RESERVES | Another win on the road for Southampton



Southampton Women's Reserves have won four games in a row away from home following a 4-1 win against AFC Bournemouth CST Development Squad.


Last Sunday's league encounter started brightly for both sides with the action end to end.


Bournemouth's Helen Corbin was always a threat but Rosie Croshaw and Emily Hook performed well and limited her chances in front of goal.


The breakthrough for Southampton came in the 18th minute when the ball was worked down the left wing and Tia Hooper skillfully fed Jennifer King who beat her full-back for pace, before slotting home from a narrow-angle.


Towards the end of the half, Bournemouth won a succession of corners.


The last of these fell to Sian Tilly near the penalty spot and her well-struck shot evaded the diving Izzy Platten to equal the score.


It was all square at halftime was a fair reflection of the game, but the visitors started the second-half really well.


After some sustained pressure, Paris Payne scored her first goal for the club since returning from college in the USA on the 55th minute.


This was swiftly followed by her second of the game in the 13 minutes later when Charlotte Webb crossed and Payne's deflected shot looped over the stranded Bournemouth keeper.


The two linked up again as Webb latched onto a cross from Payne that was missed by the Cherries keeper, and allowed Webb to finish well at the back post.


Corbin continued to be the main Bournemouth threat but the defence held firm to deny the Cherries another goal.


Full-time: AFC Bournemouth CST DS 1 Southampton Reserves 4


Manager's Post Match Reaction


He said: "In the second-half, we played some excellent football.


"The defence coped well with the Bournemouth threat and we also attacked quickly and with purpose.


"The players are right to be pleased with their efforts."

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