in the South West Women’s League.

Marine gained revenge for their penalty shootout defeat with an emphatic 6-1 win.

With just four minutes on the clock Marine got their noses in front, Belle Martin crossing from for Mel Bristow to head home.

Spitfires pressed for the equaliser, but it was Marine who scored three minutes from the break after another Martin cross found Bristow’s head again.

Martin the got the third right on half time when her shot deflected past Julia Caton.

Spits gave themselves some hope in the 57th minute when Cara Costello cut in from the right and curled a shot round Alana Turner.

But that only served to rejuvenate Supermarine who ran in a further three goals as Spitfires let their heads drop. Bristow notched the fourth on 70 minutes, and two minutes later converted an Alice Smith cross. Martin then completed the rout in the 86th minute.

  • Spitfires Reserves saw off Stanford in the Vale 6-0 in the Thames Valley League.

Spitfires took the lead on four minutes as a well timed pass from captain Zofie Stepien allowed Naomi Bell to beat the Stanford defence and lob the oncoming keeper.

On 20 minutes a Rachel Eley corner fell to Stepien who shot through a crowded goal-mouth. Stepien scored her second in the 33rd minute from a free-kick and, 10 minutes before the end of the half, Elizabeth Coles increased the lead to four with a 30-yarder.

In the second half Spitfires found it more difficult to break through but a fifth goal arrived in the 77th minute. Eley's ball to Lyndsey Ball allowed her to lob the keeper and six minutes from time Catherine Bell found space to head home.

  • In the Oxford Girls League Under 12 Division, Swindon Spitfires moved into top spot thanks to a 5-0 away win at Banbury.

Katie Dellow and Daniella Granato got the ball rolling for Spits, before Kat Reynolds’ hat-trick put the icing on the performance.

Spitfires Under 11s slipped to a 3-0 defeat at Tower Hill, whilst the Under 13s went down by the same scoreline at Caversham.

In the Wiltshire League, Spitfires Under 14s lost a close encounter with league leaders Trowbridge Town 2-1.