The newly formed Saints U15s recorded their first win of the season away at Leek Wootton. The home side were spirited throughout and defended for their lives at times, with the Leek Wootton goalkeeper outstanding. Southam were dominant for large periods of the game and had to wait until the 25th minute to open the scoring through Josh Poulton heading in from a Cameron Power corner.
Chances went begging for the saints and with the score only one nil Leek Wootton grew into the game and had one or two half chances but nothing that tested saints keeper Marcus. The strong wind and open pitch that had a steep hill proved difficult for both sides. Southam took a grip on the game second half with Harley Wright making it two after good work and a cut back form Euan Jayes. It was soon three as the saints upped the tempo and Euan finally got his goal after 60 minutes.
A neat finish after being sent through one on one. Ben Osbourne then hit the post twice as did Ben hibberd the crossbar. Southam never killed the game off after making chance after chance, with the Leek Wootton keeper pulling off save after save. Leek Wootton pulled a goal back with ten minutes left. A cross come shot found the top corner with Marcus in goal left stranded. Overall a very entertaining game played in a great spirit.
Rich Kay Southam U15 Manager
‘ Great for the boys to pick up the three points at the first time of asking. It should settle them down with their first win on the board. First half was difficult with the strong downward wind, but second half it was a good overall team performance. We looked solid defensively throughout and created a great number of chances infront of goal. The boys do need to be more clinical infront of goal going forwards to kill games off, but for our first competitive game as a squad it was a very encouraging performance.
Man of the Match Harley Wright
All action, box to box midfield performance and capped his performance off with a goal.