Tough start to the season for Southam
Southam made the long trip to Nuneaton to face Higham Lane in the English Schools Cup. Southam made a bright start to the game cutting out the attacks from the opposing forwards. It became clear that Higham Lane were looking to play their quick strikers in behind Southam’s defence but a solid first half defensive performance kept opportunities to a minimum. At the other end of the pitch Southam were made to work hard if they wanted to get a shot away.
The deadlock was broken just before halftime as Higham Lane were awarded a freekick which they put high into the corner above the keeper. Southam were left with little time to respond before the whistle but looked to come out in the second half to pull the scores back level. However it was Higham Lane who started brighter and given time on the ball they were able to string several passes together and find the back of the net. This seemed to spur on the home side who managed to score another two goals in quick succession.
Southam persevered and raised their performance for the final 10 minutes looking a much stronger team with several chances being created. Unfortunately Southam failed to find the net but a 4-0 scoreline didn’t reflect the competitiveness shown.