Updated: Aug 16, 2019
This was the second time Southampton Women’s FC have played BSS Portsmouth, this time at home and the game started under beautiful skies on a slippery pitch after the preceding night’s storm.
The teams paid their respects for Armistice Day at the start of the game.
An early corner led to Southampton’s first goal attempt from Robyn Hagues which went just wide, followed by a strong pass by Michelle to Robyn which led to a second goal attempt in as many minutes by Darcey Maxted, which was blocked by the Portsmouth goalkeeper.
Indeed, the brave BSS Portsmouth goalkeeper came out many times over the following 60 minutes to secure the ball, giving her the well-deserved accolade of player of the game once more.
Four minutes in and a shot by Darcey hit the woodwork and, a minute later, Mo Delaney’s attempt at goal went wide and, while the majority of possession was seized by Southampton in the early minutes, BSS Portsmouth made some good runs which Sophie Moore cleared to safety.
A few more runs by Portsmouth in the first ten minutes led to a corner kick which landed straight in goalkeeper Emma Stait’s hands.
Twelve minutes in and Brooke Suddaby came on for Robyn and a minute later another goal attempt from Mo went wide.
Brooke won the ball and took it upfield and in to Darcey whose goal attempt also went wide.