SWINDON made it back-to-back wins at the start of the Verde Recreo League Championship season with a 4-1 success at home to University of Exeter C.

The hosts started well and created a number of good opportunities, with the opening goal coming from a short corner as Tom Sewell reacted quickest to turn the ball over the line.

Although Swindon were pegged back by an Exeter short corner that beat goalkeeper Jonathan Griffiths, 1-1 soon became 2-1 as Sewell scored his second goal of the game following a Luke Cejer cross.

Swindon moved further clear before half-time as a slick move down the right started by Jim Towers saw the ball travel from Tom Wickens to Cejer before captain Tom Gillingham finished off from an acute angle.

The home side were not at their best in the second half but they were able to score again to put the result beyond doubt as Wickens smashed into the net through the keeper’s legs.

Elsewhere, Darryl Carpenter scored all of his side’s goals as Swindon A shared a 4-4 thriller away at Westbury & UB B in Central 2.

Swindon B were unable to complete an unbeaten weekend for the men’s sides as they lost 6-0 away at Bristol UWE B in East Central 2.

Swindon Ladies have also started the new season with two victories in a row after they won 4-2 at home to Lansdown in Premier Division 2A of the West Clubs Women’s League.

The hosts actually started the game on the back foot and it took them 10 minutes to settle.

Once they did, the deadlock was broken as Chloe Lewis drove into the D from a free hit before passing to captain Adriana Boullosa, who reverse-hit the ball into the net.

The lead was 2-0 shortly afterwards as, although Lewis saw a shot saved by the Lansdown keeper, Victoria Stokes was on hand to finish the job.

This fired up the visitors and they pulled a goal back, although Swindon were able to restore their two-goal cushion before half-time as Linda Brouwers converted a penalty shot after Stokes saw an effort saved by a foot on the goalline.

Lansdown came out fighting in the second half and were rewarded with their second goal to cut the cap to 3-2.

This fired up the Swindon attack, though, and a cracking ball from Boullosa allowed Lynsey Wall to slot into the net and wrap up the win.

Swindon Ladies 2nd are still awaiting their first points of the season in Whitehorse Division 1 following a 4-0 defeat away at City of Bath.