U18 Report: Saints 2-0 Norwich City

By SFC Media time Sat 10 Feb Saints v Norwich
Photo by Matt Watson
Sat 10 Feb 11AM
U18 Premier League
Southampton
2
Norwich City
0
Kornelius Hansen [60'] Enzo Robise [73']
goal
Dan Bartlett [89'] Sean Brennan [89']
yellow card
Finlay Barnes [43'] Aaron Ekumah [63']
Anis Mehmeti [90']
red card
Referee: S.Graham | Venue: Staplewood Campus | Attendance: 100

Southampton Under-18s recorded a 2-0 victory against their Norwich City counterparts at Staplewood Campus on Saturday morning.

Kornelius Hansen's strike on the hour mark got the ball rolling, before Enzo Robise doubled the advantage 13 minutes later to see Saints take all three Under-18 Premier League points.

Craig Fleming’s young side moved the ball well in the opening exchanges and that almost paid dividends when Kayne Ramsay’s deep cross was cleared with Hansen waiting.

The visitors had their first chance moments later, when full-back Ethan Vaughan’s cross from the right evaded Christoph Klarer, only for Adam Idah to fire into the side-netting at the back post.

On 10 minutes, Hansen was involved again when his floated corner was powered home by the head of Klarer but the referee ruled it out for a foul inside the area.

Christoph Klarer scores but the referr rules it out for a foul during the U18 PL match between Southampton and Norwich City, pictured at the Staplewood Campus, Southampton, 10th February 2018
Klarer sees his header ruled out for a foul on Norwich keeper Sam Blair.

It was a tight contest, and the next chance of note came when Jake Vokins’ sweeping cross from the left was met by Sean Brennan, who saw his right-footed effort go inches wide.

The hosts were looking the more likely to break the deadlock and Robise’s burst through the middle almost did just that shortly before the break. His pace saw him get in behind the Norwich backline before his effort was pushed away and Taymar Fleary’s follow-up blocked.

But they finally made the breakthrough when Hansen was set away down the left, before keeping his composure to fire low past Blair with his right foot.

As the game wore on, Saints continued to threaten and were rewarded when Robise deservedly doubled the advantage from close range to seal the win.

The visitors were reduced to ten men late on when Anis Mehmeti was sent off for his reaction to a challenge and the ensuing melee.

Southampton

1
Adam Parkes (GK)
2
Kayne Ramsay
3
Jake Vokins
4
Harry Hamblin
5
Kameron Ledwidge
6
Christoph Klarer (C)
7
Enzo Robise goal
replace Christian Norton (81′)
8
Dan Bartlett yellow card
9
Taymar Fleary
replace Javen Siu (81′)
10
Sean Brennan yellow card
11
Kornelius Hansen goal
12
Javen Siu
13
Kingsley Latham
14
Kieran Freeman
15
Bailey Owen
16
Christian Norton

Norwich City

1
Sam Blair
2
Ethan Vaughan
3
Finlay Barnes yellow card
4
Atli Barkarson
5
Aaron Ekumah yellow card
6
Isak Thorvaldsson
7
Alan Fleming
8
Anis Mehmeti red card
9
Adam Idah
10
Shae Hutchinson
11
Jaden Thompson-Brisset
12
Ayo Tanimowo
14
Zac Dronfield
15
Matt Richardson
16
Thomas Dickson-Peters
17
Spencer Keller
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