U23 Report: Wolves 3-0 Saints

By SFC Media Mon 21 Aug Wolves v Saints
Photo by Wolves | Alfie Jones
Mon 21 Aug 7.00PM
Premier League 2
Wolves
3
Southampton
0
Armstrong [45'] Wilson [52'] Seedorf [90']
Venue: New Bucks Head | Attendance: 0

Southampton Under-23s suffered their first defeat of the season away at Wolves.

Goals either side of the half from Daniel Armstrong and Donovan Wilson gave the hosts a firm lead before a late strike from substitute Sherwin Seedorf completed the score line.

The hosts created the first meaningful chance of the evening after just five minutes. A swift counter attack saw Jack Rose deny Will Randall before Wilson’s rebound was then blocked.

At the other end, Saints were soon creating chances of their own. Marcus Barnes was well denied by Harry Burgoyne in the Wolves goal before Tyreke Johnson rifled the rebound over.

Callum Slattery then almost made the breakthrough ten minutes later. Cutting inside he curled a left-footed effort towards goal, but was unable to steer the effort on target.

Just five minutes before the interval Wolves really should have had the opener. Finding space inside the box Wilson rifled in a first-time effort, only to be denied by a superb point-blank save from Rose.

The first goal then came with the final kick of the first half. Having won a late free-kick just outside the penalty area, Armstrong bent the set-piece over the wall and into the far corner to ensure Wolves went into the interval ahead.

Shortly after the restart, the hosts doubled their lead. A corner from the left was not properly cleared by the Saints defence and Wilson pounced inside the penalty area to prod in from close range.

At this point Radhi Jaïdi moved to make his first change of the evening, as Will Smallbone replaced Ben Rowthorn in midfield.

Jonathan Afolabi and Will Wood both had chances to pull one back and earn the Southampton youngsters a way back into the match, but it was the hosts that eventually completed the score line.

In added on time substitute Seedorf worked the ball into space on the edge of the penalty area and fired a right-footed strike across goal and into the far corner to secure all three points for Wolves.

Wolves

1
Harry Burgoyne
2
Ryan Rainey
3
Anthony Breslin
4
Pedro Goncalves
5
Connor Johnson (C)
6
Ryan Leak
7
Dan Armstrong
8
Christian Herc
9
Aaron Collins
10
Donovan Wilson
Sherwin Seedorf (75′)
11
Will Randall
12
Cameron John
14
Ross Finnie
15
Sherwin Seedorf
16
Carlos Heredia
17
Andrew Sealey-Harris

Southampton

1
Jack Rose
2
Richard Bakary
3
Will Wood
4
Ben Rowthorn
Will Smallbone (60′)
5
Ollie Cook
6
Alfie Jones (C)
7
Marcus Barnes
8
Armani Little
Thomas O'Connor (80′)
9
Jonathan Afolabi
10
Callum Slattery
11
Tyreke Johnson
13
Kingsley Latham
12
Christoph Klarer
14
Thomas O'Connor
15
Will Smallbone
16
Harlem Hale
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