Southampton’s B team kick-start their Hampshire FA Saturday Senior Cup campaign with a derby day trip to Fratton Park.
Pompey vs Saints
Hampshire FA Saturday Senior Cup
Tuesday 11th October, 7.30pm BST
The hosts come into the match having drawn 1-1 with Fleetwood at the weekend, after an emphatic 5-0 victory over Aston Villa’s B team in midweek in the Papa Johns Trophy.
Dave Horseman’s side will be looking to maintain momentum after claiming an impressive 2-0 victory over Aston Villa at the weekend, despite being reduced to ten men early on.
Kamari Doyle marked his first game since July with the opener at Snows Stadium, before Luke Pearce added a second before half time to secure three points in SO40.
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It’s been three years since a Southampton side last travelled to Fratton Park, with Saints thriving in the EFL Cup in the south coast derby.
Two goals before half-time from Danny Ings ensured Saints held the advantage at the break in the third round of the competition.
Late goals from Cédric Soares and Nathan Redmond saw Saints emerge 4-0 victors, a feat Saints’ youngsters will be eager to recreate under the lights on Tuesday.
“We’re really lucky,” confessed Horseman. “I think that’s why today was the hardest game, because everybody couldn’t wait to play Tuesday night.
“We’ll be a young team and if Portsmouth put out their Checkatrade team, it’ll be a young team up against the first team so the challenge is hard but this is a local derby.
“We’ve got a few people from Portsmouth who can’t wait to go and mix it up and feel what a derby is like so because of that they’ve been a little bit distracted. We had a word with them yesterday because they were a little bit distracted and [Aston Villa] had to be the priority first.
“We’ll recover this afternoon, recover tomorrow and Monday. This is the most unique learning environment they’re every going to get.
“Leeds with 11,000 fans was pretty good and against pretty much their first team players but this is completely different and we’ll see what ones really want to stand up to the test on Friday night.
“Anybody that can come, we’d really appreciate. We’re going to need you and we’ll try and give you something to be proud of.”