Preview: Buckland Athletic Women vs Swindon Town Women

Buckland Athletic look to build on back-to-back wins as they welcome The Robins to Homers Heath, while Jamie Lloyd-Davies’ side search for their first win in five games.

It has been a difficult campaign for the hosts, who are currently 7th in Division One South West after finishing third last season.

However, Buckland will be hoping their recent upturn in form, which has seen them secure a point against Brislington, before earning their first win since the opening day of the season and then comfortably dispatching Torquay United 5-0 in the Devon Women’s Senior Cup, will act as a catalyst as they look to climb the league table.

The visitors, who are going through a transitional phase this season, have lost nine out of their ten games to date. However, despite only winning once this campaign, it is enough to keep off the foot of the table; victory for Lloyd-Davies’ side against Poole the difference between the two sides as they bid to avoid the relegation zone.

Most recently, The Robins were on the wrong end of a comfortable 4-1 loss against fellow strugglers Brislington, helping them leapfrog Town in the process.

Swindon, who have been bolstered by the return of 19-year-old Katie Evans ahead of Sunday, must now look to take inspiration from The Bucks’ recent form to kickstart their season.

Katie Evans returns!

Although unlikely due to goal difference, Buckland could potentially move as high as 5th, while Swindon have the opportunity to move up two places to 8th.

The contrasting fixture last season ended in a 2-0 win for the hosts, Natalie Warman and Carla Staddon, who is currently sidelined due to injury, with the goals.

By the numbers

League position
Buckland: 7th
Swindon: 10th

League form
Buckland: WDLLL
Swindon: LLWLL

Top scorers (all comps)
Buckland: Sarah Louise Stacey (8)
Swindon: Helena Diaz-Butcher (5)

Biggest win (all comps)
Buckland: 5-0 vs Torquay United
Swindon: 4-3 vs Poole Town

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