SWINDON Town Ladies boss Dan Jones admits his side ‘lost their heads’ in the second half of their latest Division One South West tie against Chesham United, a game which ended in a 5-0 loss.

Ladies entered half time a goal behind, after Chesham initially found the net following an individual error in defence, before a dubious call by the officials led to the visitors’ seconds.

Three second-half strikes resulted in an eventual five-goal crushing loss for Jones’ side.

And the manager admitted afterwards that a lack of discipline in the second 45 cost his side dearly as they slumped to their seventh loss in 10 league games.

Jones said: “We started the first half well, and at half time I was quite positive, even though we were two goals behind.

“A disappointing decision from the officials put us two goals down, and the first goal was an individual mistake.

“We felt a bit unlucky being two goals behind, and we tried something a bit different in terms of our shape – that gave us a bit more attacking impetus.

“We lost our heads in the second half and ended up on the wrong side of a heavy defeat.”

Ladies now sit one from the bottom in Division One having secured five points from their opening 10 fixtures.

Despite this, both Southampton and Poole can be leapfrogged a week on Sunday should Ladies secure their first league win since early September when hosting Buckland Athletic on December 16.

Admitting it will be difficult for his side to pick their heads up, Jones reported positive spirits in Tuesday night’s training and has been pleased with the reaction from Sunday’s loss.

He said: “It is difficult for the girls to pick their heads up, but they trained really well on Tuesday.

“There is a positive attitude from the players and they are still confident that we are doing the right things and playing the right way.

“We always knew it was going to be a tough year, but we still feel we’ve been on the wrong end of some results.

“Performances and results haven’t really tied up for us.”