U18 Preview: West Brom vs Saints

By SFC Media time Fri 24 Feb West Brom vs Saints
Photo by Isabelle Field | Josh Jeffries

Southampton’s Under-18s are on the road as they travel to face West Bromwich Albion in the Under-18 Premier League this weekend.

Saints vs West Brom
U18s Premier League
West Bromwich Albion Training Ground
Saturday 25th February, 11:00 GMT

Saints are looking to bounce back from their first defeat after back-to-back victories earlier in the month.

A very youthful side, which included 14-year-old Harrison Miles in the starting line-up and four 15-year-olds in the squad, fell to a narrow defeat against Tottenham Hotspur at Staplewood last week.

Saints remain 10th in the league table, but a win could see them rise up to sixth place.

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 18:  during the U18s Premier League match between Southampton U18s and Tottenham Hotspuron at Staplewood Training Ground on February 18, 2023 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Isabelle Field/Southampton FC via Getty Images)
A young Saints side were narrowly beaten by Spurs

West Brom sit two points and two places above Saints, in eighth place with 11 points from their nine games.

The young Baggies have been in inconsistent form since the new year, picking up one win, one draw, and two defeats.

In their last outing, a goal in either half saw West Brom fall to a 2-0 defeat away against bottom side Leicester City.


The two sides are yet to play each other this season, but last campaign saw Saints to the double over their Midlands opponents.

In the fixture at West Brom, a Kamari Doyle brace and Dom Ballard hat-trick powered the eventual league winners to a 5-1 win.


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