Women's Preview: Bridgwater vs Saints

By SFC Media time Fri 07 Jan Bridgwater United vs Saints
Photo by Isabelle Field | Georgie Freeland

Southampton FC Women return to action after their Christmas break on Sunday, travelling to Bridgwater United in National League Southern Premier.

THE MATCH

Bridgwater United vs Saints
National League Southern Premier
Fairfax Park
Sunday 9th January, 2pm GMT
For ticket details see below

After a progressive 2021, Saints will be looking to continue their momentum into the new year starting with a visit to Bridgwater United.

Sunday's hosts had a strong 2021 and start to the season themselves, sitting just below Saints in fourth and within touching distance of the National League Southern Premier summit.

Last time out, however, Bridgwater suffered a shock defeat at Chichester & Selsey; Jane Yeates with the only goal after 12 minutes as the hosts claimed the three points.

Very few will need reminding of Saints' last outing, the second of what was double south coast derby victories. This time winning by a single goal in the last ten minutes to silence Fratton Park.

TICKET DETAILS

Home and away fans are charged at the standard rate for this season, with pricing as follows:

Adults - £8
Concession - £3
Under-18s - £2


Turnstiles open from 12:30pm and payment is accepted in either card or cash form.

Parking is free on the day at the main campus of Bridgwater & Tauton College.

PORTSMOUTH, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 15: Marieanne Spacey-Cale Southampton women's head coach during the FA Women's National League Southern Premier match between Portsmouth Women and Southampton Women at Fratton Park on December 15, 2021 in Portsmouth, England. (Photo by Isabelle Field/Southampton FC via Getty Images)
Marieanne Spacey-Cale pitchside at Pompey.

MANAGER'S NOTES

"The girls have had a nice break over Christmas which was well warranted, they needed that," said Spacey-Cale.

"They've come back into training ready and focused for a top-of-the-table clash with a team that is more than capable of picking up points against the teams around them.

"We say it every week, we have to be at our best. We can't drop our standards because teams will punish us.

"It's our first game back in 2022 and we've got to prepare right this week. Get the girls back on the ball and back enjoying the game.

They know what it takes to win, to grind out a result and cause problems.

Spacey-Cale on Bridgwater

"It's a big test because Bridgwater have some real quality and have players like us who have played in a higher league.

"They know what it takes to win, to grind out a result and cause problems. We've got to be very secure in how we play.

"Ensure we're good on the ball and also really organised without so that they can't get in and hurt us."

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