Last Saturday Southampton took a much-needed point from our trip to Dean Court to face Bournemouth as Premier League action returned after the October international lull.
Playing out a scoreless draw on the day, whilst there was no boost in confidence for the frontline as we continue to struggle for goals unless Liverpool loanee Danny Ings finds the back of the net, there was reason for defensive cheer with us keeping the clean sheet. Not only did we draw a line under three successive defeats, the clean sheet was massive having conceded eight goals in those matches.
— Alex McCarthy (@Alex_Macca23) October 20, 2018
Goalkeeper Alex McCarthy played his part once again in the result, albeit he was quieter than normal given an improved defensive showing from those in front of him and the 28-year-old took to social media following the match to thank the fans for their support across the 90 minutes.
— Brandon Butt (@25buttsfc1) October 20, 2018
well done today on to next week ????⚪️❤️⚪️???? played well.
— sammy❤ (@dedicatedfan_04) October 20, 2018
Keep it up Alex we’re behind all of you.. ignore the negativity
— Phil Gosney (@philipg1965) October 20, 2018
Another strong performance macca, onto next week
— Kieran Smith (@kierannkater98) October 20, 2018
Took control of that saints box today. We’ll get the 3 next weekend
— Tim (@SaintSarri) October 20, 2018
Fantastic routine saves today! Brilliant distribution too at timely intervals. COYR!
— A. Whettingsteel (@AWhettingsteel) October 20, 2018
— La Leggenda (@ko_kh88) October 20, 2018
As can be seen from the above comments, fans who took the time to respond were hugely complimentary and whilst the frustration in the fan base is palpable, it’s nice to see some positive comments in amongst all the angst.