U18 Preview: Crystal Palace vs Saints


Southampton's Under-18s head to Crystal Palace on Saturday looking for their first win of the U18 Premier League season.


Crystal Palace
U18 Premier League
Crystal Palace Training Ground
Saturday 17th September, 11am BST

Dispatching Chelsea 3-0 in the Premier League Cup last weekend, Saints will be looking to take their cup form into the league as Mikey Harris's look for their first win of the campaign.

With two draws and a defeat from their opening three matches, Southampton will face a stern test against a Palace side who sit third with two wins and a defeat to their name.

With Sonnie Davis and a Jimmy-Jay Morgan brace seeing off the Blues in the cup, Saints will be hoping for more of the same in London.


The two sides last met in April at Staplewood Campus, with Saints well on track for the U18 Premier League South title.

Palace went 2-0 ahead through strikes from Ademola Ola-Adebomi and Victor Akinwale, but a ferocious fightback from the hosts saw three goals of their own arrive courtesy of Sonnie Davis, Dom Ballard and Fedel Ross-Lang.

There was just one point separating the two sides at kick-off and the hosts came out on top in an entertaining clash in Hampshire.