Women's Preview: MK Dons vs Saints

By SFC Media time Fri 14 Jan MK Dons vs Saints

Southampton FC Women will return to action on Sunday with a trip to MK Dons in National League Southern Premier.

THE MATCH

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.

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 15: Sophia Pharoah(center) of Southampton during the FA Women’s National League Southern Premier match between Southampton Women's and MK Dons Ladies at Snow's Stadium on August 15, 2021 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Isabelle Field/Southampton FC via Getty Images)
Sophia Pharoah in action against MK Dons.

TICKET DETAILS

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.

Sun 16 Jan 2PM
FA Womens National League Southern Premier
Wootton Blue Cross FC
MK Dons
Southampton
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LAST MEETING

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.

MANAGER’S NOTES

“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.”

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