As Southampton prepare for the club’s last competitive fixture for three weeks, we round up all the latest developments from St Mary’s and Staplewood…
10-man Saints fall to Newcastle defeat
It was a frustrating afternoon at St Mary’s on Saturday, as Southampton suffered a 1-0 defeat to Newcastle.
Saints were always likely to be up against it following the dismissal of Moussa Djenepo in the 27th minute.
Allan Saint-Maximin finally made the breakthrough 11 minutes from time, as Newcastle leapfrogged Saints in the Premier League table.
Saints prepare for Norwich trip
The postponement of Saints’ proposed home meeting with Arsenal on Sunday 22nd March means next weekend’s trip to Norwich will be the team’s last game for three weeks.
Saints fans have snapped up the full 2,600 allocation at Carrow Road, where victory could take Ralph Hasenhüttl’s side 10 points clear of danger.
Norwich are bottom of the table and desperately in need of points themselves, but did overcome high-flying Leicester in their last home outing.
Man City tickets on sale
As things stand, Saints’ next home fixture is not until Saturday 11th April, against Man City (kick-off 3pm).
The reigning Premier League champions will be back on the south coast hoping to consolidate their place in next season’s Champions League.
Tickets for the match are currently on general sale.
Youngsters in semi-final action
A young Saints side will face Eastleigh this evening in the semi-finals of the Hampshire Senior Cup.
The tie will take place at the National League club’s Silverlake Stadium (kick-off 7.45pm), with tickets priced at £5 for adults and £3 for concessions.
Dave Horseman’s side will be hoping for a positive response to last week’s 3-1 home defeat to Leicester, in which Ché Adams was on target.
Under-18s victorious at Staplewood
It was a good weekend for Saints Under-18s, who ran out 1-0 winners over Reading at Staplewood.
Half-time substitute Jayden Smith was quick to make an impact, scoring the only goal of the game seven minutes after the interval.
The result lifts Saints to eighth in the Under-18 Premier League table.
Women’s game postponed
Southampton FC Women’s National League match at Larkhall Athletic was postponed yesterday.
Following a pitch inspection in the morning, the playing surface was not deemed fit to host the game.
Marieanne Spacey-Cale’s team are next in action on Sunday at Brislington.
Volunteer for EURO 2021
With excitement starting to build as Southampton prepares to host matches in next year’s UEFA Women’s EURO 2021, fans are now able to register for the chance to become one of hundreds of volunteers bringing the matchday experience to life.
With the tournament set to be the biggest celebration of the women’s game ever seen on the south coast, we're inviting fans to register their interest to volunteer and play their part in history.
St Mary’s Stadium is one of ten grounds which will stage UEFA Women’s EURO 2021 matches. The stadium will host three fixtures, including England’s final group game on July 16th.
Saints to host Sports Science Summit
Southampton Football Club is pleased to be hosting its fourth annual Sports Science Undergraduate Summit.
This unique event will provide current undergraduates with a valuable insight into the daily implementation of sports science and strength and conditioning practice. Topics include growth and maturation, physical player profiling, return-to-play protocols and more.
The event will be held on Tuesday 19th May between 9.30am and 3.30pm at the club’s Staplewood Campus training ground.
Long celebrates milestone moment
Southampton striker Shane Long has been reminiscing over his most memorable moments with the club after clocking up 200 appearances.
Signed in 2014, the Irishman has experienced a wide range of emotions in some defining matches in the five and a half years since.
He was presented with a commemorative book of photos from his Saints career by the club, discussing some of his standout memories.