B Team Preview: Colchester United vs Saints


Southampton’s B team travel to Essex to face Colchester United in their third Premier League Cup group game on Saturday.

Colchester United vs Saints

Premier League Cup

Colchester Community Stadium

Saturday 26th November, 13:00 GMT

Saints look to continue their perfect start to the Premier League Cup group stages with a trip to Group F's other Category 2 academy side, Colchester United.

Dave Horseman's youngsters come into Saturday's contest after a dominant 4-0 win over Birmingham on Monday night at Staplewood.

Jimmy-Jay Morgan bagged a hat-trick - his seventh goal in three games - whilst Kamari Doyle scored an excellent free-kick as Saints made it two wins from two and top the group.

Colchester United are Group F's other Category 2 academy and play in the Premier League Professional Development League, where they are currently sat in eighth place in the 10-team division after 12 games.

They head into tomorrow's game after a 4-1 defeat on the road against Millwall in the league, which they followed up with victory in the Essex Senior Cup on penalties over Dagenham & Redbridge.

The U's did make the perfect start to their Premier League Cup campaign, however, beating Birmingham City 2-1 back in October thanks to late goals from Samson Uwandu and Kai Redgrave

Saints are top of Group F with six points from six after Monday night's comprehensive win.

Colchester are second in the group with three points, but they have only played one game - their opening day victory over Birmingham.

Everton host Birmingham this evening in the group's other game.

Tickets can be purchased online, through Colchester United's website, and are priced as follows:

Adults - £5

Concession - £3

"I would imagine they'll be a good, physical team, quite high-pressing and quick in transition." said Horseman ahead of his side's trip to Essex.

"They've got no first team game this weekend so there could be a few fringe players in, which is good for us.

"We're in a good space at the moment though, and playing at their stadium makes this a game we're looking forward to."