Pompey Women begin the new FA Women’s National League campaign by welcoming Plymouth to Westleigh Park this afternoon (2pm kick-off).
It is the first league fixture for the Blues since December 2020, when MK Dons were defeated 4-1 at the same venue.
Today's fixture was also the opening home game for Jay Sadler's side last term and it was certainly an enjoyable occasion.
Becki Bath hit a hat-trick, while Jade Widdows and Danielle Rowe contributed with a brace each as the Pilgrims were routed 7-0.
Following the curtailment of that season, Pompey's two most recent competitive matches were cup finals at Westleigh Park.
They beat Southampton on penalties back in May to secure a 12th successive Hampshire Cup triumph, with Hannah Haughton the hero by saving two spot-kicks.
And that was followed a couple of weeks later with more shoot-out success – this time against Moneyfields – to lift the PDFA Cup.
Plymouth were in 11th position when last season was prematurely halted, but have enjoyed a productive summer.
The Devon outfit have captured Natasha Knapman and Zoe Cunningham, who have both scored against the Blues in recent years.
Tickets are available to buy at the Westleigh Park turnstiles this afternoon, with the option of contactless or cash payments.
There will be discounted entry for Pompey or Havant & Waterlooville season ticket holders.
|Category||Season Ticket Holders||General Admission|
|Junior (17 and under)||£2||£3|
Hot food and other refreshments will be available from the tea bar inside the ground, while supporters can also visit the Westleigh pub before the match.
HOW TO ENTER THE STADIUM
Two turnstiles will be open for the match, located to the left-hand side of the car park, next to the Westleigh pub.
If you purchased your ticket via the eticketing website, please have your digital ticket to hand upon entering the stadium. If you don’t have this, please provide your name to turnstile operators
We advise supporters to wear a face covering when moving around the ground. We also ask fans to wash or sanitise their hands when in the stadium.