Southampton FC Women return to National League Cup action this weekend, hosting MK Dons at Snows Stadium.
Saints vs MK Dons
National League Cup – second round
Sunday 5th December, 2pm GMT
For ticket details see below
Saints well and truly put the Ipswich defeat behind them last-time-out, with a thumping 7-0 victory over Ilminster Town in the FA Cup second round.
Goals from Sophia Pharoah, Ella Morris, doubles each for Leeta Rutherford and Georgie Freeland and a debut goal for RTC graduate Sky Bedwell secured a dominant result away from home.
In order to book their place in this weekend’s second round tie, Marieanne Spacey-Cale’s side faced promotion rivals Ipswich away from home. Lucia Kendall’s 79th minute winner the difference at the start of November.
Sunday’s visitors MK Dons also narrowly progressed into the next round at the start of the month, seeing off Cambridge City 2-1 at home thanks to Tricia Gould and Nicole Pepper.
Tickets are available for what will be the second of three meetings between the two National League Southern Premier sides this season.
They are priced as follows, with supporters advised that no parking will be available at the ground on match day. This is instead provided at the nearby Calmore Industrial Park (approximately a three-minute walk from the ground).
Adults - £3
Under-18s – Free
The first of the three scheduled meetings came at the very start of the Southern Premier campaign, where MK Dons visited Snows Stadium as part of the season opener.
Goals from Ella Pusey and a Lucia Kendall double ensured of three points on opening day, with Mollie Coupar adding a consolation for the visitors late on.
Prior to the Ipswich game this was the only goal that Spacey-Cale’s side had conceded all season.
The return league fixture is scheduled for early January.
"The League Cup is something you want to do well in," said Spacey-Cale. "We played MK Dons at the beginning of the season and got a good result against them, which is always nice to set us up in this league.
"Cup games are different. They are where they are in the league at the moment so the cup will give them a little boost if they do well. So we have to be at our strongest and our best in order to do well.
"We enjoy playing in these games and in the next couple of weeks we've got big league games coming up too. The cup is a nice distraction from the league, but we're still very much focused on what we can do on Sunday to give us a good position to move onto the games coming up.
"We'll have the same mentality on Sunday of 'we have big games coming up, who wants the shirt, who is going to work really hard to get the shirt off of someone who has it currently?'"