Women's Preview: Saints vs Bournemouth

By SFC Media time Fri 21 Jan Saints vs Bournemouth
Photo by Isabelle Field | Phoebe Williams

It's a switch of focus to the Hampshire FA Senior Cup this week for Southampton FC Women, who host AFC Bournemouth at Snows Stadium on Sunday.

THE MATCH

Saints vs AFC Bournemouth
Hampshire FA Senior Cup - Semi-final
Snows Stadium
Sunday 23rd January, 1.45pm GMT
For ticket details see below

Saints finally returned to action last weekend, coming through their first game in 2022 with a well-fought 1-0 win at MK Dons in National League Southern Premier.

Sunday's visitors Bournemouth also had a successful start to the new year last time out, beating Chesham United 2-0 away from home to keep up their promotion charge from National League Division One South West.

Marieanne Spacey-Cale's side enjoyed a comfortable evening during their first outing in the competition in the last round, seeing off Eastleigh 8-0 at Snows Stadium.

Progression was secured by the Cherries in a slightly different manner, as a bye was awarded for their quarter-final meeting at Winchester City Flyers.

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 09: Ella Morris(L) and Caitlin Morris(R) of Southampton during The Hampshire FA Senior Cup – quarter-final match between Southampton Women and Eastleigh at Snows Stadium on December 09, 2021 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Isabelle Field/Southampton FC via Getty Images)
Ella and Caitlin Morris celebrate during the win over Eastleigh

TICKET DETAILS

Tickets for Sunday's Hampshire Cup semi-final are priced as follows and can be purchased using the link below:

Adults - £3

Under-18s - Free

Please note that no parking is available at Snows Stadium, but is instead provided at the nearby Calmore Industrial Estate (approximately a three minute walk from the ground).

Saints vs Bournemouth Tickets

LAST MEETING

The two sides last met during the 2020/21 Vitality Women's FA Cup run at the back end of 2020.

Goals from Rachel Panting and a double each for Ella Pusey and Lucia Kendall ensured of a comfortable progression for Spacey-Cale's side at Bournemouth.

Saints went on to reach the fifth round of the competition, eventually bettered only by Super League side Birmingham City away from home.

"It's a good opportunity in the hat for another cup competition," said technical coach Lauren Phillips, "it's an important cup competition for us to give players different experiences.

"We'll need to utilise the squad ahead of a busy run of fixtures for us. We'll be looking at giving players opportunities to come into the squad and put them in the forefront of those games coming up.

"It should be a game which is competitive and full of opportunity.

"It would be great to see more fans at the game, they've been with us home and away. We've got a really good following so the more fans that can come along, the better."

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