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Saints dominate but match ends in a draw

Southampton's Rickie Lambert in the net after a missed chance Credit: Press Association Images

Southampton dominated their Premier League match away at Aston Villa, but the game ended 0-0. In the first half, Rickie Lambert headed straight at Aston Villa goal keeper Brad Guzan from Luke Shaw's cross while later seeing a side-footed effort deflected wide.

Steve Davis had Southampton's best chance which was superbly kept out by Guzan on the stretch. Southampton remain in 8th position in the table.

Aston Villa's Ryan Bertrand and Southampton's Victor Wanyama (left) battle for the ball Credit: Press Association Images

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Lessons must be learned, says London Welsh coach

London Welsh coach Justin Burnell Credit: London Welsh

Oxford-based London Welsh must learn the lessons of their 25-21 defeat to Bristol, says Exiles’ head coach Justin Burnell. The result guaranteed Bristol top spot in the Greene King IPA Championship table, while Welsh may still need to beat Nottingham on April 26 to be sure of second place.

'We don’t make excuses; we’re not what about that,' said Burnell. 'We lost the game and it’s up to us now to rectify our errors. We defended too much, we didn’t use the ball well and when we did use it, it was a little bit too late.'

England hockey match points to an exciting summer

by Mel Bloor

Hundreds of hockey fans were in Reading last night to watch the England men's side take on Ireland in the Nations Cup. England were victorious by 3 goals to nil and as Mel Bloor reports, the game marks the start of preparations for an exciting summer of hockey.

The interviewees are: Simon Mantell, England & Reading Forward; Ashley Jackson England & East Grinstead Midfielder; and Bobby Crutchley, England Head Coach.

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Fixers: Teenager's story of doing sports with an illness

A teenager who lives with constant pain from a condition that attacks her nerves, says the condition has not stopped her representing Britain at judo in this summer's Special Olympics.

Now, with the help of Fixers - the campaign that gives young people a voice - a 17-year-old from Winchelsea in Sussex wants better understanding for victims of her hidden illness.

Hampshire skipper's Ocean racing hopes for a new boat

One of the South's top sailors is hoping it will be third time lucky in one of the world's toughest ocean races. Hampshire's Ian Walker does not have the best of records in the Volvo Ocean Race. But he does have a new boat... Sally Simmonds joined his crew on the Solent.

The interviewees are: Ian Walker, Skipper, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing; Justin Slattery, Bowman; Simon Fisher, Navigator.

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