LADIES FOOTBALL: Toughest test yet for STFC Ladies
SWINDON Town Ladies face their toughest test of the season on Sunday when they travel to Devon to take on league leaders Plymouth.
Town currently sit fourth in the South West Combination League table, two points behind Argyle at the top of the table.
Robins manager Jason Brizzell believes the game is the team’s biggest test of the season so far, but following a string of good recent performances is confident of victory.
“It’s going to be really good to pit our wits against the team top of the league to be honest, but we know it’s going to be a really tough test for us,” he said.
“We’re looking to see how good we are, and it will be nice to see just how far we have come.
“Plymouth have scored a lot of goals and they are averaging four a game, but they are conceding a few as well. They’ve played some good teams and the teams you would expect to be struggling, but they’re up there for a reason.”
Brizzell had to make some tough decisions when selecting this weekend’s team at training on Thursday night, but is pleased with the depth available within his squad.
“We’re looking pretty good in terms of players at the moment, and that’s shown by the fact we have three or four girls in the reserves now more than capable of playing in the first team,” he said.
“It was hard to tell them at training, which was a bit of a nightmare, but it’s really good for the squad.
“When I started I didn’t know very much about the ladies game and I was playing catch-up a little, but I’m getting there.
“The Swindon Town chairman, Jed McCrory, came to watch us last week and was impressed, which shows just how well we’re doing.”
Swindon Spitfires are in FA Women’s Cup second qualifying round action this weekend when they travel to Torquay United, having beaten Quedgeley Wanderers 18-0 in their previous cup game this season.
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