Women's Preview: Crystal Palace vs Saints

By SFC Media time Sat 17 Sep Crystal Palace vs Saints
Photo by Chris Moorhouse | Southampton FC Women

Southampton FC Women head to current league leaders Crystal Palace in the Barclays Women’s Championship on Sunday.

THE MATCH
Crystal Palace vs Saints
Barclays Women’s Championship
Selhurst Park
Sunday 18th September, 12:30 BST
For ticket details, see below

Saints return to action on Sunday after a prolonged break from league football. Crystal Palace are their opponents, and with two wins from two for the Eagles, Marieanne Spacey-Cale’s side will be looking to dampen the mood at Selhurst Park.

Palace’s two wins came from a tight 1-0 victory over neighbours London City Lionesses in the first game of the season, followed by a comprehensive 3-0 win over Coventry United.

Saints fell to defeat in their first game of the season to another London side in the form of Charlton Athletic, before comeback goals from Ella Morris and Laura Rafferty secured the side’s first ever Championship point away at Lewes.

THE OFFICIALS
Referee: Phoebe Cross
Assistant Referee: Richard Fullicks
Assistant Referee: Steven Walsh
Fourth Official: Aaron Ford

WHICH KIT WILL SAINTS BE WEARING?
Saints will don the turquoise away kit as they step out at Selhurst Park.

LEWES, ENGLAND - AUGUST 28: Laura Rafferty. Barclays WomenÕs Championships match between Lewes FC Women and Southampton FC Women on Sunday 28th August 2022, at the Dripping Pan, Lewes, England. (Photo by Chris Moorhouse/Southampton FC via Getty Images)
LEWES, ENGLAND - AUGUST 28: Laura Rafferty. Barclays Women’s Championships match between Lewes FC Women and Southampton FC Women on Sunday 28th August 2022, at the Dripping Pan, Lewes, England. (Photo by Chris Moorhouse/Southampton FC via Getty Images) Photo by Chris Moorhouse
Laura Rafferty on the ball against Lewes

TICKET DETAILS
Tickets are available to purchase through Crystal Palace FC, with Adult tickets priced at £10 and Over 65s and Under 16s at £5.

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MANAGER’S NOTES
"Crystal Palace have started the league well, getting two wins from two in their first games. They’ve built a new-look team over summer and they’ll be keen to show what they can do with those players.

"Playing at Selhurst Park will be an occasion for them, but we have to go into the game with the same mentality and prepare the way that we always do.

"The second half Lewes performance is the level that we need to be week-in, week-out, and if the girls keep up that work rate, there’s no reason why we can’t get something out of Sunday’s game."

KEEP UP TO DATE
Can’t make it to Selhurst Park? We’ve got you covered. We’ll be on hand to bring you all the matchday action and behind-the-scenes access.

You can listen to live commentary via southamptonfc.com, as well as get your updates via the dedicated Women’s team social media accounts:

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