Southampton U18s 3-2 Reading U18sTwo successfully converted Shpat Ismajli penalties weren't enough for our Academy last weekend, as Southampton held on for a 3-2 victory.
The Saints raced towards a two goal lead thanks to Jake Hesketh and Ryan Seager, before Ismajli pulled one back from the spot to restore hope for Reading.
Hesketh added a crucial third after the break before Ismajli again reduced the deficit. A late rally came from the visitors, Southampton held on for the win.
Southampton U18s: Isted, Leggett (c), Nehemie (Wood 76), Mason, Clinton, Debayo, Irvine (Barnes 59), Little (Higgins 83), Seager, Hesketh, Sims.
Reading U18s: Ward, Owusu, McLennan, Shaughnessy, Dickie (c), Juliev, Ofori (Jeffrey 67), Fridjonsson, Taylor-Crossdale (Watson 67), Ismajli, Cardwell (Lawal 77).