SWINDON Town Women manager Jamie Lloyd-Davies says his side must get rid of their soft underbelly from set-pieces after conceding three times in a 4-1 defeat to Chesham United last weekend.

Town were two goals down inside 25 minutes on their travels before Lauren Kayll halved the deficit in the 28th minute.

Lloyd-Davies’ women would not make it to half-time unscathed however, with Chesham adding a third just before the break.

As Swindon pushed to score again late on, the hosts struck in the dying moments to add some gloss to the scoreline – an end result that Lloyd-Davies did not feel truly summed up the contest.

He said: “The scoreline doesn’t really reflect the game.

“In the first half, we dominated – I think it was probably the best attacking football I’ve seen us play this season.

“We probably created around eight clear-cut chances in the game, so to only score one was a bit of a travesty if I’m honest.

“Three of their goals were from set-pieces, so that was a little bit disappointing.

“We need to get rid of this soft underbelly that we’ve got when it comes to defending set-pieces, and we need to be a lot more ruthless in both boxes.”

Another weekend without any reward for their efforts meant Swindon remain locked to the bottom of the FA Women’s National League Division 1 South West on three points.

Lloyd-Davies is adamant his team is improving but says it can be frustrating when things are being worked on in training before failing to emerge on a matchday.

Nevertheless, the Swindon manager knows his team are continuing to give him everything they can.

He said: “I have to give credit to the players though because no matter how we challenge them or how we set up, they always try and carry it out to the best of their ability, which is fantastic.

“We’ve been working on things in training, and I’m starting to see the positive things coming out, but not all of it.

“It can be frustrating to not see those improvements as quickly as we would like, but we know it’s not through the want of trying.”