SOUTHAMPTON FC Women secured the Southern Region Women’s Football League Premier Division title with a comprehensive 17th successive win - 8-0 against Barton Rovers Ladies.

Marieanne Spacey-Cale’s side will play in Division One South West of the FA Women’s National League next term after Chloe Newton and subs Ellie Chaffe and Emily Wernham all scored twice in front of a record crowd of 345 at AFC Totton’s Testwood Community Stadium.

Newton headed against the bar before giving Saints a 15th-minute lead after Georgie Freeland’s cross-shot was saved, following Phoebe Williams’ excellent pass.

She soon doubled the lead with her 30th goal of the season, from a cross by right-back Ella Morris, who netted the third.

Shannon Sievwright hit the post and had an excellent shot tipped over midway through the second half.

Sub Alisha Ware was denied by a spectacular save before Freeland curled in a 76th-minute left-footer.

Having replaced Newton, Wernham flicked in a left-flank cross from captain Shelly Provan before Chaffe scored two late goals.

She fired a left-footer inside the far post after excellent work from Williams before converting a Caitlin Morris cross in stoppage time.

Wernham then raced through to score the eighth.

Saints Women: Rendell, E Morris, C Morris, Fripp, Provan (c), Sievwright, Williams, Freeland, Pusey (Ware 59), Woods (Chaffe 81), Newton (Wernham 69).
Unused subs: Sara Luce, Chloe Podger.