Saints U18s draw Aston Villa in FA Youth Cup fourth round


Southampton FC Under-18s will travel to Aston Villa in the 2022/23 FA Youth Cup fourth round.

Saints booked their place in the fourth round of the competition in dramatic fashion with a 3-2 win over Coventry City that went right to the wire in extra time.

Dom Ballard scored a hat-trick, with the winner coming in the 120th minute, after the scores had been locked at 1-1 at full time and then 2-2 with five minutes of extra time remaining.

Aston Villa, who lifted the trophy for the fourth time in the 2020/21 season, earned their home draw in this season's fourth round with a comfortable 5-0 win over Brentford at Villa Park on Friday.

The tie must be played before Saturday, January 21st 2023, so the full fixture details, including any ticketing information, will be confirmed in due course.