NEWLY promoted Laverstock ladies started their first ever season in the South West Women’s League with a 5-3 win over Swindon Spitfires.

Megan Fear opened the scoring in the 5th minute when she found space on the edge of the area and lobbed the goalkeeper.

Swindon Spitfires equalised after 25 minutes with a 20-yard strike, and it stayed 1-1 until the break.

The second half started well and Laverstock piled the pressure on Swindon and it was a Leanne Griffiths-Lower free-kick in the 48th minute from distance.

Swindon levelled again, but Laverstoke made it 3-2 just five minutes after the interval, as Megan Fear netted her second from a corner.

The spitfires hit back again for the third time, but after that Laverstock scored twice more.

Their first came in the 70th minute, when Swindon failed to clear a corner and it fell to Rachel Lang who made no mistake in putting the ball into the back of the net from close range.

Evie Bell extended their lead in the eight minutes later, as she hit the the top corner making it 5-3.

Swindon kept the pressure on Laverstock and in the 85th minute won a penalty after Sheridan Palk brought down Swindon's number seven.

Fortunately for Laverstock the fouled player was unable to convert the spot kick hitting the ball way over the bar.

Manager Karren Musselwhite said: "It was a nervous first half playing in a higher league however we found our feet in the second half playing some really good football to secure a win.”

The club are on the look out for sponsors in what will be an exciting season for the team. Anyone interested can contact Musselwhite at or on 07778505534.