Southampton Fourth Win Over Dons
Sat 20th March
A Rickie Lambert hat-trick helped secure our fourth straight victory this season over MK Dons. All three goals which were of varying quality arrived in the second half.
At half-time this scoreline seemed a long way off. The first half started brightly but Lallana had a shot cleared of the line and then he had an airshot when left in the clear. The game then seemed to fade and became rather scrappy.
Lambert got his first with a looping header over the keeper. The keeper came for the ball but simply didn't get there.
The Scouser then scored his second from the penalty spot. Jose Fonte beat a player in the penalty area before being hacked down for a blatant penalty by Mathias Doumbe. The penalty was duly despatched with power.
The best was yet to come on 75 minutes as Lambert seeing that the keeper was off his line lobbed him from fully thirtyfive plus yards. Gueret could do no more than watch as the perfectly executed shot went over him and into the net.
A minute later Lambert went off to a rapturous round of applause. He was replaced by Papa Waigo. Barnard got replaced soon after by David Connolly as we ran the clock down.
The hosts kept trying and Kelvin Davis had to make a couple of smart saves to keep his clean sheet. As time ran out Paul Wotton came on for Morgan Schneiderlin. He still managed to break up an attack before the final whistle went.
Kelvin Davis 8
Dan Harding 7
Jose Fonte 8
Dan Seaborne 7
Joseph Mills 7
Jason Puncheon 7
Dean Hammond 7
Morgan Schneiderlin 6
Adam Lallana 6
Rickie Lambert 9
Lee Barnard 7
Papa Waigo 6
David Connolly 6
Paul Wotton 6