B Team Preview: Saints vs Norwich

By SFC Media time Thu 25 Aug Saints vs Norwich
Photo by Chris Moorhouse | Matt Carson

Southampton’s B team will be looking to continue their perfect start to the Premier League 2 season on Friday night, as they host Norwich City at AFC Totton’s Snows Stadium.

THE MATCH
Saints vs Norwich City
Premier League 2
Snows Stadium
Friday 26th August, 7pm BST
For ticket details see below

Saints made it three-from-three last Friday night with a comprehensive 3-0 victory over Stoke City at St George’s Park.

Sam Bellis continued his fine start to the season with two goals inside the first half, including an impressive free kick from the edge of the area.

The points were secured in stoppage time, when another of Saints’ dangerous front-line, Luke Pearce, beat two defenders with a clever flick to make it 3-0.

Norwich have also had a strong start to the new season, winning two and drawing one of their opening three games.

Last-time-out was certainly eventful for the Canaries, who came away from Leeds United with a point following a 2-2 draw.

Saints celebrate scoring at St George's Park.

TICKET DETAILS

Saints can kick-start their footballing weekend with a trip to AFC Totton’s Snows Stadium on Friday night.

Tickets are priced as follows, and can be purchased using the link below:

Adults - £5
Over-65s - £3
Under-11s - £1

Saints vs Norwich City Tickets

Season ticket holders and AFC Totton season ticket holders will be permitted free entry. Please show your season ticket at the turnstiles to be admitted.

Please note there will be no parking available on site, instead this is provided at nearby Calmore Industrial Estate.

LAST MEETING

As far as action is concerned those at Lotus Training Centre were certainly not left wanting when the two sides played out a 4-3 in December.

The hosts ran into a two-goal lead inside ten minutes against a youthful Saints eleven, killing Kazeem Olaigbe’s efforts at mounting a comeback with a third on half an hour to make it 3-1.

Dave Horseman’s side grabbed another back with five minutes of normal time to play through Dom Ballard, but a further Norwich goal on 91 minutes secured the three points despite a 93rd minute Jem Hewlett strike.

It helped the Canaries secure the double over Saints, following their 3-0 victory at Staplewood Campus at the start of the 2021/22 season.

MANAGER’S NOTES

“I watched Norwich play Leeds the other day,” said Horseman, “and Leeds had quite a few first-team players in and they drew 2-2.

“Norwich obviously beat us twice last season, so it’s another tough fixture to start the season for us.

“I think Norwich are really good, have some really talented players, so any support the fans can give us would be much appreciated.

“We’re playing well now, but there’ll be some tough times. We will need their support to help kick them through.”

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