U18 Preview: West Brom vs Saints

By SFC Media time Thu 10 Dec West Brom vs Saints
Photo by Chris Moorhouse | Diamond Edwards

Southampton’s youngsters return to Under-18 Premier League action on Saturday, with a trip to West Bromwich Albion.


West Bromwich Albion vs Saints
Under -18 Premier League
West Bromwich Albion Training Ground
Saturday 12th December, 1pm GMT

Paul Hardyman’s side will be relishing a return to the Under-18 Premier League this weekend, following a successful outing in the FA Youth Cup.

Goals from Kazeem Olaigbe, Sam Bellis and Kegs Chauke helped Saints comfortably progress during their third-round tie with Coventry City at St Mary’s Stadium.

Saints’ last U18 Premier League game came the week prior; a narrow 2-1 defeat at Staplewood to Norwich City.

West Brom also played on that game week, an entertaining 2-2 draw at home to West Ham, with Mo Faal and Alex Williams scoring for the hosts.

Southampton v Coventry City FA Youth cup at St Mary's Stadium. Southampton's Kazeem Olaigbe scores Saints first goal.
Saints celebrate scoring at St Mary's last week.


The last match-up between these two sides came back during the 2016-17 season, also at the West Bromwich Albion Training Ground.

Saints took an early lead after just three minutes through Harlem Hale, before the hosts turned the game on its head through two quick Nick Clayton-Phillips goals.

The equaliser came on 75 minutes through Michael Obafemi, who also hit the post in the closing stages.

Manager at the time Craig Fleming said: “We weren’t at our best today by a long shot but they dug in, stayed in the game and got the equaliser late in the game.”


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