EHC Hoensbroek 0-4 Southampton
New manager Ronald Koeman's first game in charge and our first summer friendly ahead of the new season ended with a comprehensive and comfortable victory for us.
Youngster Sam McQueen gave us the perfect start after 11 minutes by putting us one nil in front, and fellow youngster Calum Chambers doubled our advantage just before the half time whistle.
A not often typed name since joining us, Billy Sharp scored our third from the spot, as he was one of eleven changes at half time as Koeman completely shuffled the pack to give everyone a 45 minute run out, and then Steven Davis completed the scoring with undoubtedly the goal of the game shortly afterwards.
It was Sharps first appearance for us in the best part of two seasons.
Koeman went for a mixed starting line up, including both experienced pros and our youngsters and Jose Fonte skippered us in the first period. The second period was much the same, and new signing Dusan Tadic make his uncompetitive debut for us since joining us a few days, and in terms of making debuts he was joined by Academy graduates Jason McCarthy, Jake Flannigan and Matt Targett.
For a full match report of the game please click here.
Kelvin Davis (Paulo Gazzaniga 46), Calum Chambers (Jason McCarthy 46), José Fonte (Jack Stephens 46), Jordan Turnbull (Jos Hooiveld 46), Nathaniel Clyne (Matt Targett 46), Jack Cork (Jake Flannigan 46), Harrison Reed (Steven Davis 46), James Ward-Prowse (Dušan Tadić 46), Jake Sinclair (Lloyd Isgrove 46), Sam McQueen (Billy Sharp 46), Emmanuel Mayuka (Sam Gallagher 46).
Goals - McQueen (11), Chambers (44), Sharp (pen 62), S. Davis (64).
Tom Grootaers, Omar El Achkar (Mitch Reintjens 60), Olaf Rompelberg, Mitch Kok (Dennis Jacobs 75), Marc Eberle (Tom Maas 46), Karim Mahmoud (Fabio Sarli 46), Bastiaan Weiser, Peter Jan Erkens, Ron Starmans (Semmy Meijer 75), Muslum Karabulut (Ike Schrijnemakers 60), Michele Meerburg (Haddadi Imad 60).
Tom Delarosette (GK).
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