Women overcome Brighton in behind-closed-doors friendly


Southampton FC Women continued preparations ready for league return with a 1-0 win over Barclays Women’s Super League side Brighton.

Saints got off to the perfect start as Ella Morris headed home after just three minutes and they were able to hold out against a strong Brighton side to come away with the win.

With league action against Lewes just around the corner at St Mary’s, the game provided a top-tier test for Marieanne Spacey-Cale’s side, who last fell to a 1-0 Cup defeat against Tottenham Hotspur in December.

Line ups:

Megan Walsh, Poppy Pattinson, Victoria Williams, Kayleigh Green, Lulu Jarvis, Megan Connolly, Julia Zigiotti, Katie Robinson, Geummin Lee, Elisabeth Terland, Danielle Carter.

Katie Startup, Jorja Fox, Veatriki Sarri, Libby Bance, Rebekah Stott, Yeeun Park, Maisie Symonds, Chelsea Ferguson, Leah Lane.

Paige Peake, Laura Rafferty, Milly Mott, Megan Collett, Phoebe Williams, Lucia Kendall, Ella Morris, Megan Wynne, Ella Pusey, Katie Wilkinson, Trialist.

Alice Griffiths (Williams, 60’), Sophia Pharoah (Pusey, 60’).

Georgie Freeland, Sam Corrie.