U18 Report: Chelsea 2-0 Saints

By SFC Media time Sat 01 Feb Chelsea v Saints
Photo by Robin Jones | Jayden Smith
Sat 01 Feb 11AM
U18 Premier League
Chelsea
2
Southampton
0
Simeu [29'] Ballo [56']
goal
Livramento Bate
yellow card
Referee: Peter Cruise | Venue: Cobham Training Centre | Attendance: 0

Two goals either side of the break saw Chelsea get the better of Saints in the U18 Premier League.

Dynel Simeu got the first for the Blues; rising highest to meet a volleyed cross from Charlie Wiggett in the 29th minute in a half dominated by the home side.

The hosts’ second came ten minutes after the break, Thierno Ballo winning possession off of a Saints’ defensive pass before laying it off to Marcel Lewis.

Ballo then reacted quickest as Matthew Hall parried Lewis’s effort, to slot home Chelsea’s second.

The Blues had chances to extend their lead; Hall saving from a low Xavier Simons shot just after the hour mark.

Saints also went close as the game drew to a close, with substitute Harvey Woods finding space to hit an effort which went just past the far post.

But ultimately it was defeat for Paul Hardyman’s side, who now turn their attentions to the visit of Fulham to Staplewood on the 22nd February.

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Chelsea

1
Jake Askew (GK)
3
Charlie Wiggett
5
Dynel Simeu goal
2
Valentino Livramento yellow card
4
Sam McClelland (C)
10
Myles Peart-Harris
replace Harvey Vale (59′)
7
Dion Rankine
replace Charlie Webster (59′)
6
Lewis Bate yellow card
replace George Nunn (80′)
11
Marcel Lewis
8
Xavier Simons
9
Thierno Ballo goal
13
Ethan Wady
12
Bashir Humphreys
15
Charlie Webster
16
Harvey Vale
14
George Nunn

Southampton

1
Matthew Hall (GK)
2
Lewis Payne
replace Kaya Tshaka (80′)
6
Will Tizzard
5
Pascal Kpohomouh (C)
3
Sam Bailey
10
Lucas Defise
4
Callum Watts
8
Jack Turner
replace Mikey Saunders (44′)
7
Jayden Smith
replace Harvey Woods (61′)
11
Marco Rus
9
Ramello Mitchell
13
Oliver Wright
14
Kaya Tshaka
12
Mikey Saunders
15
Issiaga Kaba
16
Harvey Woods
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