Southampton will clinch a South Women’s League Division 3 promotion play-off slot if they beat second-from-bottom Barnes at the Sports Centre on Saturday, noon.
Victory will take them to 44 points – a total beyond the reach of fourth-placed Fareham, who face a daunting penultimate weekend visit to leaders Wanderers in any event.
If Southampton do win, they will face a sudden death pay-off match against the eventual third place finishers in Division 3A, where four clubs are scrapping it out.
Southampton moved a step closer to a third place finish with a 1-0 win in pretty abysmal conditions at Aldershot & Farnham, where Abi Woodcock got a late second half winner.
Two goals in each half enabled Fareham to beat Teddington 4-0 at Henry Cort, where Rachael Clark gave Steve Lemon’s charges an early advantage.
Vicky Field scored goals either side of half-time to give Fareham a 3-0 lead, which Laura Pendleton improved midway through the second period.
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