GALLERY: Swindon Town Ladies v Charlton Athletic

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View our picture gallery from Swindon Town Ladies’ 3-0 defeat against Charlton Athletic on Sunday.

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Pictures taken by Your Sport Swindon’s James Booth.

Charlton Athletic defeated Swindon Town for the second time in the league this season as they ran out 3-0 winners at Barrington Park.

Swindon opened their campaign with an away loss at Charlton and could do nothing to prevent a repeat result as a brace from Jenny Newman and a goal for Alvilla Bergin secured the three points for the away side.

Despite the defeat, boss Steve Robertson believed there was reason to be positive moving forward.

“I think the first game at their place was a welcome to the league,” Robertson said.

“I thought today, considering we were slightly light with the squad, I’m quite impressed with the girl’s attitude and how they’ve progressed in these four or five games so there are lots of positives to take out of it.

“Hopefully the girls can see that as well as I think we’ve come a long way since the first game.”

Jenny Newman opened the scoring for the visitors after 12 minutes as she bundled in a cross from Rosie Paye.

Just six minutes later the lead was doubled as a long range effort from Avilla Bergin found the back of the Swindon net.

The scoring was complete 15 minutes from time as Newman grabbed her second of the match as she picked out the top corner after good work from Samantha Pittuck.

And despite a third defeat in four league matches, Robertson believes his side are getting to grips with their Premier Division status after last season’s promotion.

“Slowly but surely we are improving every game,” Robertson said.

“We are getting there and it is a bit of a learning curve but we are showing improvement so it’s onwards and upwards hopefully.

“Before the season started we spoke about how home games are important and we looked at certain teams that we wanted to get points off of and Charlton aren’t one of those teams so the fact that we got a good performance out of it was all I was interested in today.”

Swindon travel to West Ham next week for a FA WPL Plate match and despite the Hammers’ poor start to the season, Robertson is expecting another tough match.

“They’re a team from our league so I don’t think we’ll go there and expect anything less than what we got today,” he said.

“It’s a nice long journey for us but I think it’ll be a nice distraction for us coming off the back of a tough defeat and I think we’ll be looking for a good reaction from the last cup game which we lost to Denham.”

Meanwhile, Swindon Town Ladies Development side won 3-1 against Laverstock.

Kathryn Bach, Mia Mugford and Alice Telling all got on the scoresheet to secure the victory.