The eagerly awaited meeting of Swindon Spitfires and Swindon Supermarine ended all square on Sunday in an enthralling and fiercely competitive 2-2 draw. With the Webb’s Wood pitch declared unfit on Saturday evening the game was switched to Spitfires’ home at The Elms, Highworth.
League leaders Supermarine made the stronger start with a nervy Spitfires taking the first 20 minutes to settle. But the visitors did get the first break through when on 32 minutes Hayley Huckin broke down the right wing and lofted a cross to the far post for Alice Smith to put over the line.
The second half saw a much improved Spitfires performance, and they took the lead on 55 minutes when Natalie Haigh delivered a free kick into the six yard area and Hannah Gulliver headed home from the ensuing scramble.
The lead didn’t last long though, as within a couple of minutes Jenny Jones was allowed an unopposed run before unleashing an unstoppable 25 yard drive. Spitfires’ keeper Tamsin Kellet then thwarted Mel Bristow in a one-on-one with fifteen minutes to go whilst at the other end Spitfires looked dangerous on the break
The result sees Spitfires move into second place, with the gap maintained at four points but with a game in hand. And the two sides have still to meet again as the league looks like going to the wire.
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