Monday Briefing: March 11th

By SFC Media Mon 11 Mar Club
Photo by James Bridle

There might be a long break in store away from Premier League action for Southampton, but there's still plenty going on behind the scenes in the week ahead...

Saints leave league campaign on a high

Ralph Hasenhüttl’s men enjoyed a crucial victory on Saturday, coming from behind to beat Champions League chasing Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 at a sold-out St Mary’s.

Harry Kane fired Spurs into a half-time lead, but Yan Valery’s second goal in two games levelled the scores before James Ward-Prowse’s brilliant free-kick won the game nine minutes from time.

It was a good weekend for Cardiff, Brighton and Newcastle, who also picked up three points, but Saints did leapfrog Burnley, who lost 4-2 against the next visitors to St Mary’s, Liverpool.

Saints now face a three-week break without a competitive fixture. Next Saturday’s scheduled clash with Watford has been postponed due to the Hornets’ FA Cup quarter-final involvement, while the following week is an international break.

Liverpool tickets on sale

After the trip to Brighton on Saturday 30th March, Saints will return to home soil for the first time in four weeks when the team host title-chasing Liverpool under the lights on Friday 5th April.

Tickets have today moved on sale to fans with a 2018/19 purchase history, and will go on sale to supporters with a purchase history since 2014/15 from Thursday. Buy yours online here.

Under-23s in action at Wolves tonight

Saints’ table-topping youngsters can extend their lead at the Premier League 2 summit with victory at second-placed Wolves in a vital game for Radhi Jaïdi’s side.

The Under-23s bounced back from the home defeat to Reading with an impressive win over Villarreal in the Premier League International Cup last week, booking their place in the final four of the competition.

Tonight’s hosts Wolves trail Saints by two points but have a game in hand. The match, taking place at Molineux, is a 7pm kick-off.

Under-18s to open Spurs’ new stadium

Paul Hardyman’s team were unable to build on their 3-1 win at Brighton when Friday’s trip to Tottenham was postponed, but exciting news was to follow for the youngsters.

Instead the Under-18 Premier League clash will take place at Spurs’ new stadium on Sunday 24th March, 3pm kick-off.

It will be the first test event at the ground ahead of the north London club completing their much-anticipated move. Will a young Saint be the stadium’s first-ever goalscorer?

Women extend perfect season

Southampton FC Women now boast 11 wins out of 11 in the Southern Premier Football League after a 3-0 win over Woodley United on Sunday afternoon.

Chloe Newton made the breakthrough with a poacher’s finish in the first half, before Ellie Chaffe’s fine header doubled the lead from Georgie Freeland’s cross after the interval.

Ella Pusey completed the scoring with Saints’ third goal after dispossessing the Woodley goalkeeper in the closing stages.

Marieanne Spacey-Cale's team are level on points with AFC Bournemouth at the top of the league

Donate to Saints Foundation when you buy a Wolves ticket

The home game against Wolves on Saturday 13th April is Saints Foundation's annual charity matchday and, for the first time, you can donate to the club's official charity when you buy your tickets.

From this game onwards, supporters will be able to contribute towards the life-changing work of Saints Foundation by donating between £1 and £5 when they secure a seat at St Mary’s. You can even top your donation up with Gift Aid.

Tickets are currently on sale to 2018/19 Official Members and available to buy here. The match will be on general sale from Thursday.

Virgin Media subsidise Newcastle tickets

Virgin Media are rewarding the support of Saints’ most dedicated supporters by subsidising tickets for the trip to Newcastle on Saturday 20th April.

The offer will ensure no fan has to pay more than £20. Saints have been allocated 1,700 tickets for the game at St James’ Park, going on sale tomorrow to Season Ticket Holders who have attended at least three away games in 2018/19.

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