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Southampton 4

• De Ridder 16
• Lambert 27
• Chaplow 81
• Forte 90′

Torquay 1

• Mansell 17

Match Report 

Saints ground out a result to knock League Two Torquay out in the first round of the Carling Cup.

Steve De Ridder's fine first goal for Saints in the 16th minute was cancelled out by a smartly headed goal by Torquay's Lee Mansell less than a minute later.

Saints kept pushing and were rewarded when Rickie Lambert fired in one of his trade mark free kicks in the 27th minute.

The second half was quite laboured until the 70th minute when Lallana and Hammond came on for Holmes and De Ridder. The introduction of Lallana in particular changed the complexion of the match.

Richard Chaplow scored in the 81st minute followed by a scrambled effort from Forte deep into time added on.

Although I sometimes wonder at the point of these early round cup games, with the reduction of substitutes in League games from seven to five, these games now are important to give some of the fringe players a run out and important game time. Especially to someone like Holmes, who has had serious injuries and can't have played for so long for at least a couple of years.

So, Saints are safely through to the second round.


Teams 

Southampton


21 Bialkowski

12 Butterfield

16 Martin

23 Dickson

25 Seaborne

04 Schneiderlin

10 Guly (Forte - 78' )

18 Chaplow

24 Holmes (Lallana - 70' )

33 De Ridder (Hammond - 70' )

07 Lambert


Substitutes


01 Davis

02 Richardson

03 Harding

08 Cork

14 Hammond

20 Lallana

17 Forte



Torquay United


01 Olejnik

03 Nicholson (Rowe-Turner - 64' )

05 Robertson

06 Saah

18 Oastler

07 Mansell

10 O'Kane

11 Morris (Macklin - 79' )

16 McPhee (Stevens - 73' )

09 Howe

23 Atieno


Substitutes


13 Rice

02 Rowe-Turner

04 Ellis

17 Halpin

19 Stevens

22 Lathrope

14 Macklin




carling cup

9th August 2011


Referee : Phillips

Attendance : 6,541


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