ALMOST 700 days after their last victory, Swindon Town Ladies got back to winning ways with a 2-1 triumph at home to Poole Town Ladies on Sunday.

New boss Dan Jones had watched his side lose their opening two games, but it turned out to be third time lucky as Millie Colford and Abby Picton scored to fire them to a win at Fairford Town’s Cinder Lane ground.

The victory lifted them to fifth in the table, after they had lost their opening league game of the FA Women’s Premier South West Division One campaign to Southampton last month.

“I’m over the moon and it has been coming. From what I was told it was October 2016 when the girls last won, so it has been a while,” said Jones.

“We felt we should have got a result on the first game of the season. Last week (in the cup against Leyton Orient) we didn’t deserve anything, so we needed an improvement and the girls really came through.

“They were brilliant, each and every one of them. It’s difficult because I came into the club and since then, we have tried not to focus on what happened last season (when Town finished winless).

“We tried to get away from the mentality of last season.

“We tried a few different ideas and I don’t think it really played on their minds too much.

“They were disappointed after the first game and last week they knew they let themselves down, they knew they were second best, they set about changing it and it paid off.”

Town Ladies are now back in action on Thursday evening where they host Cheltenham Town Ladies at Fairford Town.

Now they have got their maiden win of the season out of the way, Jones says it is important his troops keep up their good work and back up the result.

“The hard work they have put in over the weeks have really paid off, they got a well-deserved win,” he added.

“It’s massively important we build momentum now as we go forward, and we need to keep picking up results.

“We have a tough week. We had the game at the weekend and then we have another one on Thursday against Cheltenham, who are top of the league.

“Then we have another fixture on Sunday so it is going to be tough on the girls, it is going to be tough on their legs.

“But we have a good squad, so I am confident we can rotate and we will be fine.

“It’s just about trying to get some momentum into the next set of games.

“We can’t be over confident because the trophies aren’t being handed out now, there is still a long way to go.

“It is a monkey off the back for the players, so now we need to take that forward into the next one now.”