Preview | The Dolphins head south in the League Cup

It's the opening round of the FA Women's National League Cup as Southampton host Poole Town in the Determining Round.

The winners will continue into the League Cup while the losers will drop into the Plate.

Last season Poole went into the Plate having lost 2-1 to Watford and then suffered a crushing defeat to Portsmouth in the First Round of the League Plate.

They will be hoping to not repeat last years results and when it comes to the head to head been the Dolphins and Southampton it's Sunday's hosts who come away the happier in recent times.

It has been four wins out of four all coming in the National League and Poole have only score twice against the Reds while Southampton have scored 19.

Of the current squad it is Jane Yeates who enjoyed playing against Poole scoring five goals across the four games however, the forward is expected to miss the game due to suspension.

Yeates was sent off for a second bookable offence on the opening day of the season in the 5-2 away win against Brislington, the same game Yeates scored a hat-trick.

However, manager Aaron Smith can still expect to field a strong squad with goals in the team from forward Emily Wernham plus Lauren Clark and Kellie Warren who were both on target last time out.

While it was a good start for Southampton last week, Poole suffered an early defeat against promotion contenders Cheltenham Town.

Cheltenham were 2-0 winners on the day but there was plaudits for Poole goalkeeper Samantha Chrippes who made several stunning saves to keep her side in it.

This Sunday the two sides meet with the aim a place in the League Cup and it's set to be a cracker in the summer sun.

Come along to Romsey Town FC's the Bypass Ground to watch the action, kick-off 2:00pm.

For more match information click here.


If the score is level after 90 minutes then 30 minutes of extra time will follow and if the score remains level then the game will go to penalties.

Additional if the game goes to extra time teams are allowed a fourth substitution.

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