U23 Report: Newcastle United 0-1 Saints

By SFC Media Fri 14 Sep Newcastle United v Saints
Photo by James Bridle
Fri 14 Sep 7PM
Premier League 2 - Division 2
Newcastle United
0
Southampton
1
Obafemi [34']
Bailey (64') Sangare (88')
Smallbone (21') Rose (89')
Referee: Andrew Miller | Venue: Northumberland County FA | Attendance: 291

Southampton Under-23s extended their unbeaten run to seven games with a 1-0 victory over their Newcastle United counterparts in Premier League 2.

Michael Obafemi opened the scoring after 34 minutes when he latched on to a loose backpass before tucking the ball home.

In a quiet opening half, Jack Rose was the first to be tested when he was forced into parrying Tom Allan’s close-range shot after some patient build-up play from the hosts.

But Saints responded well and could have had a penalty on 30 minutes when Obafemi appeared to be upended by Oliver Walters inside the box.

Referee Andrew Miller waved those appeals away but just four minutes later, the visitors took the lead. A backpass for Freddie Woodman in the Newcastle goal was short, leaving Obafemi the chance to race away and finish coolly; he duly obliged.

After the break, Newcastle looked to up the ante in search of an elusive leveller, and Adam Wilson replaced Allan on the hour mark.

That change helped inject an added threat into their attack, with Wilson stinging the gloves of Rose with a left-footed drive shortly after.

With less than 15 minutes on the clock, Saints came close to doubling their advantage. Tyreke Johnson stepped up to take a free-kick on the right, with his inswinging delivery headed off the line by Mo Sangare.

At the death, Will Smallbone hit the side-netting in injury time after pressing high to win the ball back and Saints held on to win a precious three points.

Newcastle United

Head to Head Stats

Southampton
  • Possession (%)
    59
    41
  • Shots
    13
    8
  • Shots on target
    3
    2
  • Corners
    7
    5
  • Passes Complete
    367
    218

Newcastle United PL2

1
Freddy Woodman (GK)
6
Kelland Watts
3
Oliver Walters
Liam Gibson (84′)
5
Stefan O'Connor
2
Lewis Cass
4
Owen Bailey (C)
11
Callum Roberts
10
Matthew Longstaff
Mohammed Sangare (70′)
7
Thomas Allan
Adam Wilson (60′)
8
Sean Longstaff
9
Elias Sorensen
12
Liam Gibson
13
Otto Huuhtanen
16
Jesus Nunez-Cumbreras
14
Mohammed Sangare
15
Adam Wilson

Southampton PL2

1
Jack Rose (GK)
3
Jake Vokins
6
Thomas O'Connor (C)
2
Yan Valery
5
Aaron O'Driscoll
8
Callum Slattery
Harry Hamblin (85′)
10
William Smallbone
7
Marcus Barnes
11
Tyreke Johnson
Nathan Tella (93′)
4
Ben Rowthorn
9
Michael Obafemi
Jonathan Afolabi (90′)
14
Harry Hamblin
15
Nathan Tella
12
Christoph Klarer
16
Jonathan Afolabi
13
Adam Parkes
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