Report: U21s claim three points on the road

Sunderland AFC Under-21s came from behind to pick up a late 1-2 win over Southampton at Staplewood Training Ground.

Goals from Harry Gardiner and Ellis Taylor sealed three points on the road for Graeme Murty's side.

Ten minutes played and it was the hosts who took the lead. Derrick Abu drove down the right side before crossing to former Sunderland man, Ross Stewart who finished with an outstretched leg.

Just moments later, the Black Cats should have been level as Gardiner went one-on-one with McNamara but fired just wide.

A third of the game through and Taylor rushed in on goal before having his low-effort deflected wide.

Five minutes on and Gardiner had another big opportunity, twisting and turning past his marker but once again his effort was fired past the post.

The hosts started the second half the stronger side and should have doubled their lead before a Richardson low save and Fieldson's goal-line clearance denied the Saints.

The Lads found their equaliser with 20 minutes to play. Taylor with the corner before the ball bounced around in the area and Gardiner was on hand to fire home his sixth goal of the season.

It was the late late show once again for the young Black Cats with the winner coming eight minutes from time. Taylor again involved with a free kick on the left side that was swung into the area, hitting off a Southampton man and into the bottom corner.

Graeme Murty's side get back to winning ways and climb up to eighth in the Premier League 2 table.

Richardson, Tyalor, Triantis, Fieldson, Pye, Burke, Jones, Spellman, Watson (Trialist 63), Bennette, Gardiner

Substitutes: Chibueze, Bell, Chiabi, Middlemas, Trialist

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