The Women’s National League was given a terrific boost today as the BBC saw fit to broadcast the play-off final between WNL South Champions, Southampton and Wolverhampton, their equivalent from the WNL North division. The prize at stake at Edgeley Park: promotion to the WSL Championship.
Southampton FC and Wolverhampton Wanderers go head to head in the Women’s National League play-off on Saturday, in a winner-takes-it-all confrontation
After winning their respective leagues at a canter, both Southampton and Wolves now have their sights set firmly on the FA Women’s Championship Division next season. Predicting a winner is difficult and defeat will be a very difficult pill to swallow for the losing side in this ‘battle of the Hamptons’.
Having been fortunate enough to report on the Saints’ south-coast derby match last month, against fierce rivals Portsmouth, I can offer some first-hand analysis of what I saw. On the positive side, I was particularly impressed with their technical ability in midfield, quality down the flanks, and their passing through midfield. However, in a 2-0 victory, where the Saints should have really cashed-in on their first half domination, Portsmouth very nearly got themselves back into the game as Southampton dropped ever deeper.
Southampton Women secure promotion play-off berth after winning FA Women’s National League Southern Premier title – Paul Blake reports.
Southampton women made it nine wins in a row as they put local rivals, Portsmouth, in their place with a sublime performance at St Mary’s Stadium tonight. Goals either side of half-time from Sophia Pharoah and Lucia Kendall capped a fine performance from Marrianne Spacey-Cale’s side. The Saints were understandably nervous in front of a record crowd for a Women’s… Read More »Southampton Women secure promotion play-off berth after winning FA Women’s National League Southern Premier title – Paul Blake reports.