Swindon Town Ladies, Robertson: “The win means nothing”

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Swindon Town Ladies manager Steve Robertson insists today’s 2-1 win against fellow promotion rivals Larkhall means nothing if they don’t impress in their final three games of the season.

“I spoke to the girls at the end and said it means absolutely nothing coming here and beating a team like Larkhall if we go away to Cheltenham, Shanklin and St Nicholas and don’t perform to the same level.”

Despite being 1-0 up at half-time, Robertson told Your Sport Swindon he wasn’t pleased with his side’s performance.

“We were a little bit off the pace. Myself and the girls agreed there were another couple of gears to go to and I think in the second half they did that.

“They were resilient and weathered the storm and we were lucky enough to get the win at the end.”

Despite being level on points with table-topping Chichester and having a game in hand, the Swindon boss insists nothing is accomplished yet.

“Nothing’s done until it’s finished. I still firmly believe that there might be a few twists and turns left.

“We’ve put ourselves in a great position but in three games’ time we’ll know where we are and if we are lucky enough to be up there then we’ll be happy with that”

With his side facing the three bottom sides in their final trio of fixtures, Robertson knows the importance of not becoming complacent.

“We’re not underestimating the three remaining games at all. You don’t win leagues by beating the top teams, it’s about beating all the other teams twice.”

Robertson’s side will have only a day’s rest until their next fixture against Cheltenham and the manager expects to make the most of the resources available to him.

“We’ve only got Monday to recover and that’s why we’ve got to utilise the squad. Tuesday night is probably going to test our squad depth again and I’m confident we’ll have a big enough squad to manage that.”

Today’s result moves Swindon onto 38 points, three clear of third-placed Keynsham and level with first-placed Chichester.