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Southampton promoted to FA Women's Championship

Southampton edged a nervy FA Women's National League play-off to secure a place in the FA Championship for the 2022/23 season.

Southampton edged a nervy FA Women's National League play-off to emerge victorious over 10-player Wolves at Edgeley Park and secure a place in the FA Championship for the 2022/23 season.

Sophia Pharoah scored the only goal of the contest - in a game which saw Wolves reduced to 10 players after defender Kelly Darby was shown a red card - to seal success for Southampton.

Pharoah's strike proved enough for Saints to claim the prize of a place in the second tier of the women's football pyramid.

The two teams won their respective north and south National League titles at a canter, with Wolves triumphing 18 times and losing only once, while Saints' youthful squad were only defeated once in their 26 ties.

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