Saints progress in Women's FA Cup

By SFC Media Sun 23 Sep Womens and Girls
Photo by Matt Watson

Southampton advanced to the next stage of the SSE Women's FA Cup on Sunday, with a 5-0 home win over New Milton.

A crowd of 213 were in attendance at AFC Totton for the second qualifying round tie, as Saints cruised to victory.

Welcomed onto the pitch by a guard of honour from Pace Youth, who were also ball girls for the game, Marieanne Spacey-Cale's side took the lead after 20 minutes thanks to Ellie Chaffe.

That kickstarted a superb 14-minute spell in which Saints added three more, with Sam Burt and Kelly Fripp netting either side of an own goal to give the hosts a 4-0 advantage at the break.

Caitlin Collighan's 74th-minute effort then rounded off the success, with Southampton now progressing to the third qualifying round, which takes place next month.

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