ALTHOUGH the Saints first-team have just two Premier League matches to end the season, there are a further two matches on which the club’s season hinges also next week.

Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side will welcome Liverpool to St Mary’s on Tuesday, May 17, before visiting Leicester City’s King Power on Sunday, May 22.

Although having failed their ultimate aim of tabling a first top-half finish under Hasenhuttl, they will look to add to the 40 points amassed already from 36 matches.

A second consecutive finish of 15th looks as good as they can reasonably hope, but there is opportunity for success elsewhere within the club.

Firstly, on Thursday, May 19, the under-18 side will face Manchester City for the Premier League title at St Mary’s. The two sides will kick off at 7PM.

Carl Martin and Mikey Harris’ young Saints were declared winners of the Under-18 Premier League South with a game to spare, but will have to defeat the current holders for the National title.

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Tickets are free to watch that one at the main stadium in Southampton.

Then, the Saints Women side travel to Stockport’s Edgeley Park for their crunch promotion play-off with Wolves for a place in the Championship next season, on Saturday, May 21 – 3PM.

Marieanne Spacey-Cale’s side are double winners in the National League with the South title and the National League Cup, but only one team can go up to the second division.

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North winners Wolves stand in their way. Although the first-teams season has fizzled out, it stands to be a successful season for other teams within the club.

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