Report: Saints 11-0 Poole

By SFC Media time Sun 27 Oct Women's First Team
Photo by Isabelle Field

Southampton FC Women stormed into the first round of the Women's FA Cup with an impressive 11-0 win over Poole Town at AFC Totton on Sunday.

A hat-trick for both captain Shannon Sievwright and Rachel Panting - alongside individual efforts from Phoebe Williams, Shannon Albuery, Sophia Pharoah, Charley Evans and Alisha Ware - sealed the deal on a dominant afternoon.

The game lasted longer than many expected with the referee awarding 15 minutes of added time at the end of the first half, following three injuries split between both sides.

It didn’t take long for Saints to get into their stride; Panting had her effort saved by an onrushing goalkeeper, with the rebound falling to Sievwright in the eighth minute.

With the Poole keeper rushing to get back between the sticks, the skipper produced an audacious lob to put Saints ahead.

Three minutes later the lead was doubled, with Panting this time turning scorer.

Following a strong run through midfield by Pharoah, Panting was on hand via the left wing to hit an effort into the bottom left-hand corner.

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Saints celebrate following Sievwright's stunning effort.

Momentum dropped slightly following a halt in proceedings in the 13th minute; Chloe Newton requiring treatment as a result of a tough challenge just outside the Poole penalty area. 

Saints were forced into an early change after five minutes of stoppage, with Newton being replaced by Albuery.

Frustratingly for Spacey-Cale's side, the injuries doubled up moments later; Kirsty Whitton was forced off with a broken nose after being treated for eight minutes, eventually being replaced by Georgie Freeland on the half-hour mark.  

Unbelievably, there was a further delay to the game two minutes later; Poole's Danni Maidment was stretchered down the tunnel following ten minutes of treatment in what looked to be a serious knee injury.

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Saints' Chloe Newton was one of those who fell victim to a stop-start first half.

In the eighth minute of stoppage time Saints added a third, a trademark Morris cross found Pharoah at the back post, who slotted home. 

It was very much one-way traffic during the second 45; Freeland, Albuery and Panting having chances following some great one-touch football.

But after all of the good passages of play it was a stroke of fortune which brought Saints their fifth and Panting her second.

After doing well to win back possession inside the Poole penalty area, the winger hit a powerful effort towards goal which deflected off of a defender and into the back of the net.

It was another for Sievwright in the 65th minute; a clever corner routine saw the skipper whip a ball towards goal which eventually found the far corner, following a clever dummy by Freeland.

Saints’ dominance continued just over a minute later; Ware getting on the scoresheet with a thumping finish off of the left wing to make it seven.

It didn’t stop there either as Williams added an eighth via another deflected shot in the 68th minute.

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Panting celebrates her hattrick in the 90th minute.

Poole were certainly not allowed any rest bite with the ninth coming in the 72nd minute; Sievwright making it a hat-trick from the penalty spot.

With four minutes to go it was ten, as Evans found herself unmarked in the penalty area following a clever run and headed home the corner with power and placement.

In the final seconds Panting secured her treble, making the most of a scramble in the box to thump home an eleventh.


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