One of the top London football clubs, Chelsea, today (Saturday) received a shock from Southampton when the London players were held to a two-all home draw.
GV Southampton (striped shirts) kick-off to right
Chelsea attack but ball over line
GV Southampton score through side netting
Officials examine netting
TV Chelsea centre- kicks and Hollins goal
Channon with narrow-angle deflection goal for Southampton
GV Chelsea short corner and centre-kick headed in by Webb
GV Enthusiastic crowd
GV Chelsea corner and abortive scramble
GV Chelsea press down right wing and out of play
TV Chelsea corner kick and ball headed past goal
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Background: One of the top London football clubs, Chelsea, today (Saturday) received a shock from Southampton when the London players were held to a two-all home draw. In a scrappy match, both teams missed scoring advantages by careless play.
Southampton's first shock surprise came in the tenth minute when Paine sliced a kick. The ball found Channon, unmarked, and he pushed the ball through the posts past the Chelsea goal-keeper Bonetti.
Chelsea seemed unsettled by the unexpected goal and Southampton's blustering play, but eight minutes after Channon's goal Hollins scored the equaliser for Chelsea -- a long 25 yard kick which spun into the corner of the Southampton goal.
Ten minutes before the close of the match Southampton went ahead with another goal from Channon when he kicked a ball that appeared to deflect into the gaol off a defending player.
With only five minutes of the match left, Chelsea fought back against the constant Southampton pressure and Webb made it a drawn match with Webb finding a weakness in the Southampton goal.