Women's Preview: Saints vs Lewes


Southampton FC Women return to action as they host south coast rivals Lewes FC in the Barclays Women’s Championship.

Saints vs Lewes

Barclays Women’s Championship

St Mary’s Stadium

Sunday 15th January

Saints make a long awaited return to St Mary’s following the winter break as they take on Lewes in the Barclays Women’s Championship.

Marieanne Spacey-Cale’s side will be looking to extend their unbeaten league run which has remained intact since August, while Lewes will be looking to build on their recent good form.

A mid-season friendly win against Women’s Super League side Brighton and Hove Albion will have boosted confidence further in the Saints camp going into the fixture, as will the tight defeat against Tottenham Hotspur in the Continental Cup before Christmas.

Lewes’ last outing saw them comprehensively beat FA Women’s National League side London Bees 5-0 in the Vitality Women’s FA Cup, while their last league game saw Crystal Palace take all three points from the Dripping Pan Stadium.

Referee: Stacey Pearson

Assistant Referee: Dasa Griffin

Assistant Referee: Yashar Yekta

Fourth Official: Ffion Eade

Saints make their return to league action in the red and white home strip.

It was a nail biting comeback for Saints last time they faced Lewes at the Dripping Pan, as a first Championship goal from Ella Morris and a neat finish from Laura Rafferty saw the sides share the spoils.

Tickets are still available to purchase online at or on the day with Adults priced at £8 and Under-18s at £2.

Half season tickets are also available to purchase now, so you can get behind the Women's team as they push for the promotion spot.

“We had a tough match with Lewes in our second game of the season, and we don’t expect it to be any easier this time round.

“We’ve built up some good momentum in the league, but we’ll need to keep the level high and start as we mean to go on.

“It’ll be great to be back at St Mary’s after the winter break. Being back in front of fans will be a boost for the girls and they'll be looking forward to a competitive game.”

Can’t make it to St Mary’s? The clash with Lewes will be broadcast live on the

, with live audio commentary also available on


There’s also plenty of behind-the-scenes content available on the Women’s dedicated channels: