Vital Football

Latest Southampton FC News

Reserves Win At Millwall

Reserves Win At Millwall

Andrew Surman safely came through his return to action as Saints reserves beat Millwall 2-1 at the New Den this afternoon.

The midfielder had been sidelined since picking up a knee injury against Crystal Palace on Boxing Day. He played the first hour and could now be back in the frame for Saturday's promotion six pointer at West Brom.

The home side missed a decent chance in the opening minute but Stewart Henderson`s side took control.

Saints took the lead 15 minutes in when David McGoldrick played a sweet ball though to Nathan Dyer to beat the keeper. 5 minutes later a cross into the box came off a Millwall defender and McGoldrick finished well to make it 2-0.

Saints took charge and played some good stuff and could have been three or four up when the Lions pulled one back on 35 minutes when a cross was well controlled and poked home. Southampton were on top for most of the second half but the home side did have their moments in a competitive match played at a good tempo throughout.

Henderson said "It was a very good fitness work out for the lads who needed match practice like Inigo Idiakez, Chris Makin and of course Drew Surman who was always going to come off after an hour to avoid any risk of over doing it."

He continued "And it was good to see Sean Rudd back in the side for the first time since September. He missed a lot of last season with a knee injury and it flared up again in the autumn but he came through the last half hour."

Saints Reserves: Bailkowski, Ostlund, Makin, Licka, Byrne (Rudd 60), Cranie, Dyer, Lallana, McGoldrick (Dutton-Black 45), Idiakez, Surman (White 60). Sub: Michael Poke.


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

Writer:
Date:Tuesday February 6 2007
Time: 5:31PM

Comments

0
good to see Surman playing again.
the_saints_sfc
06/02/2007 17:34:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Southampton Articles

Vital View - Premier League - 18th November 2017

The Premier League season continued with the latest round of games played over the weekend, 18th November.

Instant Reactions - Liverpool v Southampton (18/11/17)

Following yesterday's clash between Liverpool and Southampton, here are the instant reactions from both managers.

Stats: Liverpool v Southampton

All the stats from Liverpool (3) vs (0) Southampton, Anfield, 18/11/17 Att: 53,256

Liverpool v Southampton - Follow On Twitter - 18-11-17

Southampton go to Anfield as the visitors to Liverpool today, this will be a 3pm kick-off.

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)

Liverpool MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Forster0%
Soares0%
van Dijk50%
Hoedt0%
Bertrand0%
Romeu0%
Davis0%
Tadic0%
Boufal50%
Redmond0%
Long0%
Sub - Austin0%
Sub - Ward-Prowse0%
Sub - Gabbiadini0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites
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)

Vital Football Comment