Southampton FC Women are in Hampshire FA Women’s Senior Cup action on Thursday, hosting Eastleigh at Snows Stadium.
Saints vs Eastleigh
Hampshire FA Senior Cup – quarter-final
Thursday 9th December, 7.30pm GMT
Marieanne Spacey-Cale will enter the competition for the first time this season, hosting Southern Region Women’s Football League side Eastleigh this weekend.
Saints will be looking to go on further than they did in this competition last year, having narrowly lost out on penalties to rivals Portsmouth in the final.
Eastleigh got to this stage of the competition thanks to a 5-3 win over New Milton Town in October.
The Spitfires are fourth in their division, winning four, drawing one and losing twice during their opening seven Tier 5 games.
The local derby will be Saints’ first outing in the competition since May, where Rachel Panting levelled the scores on the hour mark against Pompey before the shootout heartache.
Tickets are priced as follows, with supporters advised that no parking will be available at the ground on match day. Instead it is as advised fans use the nearby Calmore Industrial Park (approximately a three-minute walk from the ground).
Please note that season ticket holders must purchase these tickets on top of their season tickets as it is a cup game.
“It’s all about momentum,” said Spacey-Cale. “We came from a goal down against MK Dons last time out and scored at a good time so we have to build that momentum now.
“We had a couple of stop starts with that defeat a couple weeks ago and going a goal behind on Sunday, but that’s all character building and the players learning about each other.
“The next game on Thursday will be about keeping momentum and using it for the game wisely for the players to have another 90 minutes and another good run out.
“It’s another opportunity to play against a team that will be coming here to beat us, everyone that comes here wants to beat us.”