Women's Preview: Saints vs Birmingham City

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Southampton FC Women make the trip to Birmingham's St Andrew's Stadium in the Barclays Women's Championship.

Saints vs Birmingham City
St Andrew’s Stadium
Barclays Women’s Championship
Sunday 2nd April, 2pm BST
For ticket details, see below

Southampton FC Women will be hoping to build on what was a much improved performance as they travel to Birmingham City in the Barclays Women’s Championship.

Despite suffering a 1-0 loss in their last outing against league leaders Bristol City, Saints will have been encouraged by their showing, with Marieanne Spacey-Cale highlighting plenty of positives following the encounter.

Hosts Birmingham City crept past Coventry United 1-0 in the midlands derby most recently, a 23rd minute Martha Harris goal the difference.

With these two sides’ last meeting ending in a 1-0 win for Saints, and with just one place separating them in the league standings, a win for either will be vital as the season winds down.

Referee: Ade Soneye
Assistant Referee: Levi Gray
Assistant Referee: Charlotte Sparling Haythornthwaite
Fourth Official: Luke Bowles

With Birmingham City wearing their blue strip, Saints will be in their red and white home kit.

A night under the lights at AFC Totton was the setting for Saints’ last meeting with Birmingham City. A returning Lucia Kendall was the difference maker in a tightly-fought contest, as an 84th minute goal sealed three points.

Tickets can be purchased online in advance or on the day at St Andrew’s Main Stand Ticket Office. Non-season ticket holders prices are £8 for adults, £7 for concessions and £1 for under-13s.

“I was pleased with the performance against Bristol City, despite the result and I’ll be looking for the girls to work just as hard on Sunday.

“Birmingham City created problems for us when we welcomed them to a packed out Snows Stadium, and they’re in good form with a strong FA Cup run under their belt.

“We’re coming into the final month of the league, and a lot can change but we’ll be looking to finish our debut season on a high.”

Please note, that due to the Men’s fixture clash, there will be no live commentary for this fixture.