Southampton FC Women will return to action on Sunday with a trip to MK Dons in National League Southern Premier.
MK Dons vs Saints
National League Southern Premier
Wootton Blue Cross FC
Sunday 16th January, 2pm GMT
For ticket details see below
It’s the first outing of 2022 for Marieanne Spacey-Cale’s side on Sunday, proving a welcome return to action after back-to-back postponements.
Saints’ last outing came at Fratton Park, where an own goal from the hosts decided the game during the final ten minutes.
MK Dons enjoyed an emphatic return to action last weekend, where goals from Marianne Taho, Sofia Stovold, Laura Bright and a Cherrelle Albert double secured a 5-0 win at home to Hounslow.
In the third meeting between Saints and MK this season, Spacey-Cale will be hoping her side can make it three from three on Sunday.
Supporters can watch Southampton FC Women in action for the first time in 2022 this weekend with tickets priced as follows:
Adults - £5
Under-17s - Free
Please be advised tickets are only available at the gate.
Wootton Blue Cross FC
After a 3-1 victory for hosts Saints over MK to kick start the National League Southern Premier season in August, the two sides met again at Snows Stadium in December as part of the National League Cup run.
The visitors took the lead just after half-time, Taho finding space to chip keeper Kayla Rendell just three minutes into the second half.
But it didn’t take Saints long to respond, Alisha Ware netting the equaliser on 55 minutes with a right-footed driven shot.
Progress was then secured 12 minutes from time, Leeta Rutherford producing an audacious effort from a free-kick with a goal worthy of winning any game.
“We’re excited to play again especially after the postponement last week,” said Spacey-Cale. “The girls have trained really well this week with the thought of playing again.
“It will be a really competitive fixture against a good MK Dons. Twice we’ve played them this season already and we’ve had really good challenges, two competitive games.
“Going to their place will be a challenge but the girls are in a good frame of mind and it’s really important to get 2022 started with a good challenging fixture.
“They’ll be buoyed by the performances they’ve had against us previously. We’re preparing for the same kind of approach.”