An acrobatic Rory Delap effort on 64 minutes settled the contest at St Mary's and the team have entered something of a barren spell after the free-scoring period where 15 were netted in four games prior to the two and a half week gap in fixtures. In the Newcastle victory since the break, the decisive strike came courtesy of an own-goal from Andy O'Brien.
"It was a shame, both teams had a few chances, it took something special to beat us and it was a shame we couldn't get the right result," said Kasey of the Southampton reverse. "Annti Niemi made a couple of good saves at the other end and we couldn't get one in.
"After the great run that we had, we've basically now gone four games without scoring and that makes it difficult. We've got some tough games coming up and we've got to bounce back."
The single goal defeat was the fourth on our travels this season - Birmingham, Blackburn and Middlesbrough the others - while Manchester United managed to put a late gloss on a tight game last week.
"It is difficult, we've had a few 1-0 away losses and you really feel you should get something out of those games. We just couldn't seem to get the breakthrough to get something out of it."
Kasey Keller lamented another 1-0 away defeat and says the team deserved some reward from the trip to Southampton.