SWINDON Ladies’ unbeaten Premier Division 2A form continued at the weekend after relegation threatened BAC were beaten 3-2 at Deanary School.

The game, which was delayed slightly because of a frozen pitch, didn’t all go according to plan for the high-flying hosts, though, as BAC surprised a few by doubling their away goal tally for the season.

Possession told in the opening phases of play as Lynsey Wall, Adriana Boullosa and Chloe Lewis were all denied by sprawling saves.

The build-up of pressure eventually led to the hosts’ opener as Angela Cooke, positioned at the top of the D, struck from a penalty corner.

Hopes of recording a clean sheet were dashed when BAC promptly equalised as Swindon’s passing accuracy let them down.

Swindon started the second half on the offensive once more. A chance from a short corner was saved, by Gemma Scrase rippled the net on the rebound to re-establish the league leader’s advantage.

With her tail up, Scrase added a second moments later to secure a match-winning performance after she executed a comfortable reverse finish.

BAC halved their deficit, but it proved only consolation as Ladies continue to lead the division with 21 points secured from nine games – Clifton Robinsons 3s are the closest pursuers with 19 points.

Ladies will now enjoy their winter break before returning to action on January 18 at home to Chippenham.

In other results, Swindon Ladies 2s could only manage a draw in their Whitehorse Division One tie away to Corsham.

That result leaves Ladies 2s in ninth place from the division’s 10 teams.

Meanwhile, in the Verde Recreo Championship, Swindon suffered a confidence denting 0-4 loss at home to title chasing Plymouth Marjon A.

Though Swindon remain second in the 12-team division, the gap between themselves and league leaders Swansea has extended to four points after the south Wales outfit beat Gloucester City 1-5.

Saturday’s game saw Swindon create plenty of openings, but they ultimately failed to make the most of their chances and entered half time two goals down.

The above situation wasn’t helped by Dan Palomeque’s green card and a yellow for James Young.

Though the second half started promisingly, Swindon quickly reverted to their old ways and were 3-0 down.

A saved penalty flick did little to improve the hosts’ mood, who conceded on the final whistle to end a miserable afternoon.

Swindon A endured no better fortunes either, they were thumped 0-8 away to Minehead in Central Two.

The defeat was Swindon A’s seventh of the season from 10 games and leaves them one from bottom in the 12-team division with only Westbury and UB lower.