Women's Preview: Ilminster vs Saints


It’s the second outing of the season in the Vitality Women’s FA Cup for Southampton FC Women on Sunday, who travel to South West Regional Premier Division side Ilminster Town.

Ilminster Town vs Saints

Vitality Women's FA Cup - second round

Archie Gooch Pavilion

Sunday 28th November, 1pm GMT

Saints return to FA Cup action this weekend, having progressed in the competition on November 14th.

Lucia Kendall’s wonder strike at Snows Stadium in the 24th minute secured a place in the second round, where they face an opponent in hot form.

Ilminster are unbeaten in their seven league games so far, sitting second a point behind Sherborne Town who have played a game more.

Their most recent game came in the FA Cup, making history by progressing into the second round for the first time with a 3-0 home win over none other than league rivals Sherborne Town.

It’s only been just over a year since the two sides last met in competitive action, which also came in the same competition.

The Archie Gooch Pavillion played host as it will do this Sunday, with Marieanne Spacey-Cale’s side progressing into the first round.

Goals from Phoebe Williams, Ella Pusey and a double through Alisha Ware secured a dominant afternoon in front of a local crowd.

Spectators are allowed at the Archive Gooch Pavilion for Sunday’s game and will need to follow Ilminster Town’s protocols including completing the NHS Track & Trace form on the app.

There is no ticket fee but donations are welcome by the club from those attending the FA Cup fixture.

Parking is available at the pavilion for up to 40 cars alongside 10 designated disabled spaces.