U18 Report: Aston Villa 2-2 Saints

By SFC Media time Sat 04 Jan Aston Villa v Saints
Photo by Robin Jones
Sat 04 Jan 12.30PM
U18 Premier League
Aston Villa
2
Southampton
2
Aaron Ramsey [12'] Seamas Keogh (og) [16']
goal
Sam Bellis [21'] Callum Watts [90+2']
Sebastian Revan Kaine Kessler Aaron Ramsey
yellow card
Sam Bailey
Venue: Bodymoor Heath Training Ground | Attendance: 0

Southampton's youngsters came from two goals down in the Under-18 Premier League to rescue a draw at Aston Villa in stoppage time.

Villa went ahead inside 12 minutes, Aaron Ramsey replicating the quality of his namesake to hit a back post effort across goal giving the hosts the lead.

Four minutes later it was 2-0, Seamas Keogh the unfortunate man in the unfortunate spot for Saints as he turned in a low cross into his own net after 16 minutes. 

Just after the 20 minute mark the visitors were given a lifeline; Sam Bellis latching on the end of a misplaced pass from Aston Villa's goalkeeper to make it 2-1. 

The remainder of the game was all Saints; peppering the home side's goal as they increased the pressure. 

With 62 minutes gone the visitors thought they'd done it; Jack Turner latching on the end of an over-the-top through ball before finding the back of the net, only to be denied by the offside flag.

Eventually, in the 92nd minute, Saints got a deserved second; James Morris firing in a cross which an unmarked Callum Watts headed home emphatically.

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Aston Villa

1
Filip Marshall (GK)
5
Sebastian Revan yellow card
3
Brad Burton
2
Kaine Kessler
7
Charlie Farr
replace Brad Young (70′)
6
Hayden Lindley
replace Carney Chukwuemeka (67′)
10
Aaron Ramsey yellow card goal
8
Harrison Sohna
11
Jaden Philogene-Bidace
9
Aaron Pressley (C)
4
Mamadou Dialla Sylla
13
Akos Onodi
15
Paul Appiah
12
Arjan Raikhy
14
Brad Young
16
Carney Chukwuemeka

Southampton

1
Oliver Wright (GK)
5
Pascal Kpohomouh (C)
3
James Morris
2
Zuriel Otseh-Taiwo
replace Callum Watts (74′) goal
6
Sam Bailey yellow card
4
Seamas Keogh
8
Jack Turner
10
Kgagelo Chauke
7
Ramello Mitchell
replace Roland Idowu (67′)
11
Kazeem Olaigbe
9
Sam Bellis goal
replace Marco Rus (29′)
13
Gustav Lillenburg
12
Allan Tchaptchet
14
Callum Watts
15
Roland Idowu
16
Marco Rus
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