U18 Preview: West Ham vs Saints

By SFC Media time Fri 27 Aug West Ham United vs Saints
Photo by Matt Watson | Cameron Bragg

Southampton’s Under-18s travel to West Ham on Saturday as they hope to maintain their winning streak in the Under 18 Premier League.

THE MATCH

West Ham vs Saints
Under-18 Premier League (South)
Little Heath Sports Centre
Saturday 28th August, 11am BST

Saints’ youngsters have had an encouraging start to the 2021/22 season, claiming an opening day victory on the road at Norwich.

Kamari Doyle scored five as Saints then went on to claim an emphatic 7-2 win over Birmingham City. Fedel Ross Lang and Dom Ballard were also on the scoresheet.

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 21: Kamari Doyle of Southampton celebrates after scoring during the U18 PL match between Southampton FC U18 and Birmingham City U18, at the Staplewood Campus on August 21, 2021 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Matt Watson/Southampton FC)
Kami Doyle celebrating a goal at Staplewood Campus (photo: Matt Watson)

West Ham have had a mixed start to their season, initially claiming an opening day 3-1 victory over Reading before falling to a 2-1 defeat at Crystal Palace.

Southampton currently sit second in the U18 Premier League Table, while West Ham are in seventh.

PREVIOUS MEETINGS

It’s been a tight contest between the two sides in their last two encounters.

In Saints’ penultimate game of the 2020/21 season, West Ham eked out a 3-2 victory despite a strong resurgence from Saints with goals from Kamari Doyle and Fedel Ross-Lang.

The points were shared when Saints hosted West Ham in March as a last gasp strike from Lewis Payne saw the home side draw level.

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