Southampton FA Cup 4th Round

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Pic; Lovely chip from Danny opens the scoring Courtesy D. Mirror

Nothing wrong with a 5-0 away win, partially avenging the 1-0 (+ 3 offside goals) defeat suffered last year.
“Partially” as it was a little worrying seeing our midfield (Ox, Jeff and Ainsley) looked somewhat inexperienced, but against a Saints team that was even more so, many injuries plus a near total team change from that played against ‘Pool in the week, they were splendid. The Ox in particular stood out for 90 minutes and to my mind was MOM. What with Danny and Theo making starts together with Rob Holding, Kieran, Lucas and Oosp, we were a class and a half ahead of a poor Saints side. Danny in particular was like a young colt running everywhere and scoring twice prior to laying on Theo’s first; his two goals coming from lovely passes from Lucas and the Ox.
Bar a couple of misunderstandings between Skhodran and Oosp, the defence was very sound and young Rob bottled up the threat of Long with no problems.
On the hour, Alexis joined the fray and went on to show how unselfish he is by laying on two more goals for Theo.
All in all, a very enjoyable and relaxed evening especially for Steve Bould who must have been fully aware of AW checking things out from the stand.
A repeat of this for our next two games would certainly not go amiss. Keep the faith.