Women's Preview: Saints vs Wolves

By SFC Media time Fri 20 May Saints vs Wolves
Photo by Isabelle Field

Southampton FC Women take on Wolves in their bid to be promoted to the FA Women's Championship this Saturday.

THE MATCH

Saints vs Wolverhampton Wanderers
Championship Play-Off Final
Stockport County FC, Edgeley Park
Saturday 21st May, 3pm BST
For ticket details, see below

After a fantastic season in the FA Women’s National League Southern Premier which saw Saints top the table, Marieanne Spacey-Cale’s side have one more fixture which could see them promoted to the FA Women’s Championship.

Saints booked their place in the play-off in stylish fashion, after beating Portsmouth 2-0 at St. Mary’s, cheered on by a bumper crowd. A dominant performance from the Saints and goals from Sophia Pharoah and Lucia Kendall either side of half-time saw the side secure the Southern title and lift the trophy.

A quick turnaround for the Saints saw them in action again less than a week later, in search of more silverware, this time taking on Huddersfield Town in the National League Cup. A dress rehearsal for the play-off - a one-off game against a somewhat unknown in a Northern side - with Saints coming away with an impressive 3-0 win courtesy of an Alisha Ware opener and a brace from Lucia Kendall.

Wolves have had a similarly impressive season in the National League Northern Premier, winning 18 of their 24 fixtures, and losing just one. Their most recent result came in the Birmingham FA County Cup, seeing off Black Country rivals West Brom with a 4-1 scoreline to lift the trophy.


SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - APRIL 20: Southampton Women celebrate with the trophy after winning the match and finish top of the table during the FA Women's National League Southern Premier match between Southampton and Portsmouth at St Mary's Stadium on April 20, 2022 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Isabelle Field/Southampton FC via Getty Images) Photo by Isabelle Field
Saints Women celebrate winning the FA Women's National League Southern Premier at St. Mary's

TICKET DETAILS

Cheer on the Saints in the push for promotion at Stockport County FC. The fans have been in full voice this season, travelling all over the country to roar the team on to league success. Be in that number one last time this season and help the side make history as they fight for that one FA Women’s Championship spot.

Club partner Virgin Media are subsidising official coach travel up to Stockport with tickets available at £5 return. They can be purchased via the link below:

click here to purchase coach travel

Tickets for the decisive fixture can be purchased in advance from Stockport County's official website at the following prices:

Adults - £5

Concessions - £2.50

Under-10s - Free

click here to purchase SAINTS VS WOLVES TICKETS

MANAGER'S NOTES

“They’re a very good side,” said Spacey-Cale. “They won their division and were quite dominant in that. They’ve got some really experienced and good-quality players.”

“They’ve also got that emotional tag that their coach isn’t going to be there as he’s away.”

“The fans have been magnificent and we keep talking about them being the twelfth player on the pitch. The decibels have just gone up over the course of the season, and there’s definitely a respect from the players for those supporters. There’s one last push now on the 21st, to be there, be loud, be rowdy and really be that twelfth player on the pitch for us.”

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