Southampton fans look to have helped Morecambe striker Cole Stockton win League One’s Goal of the Month for September by outvoting Portsmouth’s fellow award nominee Ronan Curtis.
Stockton won the vote for his superb long-range lob against Wimbledon and gained 52.9% of the vote when compared to Curtis’ 40.7%. Fleetwood’s Danny Andrew was the other nominee but only had 6.4% of the share on Twitter.
Morecambe look to have won the vote for their player after calling on Southampton and their fans to get involved by tagging the official Saints Twitter account, and Saints duly replied by urging their fans to vote.
The Southampton and Portsmouth rivalry always proves to be a fierce one and looks to even be extending to social media these days.
A look back towards Southampton’s League One past
Given that Southampton are now in the Premier League for their ninth straight season, it could be easy to forget the days where they have to completely rebuild to get back up from the third-tier.
The club was relegated from the Championship to League One in 2009 and appointed Alan Pardew to try and get them promoted despite starting the 2009/10 campaign on minus 10 points. A finish of seventh saw them go very close but Pardew was out of a job early in the next campaign.
Then came Nigel Adkins. Famous for moving into management straight from working as a physio at Scunthorpe, his positivity proved crucial and he build a team of players who will go down as Southampton legends long into the future.
Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana, Jose Fonte and Kelvin Davis are perhaps the most renowned names from that time and stayed as starting players into the Premier League, but plenty of others played their parts too.
Southampton may be struggling in the Premier League right now but at least those days in League One with administration seem a long time ago.