Report | Devonshire delight as Southampton go top


The team celebrates Lauren Cheshire scoring against Swindon Town. Photo credit John Bilcliff

Southampton Women's made it 10 points out of 12 with an 8-2 win away to Exeter City in the FA Women's National League.


Lauren Clark and Jane Yeates opened the scoring in the first-half two fine top corner finishes.


There was eight goals in the second-half between the two sides that saw Kayleigh Tonks, EJ May and Tia Hooper all score their first goals for the club.


Aaron Smith made two changes from the team who drew with Southampton FC with Gracie White and May starting with Tonks and Hooper starting on the bench.


The first chance of the game fell to Hannah Samuels that was well saved by Rhiannon Dumper and Yeates couldn't tap home the loose ball.


15 minutes played and Southampton found the net through Clark for her third goal this season.


May won the ball in middle before taking on two Exeter players to feed Clark who struck left footed into the top corner of the goal.


Dumper was certainly the busier goalkeeper keeping out two shots from Yeates and claiming Emily Wernham's header.


Exeter had a couple of shots the first blocked by Kellie Warren while the second grazed over the crossbar.


Yeates and McKeever were denied in quick succession; Dumper parrying the striker's shot