Women's Preview: London Bees vs Saints

By SFC Media time Tue 22 Mar London Bees vs Saints
Photo by Isabelle Field | Milly Mott

Southampton FC Women are back on the road Wednesday night, visiting London Bees in National League Southern Premier action.

THE MATCH

London Bees vs Saints
National League Southern Premier
The Hive
Wednesday 23rd March, 7.45pm GMT
Free entry

After successive draws Saints returned to winning ways in style on Sunday, seeing off Cardiff City 4-0 away from home.

Lucia Kendall scored the first on 38 minutes, before adding a second early into the second half.

A third for Kendall and Saints came on 72 minutes before Ella Pusey rounded off the scoring with two minutes remaining.

London Bees were last in action on 13th March, facing a tricky home test against Portsmouth who came away from the Hive with a 4-0 victory.

A win for Saints would see them close the gap on Oxford United in second to three points, whilst victory for London Bees sees them leapfrog Crawley Wasps into sixth.

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 14: Lucia Kendall of Southampton during the Vitality Women's FA Cup, first round match between Southampton Women and Swindon Town Women at Snows Stadium on November 14, 2021 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Isabelle Field/Southampton FC via Getty Images)
Lucia Kendall netted a hat-trick on Sunday.

LAST MEETING

The two sides last met at Snows Stadium back in late September, in front of a 201 strong crowd.

It was a successful day to say the least for Marieanne Spacey-Cale’s side; Sophia Pharoah opening the scoring on 17 minutes, before Leeta Rutherford added a second before the break.

Kendall and Pusey both notched during the second half, with Caitlin Morris completing the scoring three minutes from time.

TICKET AND PARKING DETAILS

Entry for Wednesday night’s game is free to all fans, with the game taking place on the 4G pitch adjacent to the main Hive stadium.

Parking is available for up to 400 vehicles in the Main Car Park on a first come, first serve basis, charged at £8 on a matchday.

Supporters are asked to scan the displayed QR code for payment upon arrival or before exiting the site.

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - MARCH 13: Marieanne Spacey-Cale Southampton Women's head coach during The FA Women's National League Southern Premier match between Southampton Women and Bridgewater United at The Snows Stadium on March 13, 2022 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Isabelle Field/Southampton FC via Getty Images)
Marieanne Spacey-Cale

MANAGER’S NOTES

“You have to believe in the squad and their desire to go out every game and try and play for the three points,” said Spacey-Cale.

“When it comes to the game on Wednesday against London Bees we’ve got to prepare and recover well.

“It’s relentless in the coming weeks. Recovery and use of the squad will be vitally important.

“What’s great about this squad is that we can utilise everyone for the games that we’ve got coming up.”

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