SWINDON Town Ladies’ search for a first league win in five months came to a welcome end on Sunday, as Dan Jones’ side defeated fellow strugglers Poole 2-0.

Second half goals from Alice Smith and Sophie Barrett helped Town leapfrog Poole in Division One South West, and moved them onto eight points from 13 fixtures.

Naturally, the result pleased Jones – who was again encouraged by the work ethic and attitude displayed by his side, stating that it was only a matter of time before a win was recorded under the current system they are working on.

He said: “On the balance of the performances and what we’re trying to achieve, it was a result that has been coming.

“It’s about trying to get things to click at the right time in the right places.

“It did seem to come good on Sunday – we scored two and kept a clean sheet.

“There are some things that we can do better. We need to improve how we use the ball and the tempo that we play the game.

“But the positive signs are there – the girls have been working hard and they fully deserve it.”

Ladies have now recorded two wins this season – both against Poole and could make further progress when facing Southampton at home a week on Sunday.

A win at Fairford could see Town move up to eighth and mark a turnaround in the club’s fortunes following an indifferent start to the season.

Sticking to his newly established game plan will now take priority for Jones, who spoke highly of his side’s individual performances at the weekend as well as praising the collective team effort.

He said: “It was a very positive result for us (at Poole), the girls were fantastic and I cannot complain about any of the individual performances.

“We went out with a specific plan in mind – how we were going to approach the game and how we were going to set ourselves.

“The girls were well drilled with regards to what was expected of them, and they carried it out really well.”