Preview | Portishead Town travel to the south coast

Southampton celebrate Jane Yeates' opener against AFC Bournemouth last week. Photo credit John Bilcliff.

It's' the First Round Proper of the Women's FA Cup on Remembrance Sunday as Southampton Women's host Tier 5 side Portishead Town.

The visitors ply their trade in the South West Regional Women's Football League Premier Division the same league as Marine Academy Plymouth, who Southampton beat 2-0 in an early round.

Another coastal town, the Possets arrive in fine form with an unbeaten record so far this season but have only played six times including four games in the FA Cup.

They've played half the number of games of Aaron Smith's side who's season started on August 18th while Portishead started on September 1st.

There are 17 league positions separately the two sides although the side managed by Chip Wright have only played one league fixture.

The journey to the First Round started in September for Portishead who were 7-1 winners over Swindon Spitfires in the Preliminary Round.

Since then they've won 3-1 against Middlezoy Rovers, 1-0 against Royal Wootton Bassett Town and in the last round they beat fellow Hampshire side Moneyfields on penalties.

Southampton last week booked their place in the First Round with a 3-1 win over AFC Bournemouth at Romsey Town; Jane Yeates, Áine McKeever and an own goal the difference.

The Reds have won eight games from 12 this season in all competitions with goals coming from all over the pitch.

Smith has no new worries ahead of the game with players coming back from injury while there's a possibility of a new face in the squad as the club is set to announce a new player on Saturday evening.


Ahead of kick-off there will be a minute silence in memory of our fallen soldiers since the First World War.

There is also a special programme in tribute to 75th Anniversary of the D-Day landings including a piece from media officer Hayley Newman about why she remembers.

Come along to the Bypass Ground for the 2:00pm kick-off in the Women's FA Cup.

The gates are open from 1:00pm and fans can pay on the gate; entry is £4 for adults, £2 for concessions and all accompanied under-16s get in for free.

Cold and hot drinks plus a selection of snacks will be available to purchase on the day as will be our match day programme.

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