UK time is: 10:31:29
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Ex-Saint deepens relegation fear

Dexter Blackstock scored a last minute winner for Nottingham Forest to send shivers down the spines of Southampton fans with the thought of relegation deep in their minds.

The City Ground was sent rocking when Dexter Blackstock gave the home fans the vital three points, moving Forest four points above Norwich City in 22nd place.

Bristol City were 2-1 up with just seven minutes remaining, but late goals from Joel Garner and Dexter Blackstock ensured City's play-off hopes were dented.

Elsewhere, Norwich dropped points at Swansea thanks to two goals from Jason Scotland, keeping the Welsh sides play-off hopes alive.

Barnsley were two minutes away from recording a vital win at Watford, but Tommy Smith scored for the Hornets to leave the Tykes still in the thick of the relegation battle.

With just four games left and the Saints being four points off safety, survival is not in the hands of the Hampshire club.

All the Saints can do is beat Crystal Palace on Easter Monday at St. Mary's to keep the great escape alive.

Important Easter Monday fixtures:

Southampton vs Crystal Palace

Barnsley vs Swansea

Norwich vs Watford

Sheffield United vs Forest






Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



For the very latest Championship odds

Free 15 bet when you spend 5 on The New Football Pools




Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Abe Hawken Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday April 11 2009

Time: 6:01PM

Your Comments

Exactly what we didn't want! It was all looking very good when City were 2-1 up at Forest, but it was an ex-Saint again that has cost us! I wonder what the odds are that Blackstock sends us down on the last day (if it gets that far...)
abesaint
Exactly what we didn't want! It was all looking very good when City were 2-1 up at Forest, but it was an ex-Saint again that has cost us! I wonder what the odds are that Blackstock sends us down on the last day (if it gets that far...)
abesaint
its sad to see this club this low , hope things improve .
Kimbo
its sad to see this club this low , hope things improve .
Kimbo
I know, I have come to terms with the fact we will be playing league 1 football next season. I just hope we can find a buyer...
abesaint
I know, I have come to terms with the fact we will be playing league 1 football next season. I just hope we can find a buyer...
abesaint
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Southampton Articles

Stats: Southampton v Newcastle (Saturday September 13 2014)

Koeman Looking For Third Win (Friday September 12 2014)

Schneiderlin Remains Professional (Tuesday September 9 2014)

All About The Alderweireld (Sunday September 7 2014)

Willard Signs First Pro Deal (Friday September 5 2014)

White Hart Lane Trip Moved (Friday September 5 2014)

West Ham United v Southampton - 30/8/14 (Thursday September 4 2014)

Mane Deals Also Goes Through (Tuesday September 2 2014)

Alderweireld Deal Confirmed (Tuesday September 2 2014)

Archived Southampton Articles

List All Vital Saints Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Vital Saint 14
2. WillT 3
3. his4harry 1
4. Graham_Wagsta 1

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Chelsea 4 4 0 0 9 12
2. Aston Villa 4 3 1 0 3 10
3. Swansea 4 3 0 1 3 9
4. Southampton 4 2 1 1 5 7
5. Man City 4 2 1 1 3 7
6. Spurs 4 2 1 1 2 7
7. Arsenal 4 1 3 0 1 6

Breaking League News

That Killer Instinct!
Spurs : 15/09/2014 10:25:00
Everton ready for Everton assault
Everton : 15/09/2014 10:00:00
Palace 0-0 Burnley
Crystal Palace : 15/09/2014 09:37:00
Lukaku praise following first goal
Everton : 15/09/2014 09:26:00
Team News: Hull v West Ham
Hull City : 15/09/2014 08:30:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Newcastle MotM
Suggested By:  Vital Saint
Forster 0%
Fonte 0%
Bertrand 20%
Alderweireld 0%
Clyne 0%
Cork 40%
Schneiderlin 0%
S Davis 0%
Tadic 20%
Pelle 20%
Long 0%
Sub - Wanyama 0%
Sub - Ward-Prowse 0%