Saints hit Winchester for six

By SFC Media Sun 24 Mar Womens Team
Photo by James Bridle

Southampton FC Women made it a perfect 12 in the Southern Region Women's Premier League after a comprehensive 6-0 victory over Winchester City Flyers at Staplewood Campus on Sunday afternoon.

Saints, having to work hard for their opening, took a cautious one goal lead into the break; birthday girl Rachel Woods latching onto a through ball from Phoebe Williams, before lashing into the top right.

Finding some extra firepower in the second half, Georgie Freeland’s well-placed finish doubled their lead seven minutes after the restart, having been teed up by Chloe Newton.

Ella Pusey made the scoreline more comfortable 20 minutes from time, making use of Williams’s low delivery, and sweeping across goal, managing to find the far corner.

The floodgates opened thereafter, as Pusey got the opportunity to net from the penalty spot, having been upended herself, allowing for a cool finish from 12 yards for the home side’s fourth.

Three minutes later, Ellie Chaffe struck the ball from distance, with her favoured left foot, finding the bottom right corner before Freeland headed home the game’s closing goal in second-half stoppage time.

The three points, in league terms, means that Saints keep pace with AFC Bournemouth, ahead of next week's top-of-the-table showdown, which is taking place at Verwood Town FC, 2pm BST.

The club would also like to send their best wishes to Winchester's goalkeeper, who sustained a nasty injury and was stretchered off during today's second half.

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