Women's Preview: Saints vs London City Lionesses

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Southampton FC Women welcome high-flyers London City Lionesses to St Mary’s in another vital Barclays Women’s Championship clash.

Saints vs London City Lionesses
Barclays Women’s Championship
St Mary’s Stadium
Sunday 16th April, 2pm BST
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Saints will be looking to break a run of poor form as they welcome league chasers London City Lionesses to St Mary’s.

Marieanne Spacey-Cale’s side have picked up a point from their last five games, with the draw coming against Blackburn Rovers, while Charlton, Durham, Bristol City and Birmingham were all able to make their chances count in closely fought games.

London City Lionesses, who sit second in the table, have picked up some variable results recently. Most notably, they beat leaders Bristol City 2-0 at home, before Durham pulled out a convincing performance, putting three past the Lionesses with no response.

Both teams will be looking for a result as the season heads fast towards its conclusion. Three points for London City sees them remain within touching distance of league leaders Bristol City, while three points for Saints would help hopes of a top six finish.

Referee: Lisa Benn
Assistant Referee: Steven Walsh
Assistant Referee: Soada Tushaj
Fourth Official: TBC

Saints return to St Mary’s in the iconic red and white, with London City in their blue strip.

It was a nail biting encounter last time out at Princes Park Stadium. Both sides left it late, as substitute and top-goalscorer Sarah Ewens hit first for London City, before Paige Peake coolly converted from the spot at the death to secure the point.

“Our recent performances haven’t been good enough for the standards we set as a team, especially for our fans supporting us week-in, week-out.

“London City Lionesses are a strong side with plenty of proven goalscoring threats, so we’ll need to be aware of that, as well as be clinical when we create our own chances.

“We’re hoping for another strong crowd at St Mary’s to help us get a result. The fans have been fantastic this season, and we want to finish this season with a bang.”

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