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Match Preview: Pompey Women v Southampton

South coast derby at Westleigh Park in the FA Cup

11 December 2021

Pompey Women return to Westleigh Park as they take on rivals Southampton in the third round of the FA Cup this afternoon (2pm kick-off).

Jay Sadler's side were also on home soil in the last stage of the competition, battling to a 2-1 victory over Bournemouth a fortnight ago.

Shannon Albuery’s header saw them get off to an excellent start, only for Lucy Cooper to draw the lower-ranked visitors level.

But Evie Gane struck late in the first half and the Blues were able to see out the second half in relatively comfortable fashion.

Now they are again in action against south coast opposition, facing neighbours Southampton for the first time since a dramatic Hampshire Cup final triumph back in May.

A Jade Bradley free-kick gave Pompey an early advantage in that contest, which was also held at Westleigh Park, while their rivals hit back through Rachel Panting.

Hannah Haughton had already made some crucial stops in normal time, but produced a couple more from 12 yards in the shoot-out to ensure the Blues would retain the silverware for an incredible 12th successive season.

Southampton currently sit second in the National League and have suffered only one defeat, which was at home to leaders Ipswich.

They narrowly saw off Swindon in the first round before enjoying a 7-0 rout of Ilminster Town to reach this stage of the FA Cup.

This is the first of two successive meetings between the two sides, as they meet again in the league, this time at Fratton Park, on Wednesday evening. Click here for more information.

TICKET NEWS
Avoid queues at the stadium by purchasing your tickets online here by 12pm on the day (December 12).

Tickets are also available to buy at the Westleigh Park turnstiles, with the option of contactless or cash payments.

There will be discounted entry for Pompey season ticket holders and Havant & Waterlooville season ticket holders.

Hot food and other refreshments will be available to buy from the tea bar inside the ground, while supporters can also visit the Westleigh pub before the match.

Category Pompey Season Ticket Holders General Admission
Adult £5 £7
Senior (65+) £3 £4
Junior (17 and under) £2 £3

HOW TO ENTER THE STADIUM
Two turnstiles will be open for the game, located to the left-hand side of the car park, next to the Westleigh pub.

If you purchased your ticket online, please have your digital ticket to hand upon entering the stadium. If you do not have this, please provide your name to turnstile operators.


LAST ROUND


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