Women's Match Preview: Saints vs Reading

By SFC Media time Sat 26 Nov Saints vs Reading
Photo by Isabelle Field | Southampton FC Women

It’s a top-tier challenge as Southampton FC Women welcome Barclays Women’s Super League side Reading FC Women to St Mary’s.

THE MATCH
Saints vs Reading
FA Women’s Continental League Cup
St Mary’s Stadium
Sunday 27th November
For ticket details, see below

Marieanne Spacey-Cale’s Saints side welcome Reading to St Mary’s in the second round of group stage matches in the FA Women’s Continental League Cup.

Saints go into the game unbeaten since their last Continental Cup game on October 2nd, in which a new look side lost 2-0 away from home at Coventry United.

Reading also suffered a loss in the first round of games in Group E, as two first half goals from Tottenham saw Natasha Dowie only able to grab a consolation goal in the 90+11th minute from the penalty spot.

In their league campaign, Reading currently sit 11th in the league, having collected just three points from seven games.

The first of two Women’s Super League tests, Saints will be looking to put points on the board in Group E.

THE OFFICIALS
Referee: Louise Saunders
Assistant Referee: Ceri Williams
Assistant Referee: Adriana Bucur
Fourth Official: Lee Markwick

WHAT KIT WILL SAINTS BE WEARING?
It’s a return to the iconic red and white strip as Saints return to action at St Mary’s.

MANAGER’S NOTES
“Coming off the back of Sunday’s game, we know that we need to be replicating that first half performance for the whole 90 minutes.”

“Reading will be buoyed by their 3-3 draw with Liverpool earlier this week, and we’re under no illusion that this will be anything but a tough game.

“We have the opportunity to bring in different players who bring something different to the side and we’re looking forward to seeing what we can in front of another big home crowd.”

PLAYERS TO WATCH
Rachel Rowe is a long-serving Royal and has provided the side with pockets of brilliance, despite their struggling league position.

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TICKET DETAILS
Tickets are still available to purchase online or on the day with Ticket Office 1, open from 11:00am until 2:30pm.

Women’s season ticket holders also have this game included but need to reserve free a ticket.

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KEEP UP TO DATE
Can’t make it to St Mary’s? Be sure to follow the dedicated Women’s accounts on social media for updates and exclusive content:
Instagram
Twitter

You can also listen live to Sunday’s game at southamptonfc.com.

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