U18 Report: Saints hit West Brom for five

By SFC Media time Sun 24 Oct West Brom vs Saints
Photo by Isabelle Field | Dom Ballard
Sat 23 Oct 1.30PM
U18 Premier League
West Bromwich Albion
1
Southampton
5
Mackenzie Lamb [76']
goal
Kamari Doyle [32'] [39'] Dominic Ballard [36'] [38'] [67']
Mackenzie Lamb (51') Leon Machisa (57') Josh Shaw (79')
yellow card
Referee: Peter Gilbert | Venue: West Bromwich Albion Training Ground | Attendance: 0

Dom Ballard's hat-trick set Southampton's youngsters on their way to a dominant 5-1 Under-18s Premier League victory at West Brom on Saturday.

After a competitive opening half an hour, Kamari Doyle opened the scoring for Saints with a low finish into the far corner.

The second only came four minutes later, Ballard with his first of the afternoon with a delightful lob over keeper Ronnie Hollingshead on 36 minutes.

120 seconds later and it was three, Ballard using his strength to shield the ball before curling an effort just out of reach of the keeper.

Doyle got his second just a minute later, cutting in from the right-hand-side before finding that far corner once again and making it 4-0 to Saints before 40 minutes had been played.

The fifth had to wait until the 67th minute, Ballard notching his hat-trick with a close range finish, before the hosts grabbed a consolation through Mackenzie Lamb with just under 15 minutes to play.

Saints are next in action on Saturday 30th October, hosting Brighton at Staplewood Campus.

West Bromwich Albion

1
Ronnie Hollingshead (GK)
2
Alex Williams
3
Josh Shaw yellow card
4
Narel Phillips
replace Tobias Hurlock (75′)
5
Leon Machisa yellow card
6
Mark Chidi
7
Fenton Hoard
8
Mat Richards
9
Reyes Cleary
replace Mackenzie Lamb (46′) yellow card goal
10
Reece Hall
11
Archie Oliver
replace Femi Olofinjana (46′)
12
Mackenzie Lamb
13
Beau Hudd
14
Dan N'Goma
15
Femi Olofinjana
16
Tobias Hurlock

Southampton

1
Eddie Beach (GK)
2
Josh Squires
3
Joshua Lett
4
Jem Hewlett (C)
5
Leon Pambou
6
Kaya Tshaka
7
Rylee Wright
replace Ryan Chavez-Munoz (71′)
8
Cameron Bragg
9
Dominic Ballard goal goal goal
replace Tommy-Lee Higgs (75′)
10
Kamari Doyle goal goal
11
Fedel Ross-Lang
replace Luke Pearce (57′)
13
Gustav Lillienberg
14
Ryan Chavez-Munoz
15
Tommy-Lee Higgs
16
Luke Pearce

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