Continuing preparations for the new Barclays Women’s Super League season, the side managed by Lydia Bedford took on the south coast outfit, who are newly promoted to the Barclays Women’s Championship, in humid conditions.
Both teams had limited chances in a relatively quiet first half, though Natasha Flint tested Kayla Rendell with a shot from distance that the Saints 'keeper was able to parry down inside the first five minutes.
The away side threatened too shortly before the half-hour mark when Georgia Brougham made a goal-line clearance to prevent Katie Wilkinson’s effort finding the back of the net.
Josie Green is one of the summer signings in action this afternoon.
Multiple water breaks were required due to the heat and it was four minutes after the restart that Sam Tierney slotted home the only goal of the contest.
After Molly Pike struck the bar from distance, the ball fell to her midfield partner just inside the box, and she converted into the bottom left corner.
That’s how it stayed at Belvoir Drive, with the main objective of increasing fitness before the 2022/23 WSL campaign begins away to Everton on Sunday 11 September (1pm BST kick-off).
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