SWINDON Town Women’s boss Jamie Lloyd-Davies is keen to move on from his side’s home defeat to Larkhall Athletic on Thursday night when hosting Southampton at Fairford on Sunday (2pm).

Town Women slipped to a 4-2 defeat to Athletic, with Lloyd-Davies left unhappy by a number of momentum-killing calls from the game’s referee.

Nonetheless, the Town boss took several positives from the game and insists his girls’ ability to restrict teams to chances from set-pieces only is something that can be built on.

Reflecting on Thursday’s loss, Lloyd-Davies said: “Without being disrespectful to Larkhall – because they had a game plan which is to be expected – the only threat they had was from set-pieces.

“Without the time to go into detail about how to identify their strengths and weaknesses, we struggled to adapt.

“When it came to open play, Larkhall struggled to open us up – and that’s a real credit to the players.

“They played some brilliant stuff.”

After losing 7-2 to Southampton away from home last weekend, Lloyd-Davies is understandably keen to right some of his side’s wrongs.

Players’ levels of application and desire have in particular caught the Town boss’ attention.

He added: “Things don’t get easier, but it’s surprised me how much the players have brought into our ideas.

“They’re playing some fantastic football, and are buying into our values with regards to what we want to do with the club by raising standards.

“They’re taking it onto the pitch and conducting themselves in an excellent way. Things are positive moving forward.

“But, for me, it’s now about building momentum and progressing.”