Women's Report: Saints 5-0 Hounslow

By SFC Media time Sun 10 Apr Saints vs Hounslow
Photo by Matt Watson | Ciara Watling
Sun 10 Apr 2PM
FA Womens National League Southern Premier
Sievwright [36'] Pusey [54'] [58'] Watling [62'] Pharoah [76']
Referee: R.Iliev | Venue: Snows Stadium | Attendance: 426

Southampton FC Women extended their unbeaten run to 14 in National League Southern Premier with a convincing win over Hounslow at Snows Stadium on Sunday.

In a dominant first half, Saints were made to wait until the 36th minute for the opener, with Shannon Sievwright’s header finally getting the better of the determined Tridents.

Taking a slender advantage into the break, the goals were free-flowing in the second 45 minutes as Ella Pusey converted a quick-fire brace and Ciara Watling adding a fourth just past the hour-mark.

Building on last weekend’s vital win at promotion chasing Ipswich, Sophia Pharoah rounded off the scoring in a five-star performance.

Returning to action in Totton, Marieanne Spacey-Cale made five changes for the visit of bottom of the table opposition.

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - APRIL 10: during the FA Women's National League match between Southampton and Hounslow at Snows Stadium on April 10, 2022 in Southampton, England(Photo by Matt Watson/Southampton FC via Getty Images)
Shannon Sievwright opened the scoring.

Kirsty Whitton and Shelly Provan came into the back four, while Sievwright claimed a start in midfield along with the captain’s armband.

In attack, Ciara Watling and Ella Pusey led the line in a game where they won the reverse fixture 9-0.

Looking for a similarly positive performance, Saints were on the front foot from the off and after a dominant opening 10 minutes, came agonisingly close to the opener.

Cleverly working a short corner, Sophia Pharoah teed the ball up perfectly for Georgie Freeland to shoot from the edge of the box, with the midfielder’s effort clipping the crossbar on its way over.

The opportunity triggered a flurry of chances in quick succession, as Ella Morris had a cross clawed from under her own bar by Amy Whale, before Watling headed just over from Sievwright’s corner.

While the monopoly on possession remained, chances dried up as the game ticked toward the half-hour mark before Pharoah almost broke the deadlock in style.

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - APRIL 10: Ciara Watling is congratulated by Ella Pusey as they celebrate during the FA Women's National League match between Southampton and Hounslow at Snows Stadium on April 10, 2022 in Southampton, England (Photo by Matt Watson/Southampton FC via Getty Images)
Ella Pusey added two more goals to her tally for the season

After Watling’s pinpoint pass broke Hounslow’s low block, Pharoah lined up the top corner from 20 yards, only for Whale to somehow tip the effort onto the bar and over.

With the visitors growing in belief as their rear-guard action continued to frustrate the hosts, their resolve was finally broken as the break approached.

More patient build up lead to Provan swinging in a dangerous cross from the left that perfectly picked out Sievwright 12 yards out, with the skipper’s looping header evading the dive of Whale to nestle in the back of the net.

Far from content, Spacey-Cale’s side continued to pour forward, but were forced to settle for a single-goal lead at the halfway stage.

Lacking a ruthless streak at Snows Stadium, the hosts came out in determined manner and took the game beyond Martino Chevannes’s side by the time the hour-mark arrived.

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - APRIL 10: Ciara Watling of Southampton during the FA Women's National League match between Southampton and Hounslow at Snows Stadium on April 10, 2022 in Southampton, England (Photo by Matt Watson/Southampton FC via Getty Images)
Ciara Watling made a goal-scoring return to the side.

Never far away from the goals, Pusey scored twice in four minutes to suddenly command a 3-0 lead, poaching a wayward Freeland strike before coolly slotting past Whale after neat footwork inside the box.

Now free-flowing, Watling justified her selection on 62 minutes, perfectly placed on the penalty spot to guide Provan’s cross into the bottom corner.

Now a matter of how many, Pharoah got in on the scoring act as the game ticked into the final 15 minutes, volleying home Freeland’s cross to the back post with a side-footed finish.

Looking to round off the afternoon, Pusey went in search of her hat-trick and was only denied by the linesman’s offside flag after converting Freeland’s cross, forcing Saints to settle for five on another enjoyable afternoon in Totton.


Kayla Rendell (GK)
replace Sara Luce (82′)
Ella Morris
Shelly Provan
Kirsty Whitton
Rosie Parnell
replace Leeta Rutherford (87′)
Georgie Freeland
Phoebe Williams
Ella Pusey goal goal
Shannon Sievwright (C) goal
Sophia Pharoah goal
Ciara Watling goal
Sara Luce
Laura Rafferty
Alisha Ware
Milly Mott
Leeta Rutherford


Amy Whale (GK)
Isabel James
Shakira Waithe
Jeta Bytyqi
Mara Dellica
Catia Reis-Campos
Kitty Jones
Sara Proligh
Kayla Potter
Emma Nolan
Emma O'Hare
replace Shazelle Pascall-Louis (71′)
Shazelle Pascall-Louis
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