SOUTHAMPTON’S Under-23s will travel to Southern League outfit Basingstoke Town in the Hampshire FA Senior Cup semi-final next month.

Radhi Jaidi’s side are scheduled to visit The Camrose Ground on Tuesday, April 2 (7.45pm).

Basingstoke – managed by former Portsmouth midfielder Martin Kuhl – are currently 16th in the Evo-Stik South Premier Division.

Looking forward to the tie, Kuhl said: “I think there will be a good crowd at the game as there are a lot of Saints fans in Basingstoke.

“It should be a good game as there is a place in the final at stake.”

Until earlier this week Saints’ Premier League neighbours AFC Bournemouth also had a young side in the competition.

But the Cherries Under-21s were dumped out 2-1 at Sydenhams Wessex League top dogs Sholing, who will now host cup holders Havant & Waterlooville in the other semi-final next Tuesday (March 19, 7.45pm).

Jaidon Anthony fired Bournemouth into a 37th-minute lead, but Sholing hit back five minutes later when Dan Mason, unmarked at the far post, buried his 52nd goal of the season.

The Cherries had a lot of the ball second half, but the Boatmen defended stoutly and snatched victory with three minutes to go when Brad Targett set up Jake Hoole to blast home on the angle.

Sholing keeper Ryan Gosney pulled off a fine stoppage-time save from Anthony to ensure the underdogs progressed.