Saints draw a blank
St. Mary's stadium
The lowest league crowd to watch saints turn out on a wet and windy night on the south coast, only so see 2 sides draw a blank.
Saints started with a centre midfielder at right back and a left midfielder at left back as saints have 7 defensive injury problems.
Saints started the first half with much zip and flow, Jermaine Wright passed the ball well while Adam Hammill looked dangerous, the Wednesday midfield had no answer to Safri and his sweet passes, but unfortunatley saints couldn't make that count. Saints defence looked good despite the fact the full backs were both midfielders.
The best chance was when Jermaine Wright played the ball through between the centre back and left back for Stern John to latch on to it and to finish sweetly past the keeper but the linesman put his flag up quickly and the goal didn't stand.
The impressive Akpo Sodje had a run at the saints defence and unleashed a beautiful shot which was going right in the bottom corner until Kelvin Davis pulled off a world class save to deny the guy who scored 2 times against saints 3 weeks ago.
On 25 minutes saints got there 8th injury to a defender, Andrew Davies made an amazing tackle on Akpo Sodje, taking both man then ball only to suffer blurred vision in the process of injuring the wednesday target man. Davies is a doubt for saturdays visit of Hull, leaving saints with only 1 fit defender, Central midfield player Jhon Viafara played centre back for the rest of the game.
Viafara won saints a free kick 5 minutes before half time, he ran from inside his own box to be brung down 20 yards out from goal, he looked to be through on goal until cruely being brought down, the Wednesday player should have been off but only got a yellow from the laughable ref, Mr Friend.
Half time whistle went, the score 0-0
Only 2 chances of note came in the second half, Bradley Wright-Phillips turned the defender inside the box and unleashed a shot, which was smartly blocked by the keeper, Kelvin Davis did exactley the same to deny Wednesday is the last few minutes.
Saints suffered another injury set back when Adam Hammill unleashed a shot and tweaked his groin, he will be out along with 12 of his team mates for the Hull game on saturday.
The final whistle was greeted with boo's
Kelvin Davis 8
Jermaine Wright 7
Alan Bennett 8
Andrew Davies 6
Rudi Skacel 6
Adam Hammill 7
Youseff Safri 7
Andrew Surman 7
Jason Euell 7
Bradley Wright-Phillips 7
Stern John 8
Jhon Viafara 8
Marek Saganowski 7
Adam Lallana 7
Mr Kevin Friend