Banner image

Report: Southampton U23s 1-2 Bristol City U23s

Shawn McCoulsky scored a brace of headers as City Under-23s beat their Southampton counterparts 2-1 on the South Coast last night.

The striker continued his electric start to the campaign as Jamie McAllister’s side won a tough encounter in the PL2 Cup. 

McCoulsky has spent the first two months on loan at Weston-super-Mare, scoring an incredible eight goals. His loan is due to expire next week, but with no fixture for Weston this weekend, McCoulsky linked up with the Under-23s to devastating effect. 

After a goalless first half, McCoulsky headed the opener from a Joe Morrell’s corner in the 55th minute, floating the ball back across goal and inside the far post. 

The same double act provided City’s second goal four minutes from time, with McCoulsky guiding his latest header inside the near post. 

Thomas O’Connor reduced the deficit in stoppage time for the hosts, but it proved no more than a consolation. 

It means have made a perfect start to their PL2 Cup four-team round robin group, consisting of the Saints, Newcastle United and Swansea City. 

Coach Jamie McAllister said: “We pressed them high, especially in the second half. It was a proper team performance all over the pitch. 

“We’d worked on our set-pieces because they mark zonally and Shawn got his head to the deliveries brilliantly. 

“That was us at it tonight and the boys have set the standard now. That type of performance has been coming and that was brilliant.” 

City Under-23s: Wollacott, Challis, Lyons-Foster, Harris, Kelly, Lemonheigh-Evans, Morrell, Difford (Edwards), Andrews, Nurse (Omofe), McCoulsky.

Latest News

✍️ Naismith is a Red

✍️ Naismith is a Red

Posted: Friday, May 27th 2022

🎥 'I'm looking forward to getting started' - Naismith

🎥 'I'm looking forward to getting started' - Naismith

Posted: Friday, May 27th 2022

📸 Gallery: Naismiths' signing day

📸 Gallery: Naismiths' signing day

Posted: Friday, May 27th 2022

🗓  Season Ticket price increases after June 1st

🗓 Season Ticket price increases after June 1st

Posted: Friday, May 27th 2022

Also from Bristol Sport

More than 9,000 Season Tickets sold
Rugby icon

More than 9,000 Season Tickets sold

Season Tickets for the 2022/23 campaign are selling at a record pace, with more than 9,000 supporters already committed.

Posted: Friday, May 27th 2022 • Rugby

Trevett named in England U18 squad for South Africa tour
Rugby icon

Trevett named in England U18 squad for South Africa tour

Academy U18 prop Louie Trevett has been named in the England U18 squad for the summer tour to South Africa.

Posted: Friday, May 27th 2022 • Rugby

Omar Mouneimne leaves by mutual consent
Rugby icon

Omar Mouneimne leaves by mutual consent

Omar Mouneimne has left Bristol Bears by mutual consent, the club can confirm.

Posted: Friday, May 27th 2022 • Rugby

Charles Piutau named in Tonga squad for Pacific Nations Cup
Rugby icon

Charles Piutau named in Tonga squad for Pacific Nations Cup

Charles Piutau has been named in the Tonga squad to compete in July’s Pacific Nations Cup and World Cup qualifier.

Posted: Friday, May 27th 2022 • Rugby

Join us for the Matthew Bromley Memorial Games this weekend
Basketball icon

Join us for the Matthew Bromley Memorial Games this weekend

The Matthew Bromley memorial basketball games will take place from 4pm on Saturday, May 28th at the SGS College Arena.

Posted: Wednesday, May 25th 2022 • Basketball