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Sun 10 Mar 14:00 - League Full time

United go down to title chasing Saints


Goals late in both halves see Woodley return pointless in a high quality game.

United’s latest game was at championship chasing Southampton who sit in second place in the division with a hundred percent record.

As with last week Woodley kicked into a strong wind during the first half and started in positive fashion with Jodie Penny finding Rosie Page-Smith in the fifth minute for the forward’s shot to be blocked. Five minutes later Maddie Sawyer won the team a free kick from a dangerous position.

Slowly the Saints go a foot hold into the game with full back Ella Morris and winger Georgie Freeland dangerous on the right flank but contained well by Woodley’s left back Shelby Preston-Morris.

The thirteenth minute saw United’s player of the match Nicole Haines make a fine save and followed this in twentieth minute to push Morris’ shot aware for a corner.

With Clara Stringer and Ellen Surtees blocking shots and Saints Chloe Newton being denied for offside Woodley looked to have weathered the wind and go into the break goalless. However, a Saints corner in the forty fourth minute was cleared to the edge of the penalty area and returned into the Woodley goal area where Newton scrambled the ball into the next from two yards out.

Twice in the opening five minutes Haines denied Saints whose quick movement of the ball caused the visitors’ problems. United remained firm but were relying on half chances which fell to Page-Smith, Molly Lambourne and Sawyer.

Ella Pusey saw a goal disallowed for off side before a cross was headed home by Ellie Chaffe in the seventy fifth minute to double the hosts’ lead.

The scoring was completed two minutes from time when Pusey capitalised on a mistake to round Haines.

Haines, Hunt, Preston-Morris, Stringer (Ward), Surtees, Evans, Penny (Lambourne), Sawyer, Page-Smith, Pearson, Wilkins


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67:00 Sub Off
Jodie Penny is substituted off for Woodley United
67:00 Sub On
Ruth Pearson is substituted on for Woodley United
65:00 Sub Off
Clara Stringer is substituted off for Woodley United
65:00 Sub On
Faye Ward is substituted on for Woodley United
65:00 Sub Off
Ruth Pearson is substituted off for Woodley United
65:00 Sub On
Molly Lambourne is substituted on for Woodley United
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Southampton
  • Woodley United
  • 0
  • Clara Stringer Sub Off 65:00'
  • Faye Ward Sub On 65:00'
  • Ruth Pearson Sub Off 65:00'
  • Molly Lambourne Sub On 65:00'
  • Jodie Penny Sub Off 67:00'
  • Ruth Pearson Sub On 67:00'

Team selection

Haines, Nicole Haines, Nicole
Hunt, Paige Hunt, Paige
Preston Morris, Shelby Preston Morris, Shelby
Pearson, Ruth Pearson, Ruth
Surtees, Ellen Surtees, Ellen
Evans, Charley Evans, Charley
Stringer, Clara Stringer, Clara
Wilkins, Holly Wilkins, Holly
Sawyer, Madelyn Sawyer, Madelyn
Page Smith, Rosie Page Smith, Rosie
Penny, Jodie Penny, Jodie


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