Fleming: We played some good football

By SFC Media Sat 11 Mar Saints v Brighton
Photo by Naomi Baker | Craig Fleming

Southampton Under-18s manager Craig Fleming was pleased with the manner in which his side saw off Brighton and Hove Albion at Staplewood.

Goals from Yan Valery and Jonathan Afolabi gave Saints a 2-0 victory in the Under-18 Premier League, though Fleming felt they could well have had more.

“There were some very good football bits in it today,” he started.

“I felt we could have maybe been a bit more clinical in front of goal, although they had their Under-23s goalkeeper in goal who I thought was excellent.

“But in general the play was very good. We created a lot of chances, played some good stuff in possession and defended well for the most of it.”

Afolabi eventually put the result beyond doubt in the closing stages, as he tucked in Jake Vokins' corner at the back post.

And Fleming was pleased to see the Irish striker come on and make an impact on the game.

“Jonathan is a real threat,” he continued.

“When he is really at it he can be a handful. It’s just getting that level of consistency with him, which hopefully will come with age.

“But he can be a real threat, as can Michael [Obafemi] who will benefit from returning and playing 70 minutes back with us today.”

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