Women's Preview: Saints vs Bristol City

By SFC Media time Sat 29 Jan Saints vs Bristol City
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Southampton FC Women will take to St Mary’s Stadium on Sunday, hosting Bristol City in the fourth round of the Vitality Women’s FA Cup.

THE MATCH

Saints vs Bristol City
Vitality Women’s FA Cup – fourth round
St Mary’s Stadium
Sunday 30th January, 1pm GMT
See below for ticket details

For the second time in their history, Southampton FC Women will play at St Mary’s Stadium in competitive action, this time hosting Championship side Bristol City in the FA Cup.

Saints’ run in the competition this year started in mid-November, when Lucia Kendall’s first half goal was enough to see off Swindon Town at Snows Stadium.

The next round proved more of a challenge; travelling to face south coast rivals Portsmouth at Westleigh Park, where a Caitlin Morris extra-time winner confirmed Marieanne Spacey-Cale’s side’s 2-1 comeback in December.

Sunday’s opponents Bristol entered the competition a round later, their only outing so far a 5-0 victory over fellow Championship side Lewes FC in the third round.

City were relegated from the Super League last season, finding themselves 6th in the second division this campaign after 12 games.

TICKET DETAILS

Although the result didn’t go their way on the day, over 4,000 fans filled St Mary’s the last time Saints played there during the 2019/20 FA Cup run.

You can be part of the action this time around, with tickets costing as much as £3 per person.

Tickets are priced as follows and can be purchased using the link below:

Adults - £3

Under-18s and concessions - Free

Saints vs Bristol City Tickets

To celebrate the support of the Women's team this season, Official Partner Fridays are giving fans an exclusive offer with every ticket purchased.

Every ticket holder will receive a free main meal at Fridays Southampton Retail Park and Southampton Westquay restaurants from midday on Sunday 30th January until Sunday 6th February.

All you need to do is show your Women’s FA Cup match ticket to get one free meal with every Appetizer purchased – the offer is valid for one use per ticket holder and one main course per ticket.

Supporters will also be given the chance to win at the game with a pre-match Saints shirt giveaway alongside loads of fantastic entertainment on the day including performances from Saints Brass, Streetwise Soccer activities in the Academy Zone, free flags for young fans, and half-time interviews too.

For all the terms and conditions please click the related article below:

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NEW MATCHDAY TWITTER ACCOUNT

Ahead of Sunday’s game, the club are delighted to launch a brand new live-matchday twitter account for the ever-growing Southampton FC Women’s team.

The new matchday account will offer a dedicated channel for uninterrupted updates from each fixture, giving supporters the first look at the Saints teamsheet for every home and away game, while also providing live updates of all the key match action, including goals, substitutions, photos and more.

Make sure you don’t miss any of the action by following @SaintsFCWomen now.

MANAGER’S NOTES

“It’s an exciting prospect,” said manager Spacey-Cale. “It’s a real marker of where we’re at because they’re in the Championship and playing really well.

“We’re going to go into it as underdogs but what we have to do is concentrate on ourselves, focus on what we can do.

“The girls worked really hard against Chichester on Wednesday, now it’s about recovery and getting the girls into the best position and the best place they can be ready for Sunday.

On Sunday let's raise the roof. St Mary's a fortress for the guys so let's make it a fortress for the women.

Marieanne Spacey-Cale
On Sunday's return to St Mary's

“It’s exciting. We’re at St Mary’s, the girls will be buzzing to get out there and hoping to perform for the club and for the fans of the club.

“The fans have been brilliant this season and what’s really helped is when they’re loud they are like another player on the pitch for us.

“When they’re singing, we feel that they’re part of us. So on Sunday let’s raise the roof. It’s a fortress for the guys at the moment so let’s make it a fortress for the women’s team as well.”

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