Ryan Seager (above left) scored one goal and set up the other to send Southampton top of Group A with a 2-0 victory over Bristol City.
The 21-year-old opened the scoring after only four minutes with a thunderous strike before teeing up Marcus Barnes (above right) midway through the second half to beat Jojo Wollacott in the City goal.
Saints go two points above Newcastle United and Swansea City and know avoiding defeat against Newcastle in their final match on 28 February will secure a place in the last 16.
Bristol City stay fourth on three points but can still qualify, with two matches to play, both against Swansea.
See: Southampton report
(Photos courtesy of Naomi Baker/Southampton FC)