Results & John Gorman’s round up – Saturday 15th September

F.A. Vase 2nd Qualifying Round
AFC Stoneham  3-2  Binfield
Abingdon United  3-0  Alton
Baffins Milton Rovers  14-1  New College Swindon
Bournemouth  3-1  Christchurch
Eversley & California  2-1  Lymington Town
Fareham Town  2-1  Corsham Town (a.e.t.)
Hamworthy United  3-1  Fawley AFC
New Milton Town  1-2  Cadbury Heath
Petersfield Town  1-3  Westbury United
Roman Glass St George  3-0  Bemerton Heath Harlequins
Royal Wootton Basset Town  0-4  Bashley
Shaftesbury  5-1  Andover New Street
Tadley Calleva  0-1  Chertsey Town
Totton & Eling  1-0  East Cowes Vics
U.S. Portsmouth  0-2  Brockenhurst
Verwood Town  1-1  Alresford Town (a.e.t.)
Sydenhams League Cup (Wessex) 1st Round
Newport IoW  4-0  Whitchurch United
Sydenhams League Cup (Wessex) 2nd Round
Horndean  3-1  Hamble Club
Team Solent  2-4  Portland United
Premier Division
AFC Portchester  1-0  Cowes Sports (15.30)
Division One
Andover Town  2-4  Amesbury Town
Folland Sports  1-0  Ringwood Town
Laverstock & Ford  1-2  Hythe & Dibden
Romsey Town  4-1  Downton

The two FA Cup replays on Tuesday saw two Sydenhams Wessex League sides progress to the First Qualifying Round of the Competition. In the all-Wessex tie at Hamworthy, Sholing went through courtesy of an own goal to an away tie at Slough Town, whilst Jake King’s 87th minute winner at Lydney lined up a home tie with Torquay United for Lymington Town writes John Gorman. Congratulations to both. On a night when various Cup competitions dominated the fixture list there were three League matches, one in the Premier Division and two in Division One. Horndean moved in to fourth place in the Premier Division after a three two victory over Team Solent – two more goals for Harry Jackson – and Amesbury matched that in Division One after an entertaining four three win over Romsey at a damp Bonnymead Park. Jordon Matthews scored twice for the home side and jack Odam claimed two for the visitors. Another two goal man, Tom Jeffes, helped US Portsmouth to a four nil win at Andover Town and second place in the table and left the home side still seeking their first point.

There were games in four other Cup Competitions and, as usual, the early rounds threw up one or two mis-matches. In the Southampton Senior Cup there were wins against lower opposition for AFC Stoneham, Fawley AFC and Follands – the latter’s first win of the season – whilst Totton & Eling scored eight without reply against Lyndhurst Reserves. In the Bournemouth Senior Cup Hythe & Dibden continued their impressive start to the season with a four two win at Premier Division Brockenhurst, Dan Munday and Cameron Beard both scored twice in Bashley’s six nil defeat of New Milton, Bournemouth came from behind to beat Dorset Premier League leaders Hamworthy Recreation three one and Verwood went out on penalties to Sway after the Clubs had shared four goals in normal time. Baffins beat Fleetlands eight nil in the Portsmouth Senior Cup and there was something of a goalfest at Downton in the Salisbury Hospitals Cup with Laverstock and Ford winning six four after extra time with Russell Jones scoring four.

A rare Thursday evening fixture and an unexpected result with respect to all as US Portsmouth Reserves held Petersfield to a one all draw after ninety minutes in the Portsmouth Senior Cup and then won through in the penalty shoot out.

A busy Saturday dominated by the FA Vase but with League and League Cup matches also on the agenda, Sixteen FA Vase ties with eleven Wessex Clubs going through to the next round, though one will disappear after the midweek replay at Alresford. There were six all-Wessex ties and in what can be considered a local derby at Victoria Park a Mickey Finch hat trick gave Bournemouth a three one win over Christchurch. Premier Division Hamworthy United proved too strong for Division one Fawley AFC at the County Ground, also registering a three one win, while Andover New Street’s dismal run continued as they conceded five goals at Shaftesbury and could only manage one in reply. Brockenhurst overcame a tricky hurdle with a two goal win at US Portsmouth and in an all Division One game a single goal, a penalty, saw Totton & Eling home against East Cowes Vics. Finally overnight Division One leaders Verwood held Alresford to a one all draw after extra time – the game was scoreless after ninety minutes – and they will have to try again, presumably on Tuesday evening.

Four ties against Hellenic League opposition with three wins and one defeat, The latter was at Abingdon where Alton went down three nil but Bashley, presumably having overcome the traffic chaos at Chieveley, won four nil at Royal Wootton Bassett with two goals apiece for Terry Rolls and Cameron Beard. AFC Stoneham continued their Cup successes this season with a creditable best of five goals win over Binfield which just leaves Baffins Milton Rovers.

In the midweek preview we confidently predicted that “Baffins will surely start favourites against New College Swindon” and this in the event proved to be almost an understatement as the Sydenhams League side ran out FOURTEEN one winners against their luckless visitors who are a step below their hosts and have yet to win a game this season. Tommy Leigh led the way with four and there were hat tricks for Jason Parish and Tyler Moret in what will surely be the highest score in the entire Competition this season. Four games also against Western League opponents but, as is too often the case, we did not come out too well with just one victory. That came at Cams Alders where Fareham beat Corsham Town two one after extra time but New Milton, Bemerton Heath and Petersfield all lost. Bristol based Cadbury Heath won three one at New Milton, Bemerton went down three nil at Roman Glass St George and Petersfield, after scoring first, lost three one to Westbury United at Love Lane.

The final two games were against Clubs from the Combined Counties League with both Wessex League Clubs going out. Tadley had an attendance approaching 150 for the visit of runaway League leaders Chertsey Town, with the Surrey side scoring the only goal of the game, but Lymington will be disappointed at bowing out two one to Eversley California, who play in Division One, a step below the New Forest side. Not the best of warm-ups for their FA Cup Tie next week.

Three League Cup games with the Round One tie between Newport and Whitchurch finishing four nil in the Islander’s favour with Jared Wetherick scoring twice. In Round Two Horndean defeated Hamble Club three one and Portland won four two at Team Solent with Jamie Sykes claiming all four goals, One Premier Division fixture where AFC Portchester’s single goal victory over Cowes Sports moved then in to second place in the table. Four games in Division One and wins for Amesbury Town and Hythe and Dibden mean that they now jointly top the table. The Wiltshire side won four two at Andover Town, with Danny Finnigan scoring a hat trick against one of his former Clubs, whilst Hythe recorded an impressive two one victory at Laverstock and Ford. Romsey beat Downton four one and there was a first League success of the season for Follands, a single goal giving them the points against Ringwood. It completed a good week for the Hamble Club who also won in the Southampton Senior Cup in midweek. Overall it was a good day for goals and while Baffins led the way in the team stakes there were individual successes as well with two players scoring four added to which were four hat tricks. Long may it continue.