SAINTS Women completed their pre-season schedule with a narrow 1-0 defeat to Super League outfit Leicester City.
Marieanne Spacey-Cale’s side embarked on a tough series of warm-ups including Scottish Premiership, Championship and top division opposition.
They face Charlton Athletic on the opening day of a debut Championship season on Saturday, August 20, but will go into it off the back of defeat.
The Foxes scored early in the second-half, reacting fastest after an initial shot bounced off the crossbar and into the lurking finisher’s path inside the area.
Goalkeeper Kayla Rendell had produced a number of top stops to keep the Super League side at bay, while Katie Wilkinson and Ella Morris came closest to scoring at the other end.
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