Preview: Saints vs Maidenhead United

By SFC Media Fri 13 Dec Womens and Girls

Southampton FC Women return to Snows Stadium this weekend, with Maidenhead United the visitors.

Sunday’s outing with be their first league appearance, and first home game, since November 3rd; a 7-1 thrashing of Larkhall Athletic.

Saints were due to return to league action last week with a trip to Exeter, only for the game to be postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

The visit of Maidenhead gives Marieanne Spacey-Cale’s side another chance to build on the cup success experienced during their break from league action; a double win at Yeovil Town in the league and FA cups.

“We can take a lot of belief from what we achieved in those two games,” said Spacey-Cale, who featured on this week's Le Pod episode. “But we have to focus again back on the league.”

“Be proud of what we’ve done, where we are in those cups, but the door is shut on them for now. We’ve got important league games coming up.”

Much like Exeter were last week, Maidenhead provide a new challenge for Saints having not faced them yet this season.

“We have to be prepared for that [unknown challenge] both on the pitch and off the pitch.

“It’s important that we go into the game focused on what we can achieve and what we’re good at, because when we’re good we do play very, very well both in possession and out of it. We want to continue that.”

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