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Cheltenham Town Ladies’ Rebecca Halford on draw against Larkhall Athletic

Cheltenham Town defender Rebecca Halford insisted that the Robinesses deserved ‘all three points’ from Sunday’s encounter against Larkhall.

Jade Grove’s second half goal had the Robinesses 3-1 up at a rainy Plain Ham Stadium, but two quick-fire goals from striker Rhian Robbins meant the points were shared in Bath.

Halford played the full 90 minutes of the eventful contest in North East Somerset, and the former Wales Under-19 International remained positive on the result, despite losing the lead.

“I think we dominated the game today, and deserved to take all three points and I do think there were a lot of positives to take from the game,” she said.

“But credit to Larkhall for making our job more difficult today.”

Cheltenham came out for the second half without key defender Sam Morris, but Halford were insistent that the strength in depth meant they could deal with the blow effectively.

“Yeah it’s difficult to lose someone to injury mid game,” Halford admitted. “But I think with the strength in depth we had on the bench, it meant we coped with it really well.”

The former Yeovil Town defender has been an essential part of the Robinesses defence for some time now, but keeping her place in the starting XI is her main target for the season.

“Personally I would like to see myself as part of the starting XI on a regular basis.

“It’s going to be a tough season, but as a group we will continue to push on and challenge for the top spots in the league.”

Tom Davies’ side take on 8th placed Maidenhead United next Sunday at the Big Local Stadium, and Halford remained optimistic about the game despite a mixed start to the season for the Robinesses.

“I think everyone’s feeling really good going into the game next week.

“We’ll take the positives from today’s game and continue to work hard in training this week and hopefully come away with the three points.

“In every game, coming away with three points has to be the aim and I think as a team we are fully capable of that.”

Fans can attend the game next week in the FA Women’s National League (South West), with entry only costing £3.

Photo Credit for featured image- CTLFC Media Manager Dan Lodge.

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