Vital Football

Latest Southampton FC News

Winchester Host A Southampton XI

Winchester Host A Southampton XI

A Jason Dodd managed youthful side took on Winchester City at their ground and ended up running out comfortable winners.

The game started evenly and it took a while for the Saints XI to get a firm grip on the game.

Saints playing in the new away kit went 2-0 up in the first half thanks to a well struck left footed volley from Jordace Holder-Spooner on 29 minutes.

Followed by a second which was scored by Harlee Dean with a powerful header, from a Holder-Spooner corner 4 minutes from half-time.

Straight after the break saints made a handful of changes, before eventually substituting all outfield players.

Three out of the four trialists on show were subbed on 70 minutes. Two of these combined together to make the third goal.

Scott Shutton played ball through for Jermaine McGlashen who was brought down in the box. Shutton then stepped up to calmly place the ball inside the bottom left hand post on 59 minutes.

This was just after Jermaine himself was denied a goal for a lovely curled shot which went into the top corner of the net for an offside decision.

Perhaps the most amazing of Saints four goals was the final one scored by Lloyd Isgrove. He interceptepted a weak clearance and then went on a weaving run through the City defence before unleashing a really strong low shot into the bottom corner with ten minutes remaining.

City did manage to score with the clock running down. Young keeper Matteo Carvarsan mis-hit a clearance to a red shirted City player to tap home. Other than that the youngster had been solid between the posts.

After the game Jason Dod praised his young team for the thoroughly professional manner in which they played.

He said that for the first 20 minutes Saints were getting into the game but once the kids had got going they were fine.

'We created chances and we tried to entertain all the Saints fans too. There was plenty of banter between the players and the fans on the sidelines.'

He went on to say that he was glad the kids could enjoy the experience it was essential that they got the win in the way that they did.

Overall Dodd was pleased with the team and the way that they coped at first before dictating the play. He was especially pleased with the trialists who had only been with the club since Thursday.

All in all it looks like a worthy start to the pre-season series of games arranged.

Exclusive to Vital ! Read now ! The Vital Boxing John H Stacey Interview



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

Writer:SFC Forever
Date:Saturday July 10 2010
Time: 10:19PM

Comments

0
Sounds like a pretty comfortable run out for the kids to me. I hope this weak opposition is helpful to us.
sfc4ghg
11/07/2010 11:19:00
0
Looks to me as if we are going to be getting a young Dagenham player soon.
VSrednwhite
11/07/2010 15:39:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Southampton Articles

Yoshida & Van Dijk On Euro Disappointment

Centre halves Maya Yoshida and skipper on the evening Virgil van Dijk have both given their thoughts following the draw with Hapoel Be'er Sheva in Thursday's Europa League fixture.

Sims Takes PL2 Player Of The Month

With youngster Josh Sims being nominated for November's Premier League 2 Player of the Month gong - well he's only gone and won it.

European Disappointment For Puel

Drawing one all in midweek against Hapoel Be'er Sheva in the Europa League saw Southampton crash out of the competition for the 2016/17 season.

EFL Trophy Round 3 Draw In Full 2016/17

In midweek, the third round draw for this years EFL Trophy was conducted and here's how the balls fell.

Archived Vital Saints Articles

Vital Saints articles from

Site Journalists

SFC Forever
no email
Profile
Vital Saint
Editor email
Profile
Matt Gardner
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Southampton v Middlesbrough
Suggested By:
Southampton win50%
Middlesbrough win0%
Draw50%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Arsenal 15 10 4 1 34 21
2 Chelsea 14 11 1 2 34 21
3 Liverpool 14 9 3 2 30 17
4 Man City 15 9 3 3 30 13
5 Spurs 14 7 6 1 27 14
6 Man Utd 14 5 6 3 21 3
7 Watford 15 6 3 6 21 -5
8 WBA 14 5 5 4 20 3
9 Everton 15 5 5 5 20 0
10 Stoke 15 5 4 6 19 -5
11 AFC Bournemouth 15 5 3 7 18 -4
12 Southampton 14 4 5 5 17 -2
13 Burnley 15 5 2 8 17 -10
14 Leicester City 15 4 4 7 16 -5
15 Crystal Palace 15 4 3 8 15 -2
16 Middlesbrough 14 3 6 5 15 -2
17 Swansea 15 3 3 9 12 -12
18 West Ham 14 3 3 8 12 -14
19 Hull City 15 3 3 9 12 -18
20 Sunderland 15 3 2 10 11 -13
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Southampton Results (view all)

Southampton Fixtures (view all)

Dec 11 2016 2:15PM : Middlesbrough (H)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 14 2016 8:00PM : Stoke City (a)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 18 2016 1:30PM : AFC Bournemouth (a)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 28 2016 7:45PM : Tottenham Hotspur (H)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 31 2016 3:00PM : West Bromwich Albion (H)
Barclays Premier League
Jan 2 2017 3:00PM : Everton (a)
Barclays Premier League
Vital Football Comment