Women's Match Preview: Blackburn Rovers vs Saints

By SFC Media time Sat 19 Nov Blackburn Rovers vs Saints
Photo by Isabelle Field | Southampton FC Women

Southampton FC Women return to Barclays Women’s Championship action as they take on Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park.

THE MATCH
Blackburn Rovers vs Saints
Barclays Women’s Championship
Ewood Park
Sunday 20th November 2022
For ticket details, see below

Saints make the trip up to Lancashire to take on Blackburn Rovers in the Barclays Women’s Championship at Ewood Park.

Going into the international break in third place with just goal difference separating Marieanne Spacey-Cale’s side and second-placed London City Lionesses, Saints will be keen to pick up all three points.

Rovers currently sit in sixth place, but were building momentum before the break, securing two wins, two draws and a loss in their last five, most notably keeping out an on-form London City Lionesses in order to draw 0-0 at Pride Park.

Just the second Women’s game to be played at Ewood Park this season, Gemma Donnelly’s side will be hoping to halt Saints’ unbeaten league run in front of a home crowd.

THE OFFICIALS
Referee: Phoebe Cross
Assistant Referee: Luke Bowles
Assistant Referee: Charlotte Sparling Haythornthwaite
Fourth Official: Melissa Cairns

WHAT KIT WILL SAINTS BE WEARING?
For the first time this season, Saints will be in the green third kit.

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 20: Lucia Kendall during Southamoton FC Women's 2022/23 headshots at Staplewood Training Ground October 20, 2021 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Isabelle Field/Southampton FC via Getty Images) Photo by Isabelle Field | Southampton FC Women
Lucia Kendall models the green third kit.

MANAGER’S NOTES
“Having just come out of the international break, it’s been important to get back to training and look to build momentum this week.”

“Blackburn have picked up some strong results recently, and that, as well as the occasion of playing at Ewood Park, will give them confidence going into this tie.”

“We’ve been playing and developing week-in, week-out and now we just need to keep up that level to ensure we get the results we’re hoping for.”

PLAYER TO WATCH
A threat in attack and an ever-present figure for Rovers, Saffron Jordan will be important to keep at bay.

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TICKET DETAILS
Tickets are still available to purchase online from the Blackburn Rovers ticketing website, with Adults priced at £5 and Concessions at £2.

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KEEP UP TO DATE
Can’t make it to Ewood Park? Be sure to follow the dedicated Women’s accounts on social media for updates and exclusive content:
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You can also listen live to Sunday’s game at southamptonfc.com.

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