Women's Match Preview: Blackburn Rovers vs Saints


Southampton FC Women return to Barclays Women’s Championship action as they take on Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park.

Blackburn Rovers vs Saints

Barclays Women’s Championship

Ewood Park

Sunday 20th November 2022

Saints make the trip up to Lancashire to take on Blackburn Rovers in the Barclays Women’s Championship at Ewood Park.

Going into the international break in third place with just goal difference separating Marieanne Spacey-Cale’s side and second-placed London City Lionesses, Saints will be keen to pick up all three points.

Rovers currently sit in sixth place, but were building momentum before the break, securing two wins, two draws and a loss in their last five, most notably keeping out an on-form London City Lionesses in order to draw 0-0 at Pride Park.

Just the second Women’s game to be played at Ewood Park this season, Gemma Donnelly’s side will be hoping to halt Saints’ unbeaten league run in front of a home crowd.

Referee: Phoebe Cross

Assistant Referee: Luke Bowles

Assistant Referee: Charlotte Sparling Haythornthwaite

Fourth Official: Melissa Cairns

For the first time this season, Saints will be in the green third kit.

“Having just come out of the international break, it’s been important to get back to training and look to build momentum this week.”

“Blackburn have picked up some strong results recently, and that, as well as the occasion of playing at Ewood Park, will give them confidence going into this tie.”

“We’ve been playing and developing week-in, week-out and now we just need to keep up that level to ensure we get the results we’re hoping for.”

A threat in attack and an ever-present figure for Rovers, Saffron Jordan will be important to keep at bay.

Tickets are still available to purchase online from the Blackburn Rovers ticketing website, with Adults priced at £5 and Concessions at £2.

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