Report: Swindon 0-4 Saints

By SFC Media time Sun 08 Sep Womens Team
Photo by Isabelle Field

Southampton FC Women continued their unbeaten start to life in the FA Women’s National League with a 4-0 away success over Swindon Town on Sunday afternoon.

The meeting was Saints’ third of the week, following their 5-0 success over Brislington and the midweek stalemate against Southampton Women’s FC at AFC Totton.

Saints had to be patient for the breakthrough as they met a stubborn resistance from the hosts in the first-half, before four second-half goals earned all three points. Forward Shannon Albuery scored twice, with further goals from Caitlin Morris and Georgie Freeland.

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Chloe Newton in action against Swindon Town, (Photo: Isabelle Field)

After being frustrated in trying to make the breakthrough, Spacey-Cale’s side stepped up the tempo following the interval, moving the ball quicker and with more intent.

And they had their reward when the first goal came on 54 minutes. An attack down the right through Sophia Pharoah saw her find Albuery with an inch-perfect delivery, and the forward headed home.

That lit the blue touch paper for more and with the game now increasingly open, it was not long before Morris doubled Saints’ tally. A corner was only half cleared and Morris finished with aplomb to find the bottom corner.

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Georgie Freeland netted the fourth goal and final goal on 80 minutes. (Photo: Isabelle Field)

The next strike came courtesy of some real individual quality, as Albuery squared up the defender before curling a wonderful effort beyond the reach of the keeper.

Further chances followed as Saints pressed for more, and the fourth arrived with ten minutes left on the clock. Freeland was released in behind the Robins’ defence before showing composure to coolly slot the ball in.

Saints are back in action next Sunday when they host Buckland in the FA Women's National League at AFC Totton (2pm BST). Tickets are just £2 for Adults and concessions go free, with men's Season Ticket holders being able to purchase Women's  Season Tickets for free.

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