Results & John Gorman’s round up – Saturday October 6th

Premier Division
Andover New Street  2-0   Hamble Club
Bemerton Heath Harlequins  1-1   Bournemouth
Brockenhurst  0-1   Baffins Milton Rovers
Cowes Sports  1-0   Christchurch
Fareham Town  1-4   Horndean
Hamworthy United  1-2   AFC Portchester
Lymington Town  0-2  Alresford Town
Portland United  1-1  Tadley Calleva
Sholing  2-0  Shaftesbury
Team Solent  1-2  Bashley
Division One
AFC Stoneham  6-1  Totton & Eling
Alton  4-2   East Cowes Vics
Fawley AFC  0-2   Folland Sports
Laverstock & Ford  0-0  Downton
New Milton Town  0-4  Hythe & Dibden
Ringwood Town  1-2   Verwood Town
Romsey Town  4-0  Newport IoW
U.S. Portsmouth  6-2  Petersfield Town
Whitchurch United  2-3  Amesbury Town

A blank Monday and unfortunately two games not played or completed on Tuesday writes John Gorman. The Premier Division game between Bournemouth and Bashley was postponed with the visitors being unable to raise a side and the League Cup tie at AFC Stoneham, where Hamworthy United were the visitors, was abandoned late on because of a floodlight failure. Four games were completed in the Premier Division with Sholing making it six wins out of six with, rather neatly, a six one victory over Andover New Street. Two more goals apiece for Lee Wort and Dan Mason with three of the goals overall coming in the final fifteen minutes. Bemerton Heath gained their first win of the season and did it the hard way, coming from two goals down to beat Shaftesbury three two with the long serving Jack Slade scoring twice.

Brockenhurst netted first at Hamble Club but three late goals gave the home side the points and Lymington moved up to fifth in the table with a four one victory over Christchurch as the latter failed to build on their win three days earlier. One game in Division One where Totton and Eling made it three League wins in a row and jumped to tenth in the table after scoring twice without reply against Petersfield at Millers Park. In the Hampshire Senior Cup Alresford found their shooting boots, with Sam Burt scoring three, in beating Cowes Sports six one. Last midweek Cowes scored nine, this midweek they concede six. Funny game football at times. One other tie in the same competition and more goals at Barlows Park where the Royal Navy beat Tadley five three to continue their progress on their first attempt to lift the Trophy. Back to the league Cup to end the night with United Services Portsmouth beating Andover Town five two with Harry Potter on the scoresheet twice.

On Wednesday a lone Filippo Terzidis strike gave Hythe & Dibden victory over Newport and moved them in to second place in the table, though they have played more games than most. In the evenings other game Fawley AFC beat Bush Hill Reserves six one in the Southampton Senior Cup.

A damp Saturday with the temperatures beginning to slide down the scale and a full League Programme that saw no changes at the top of either Division with the leading Clubs all winning. In the Premier Division Sholing made it seven wins out of seven and a three point lead with a two goal victory over Shaftesbury – goals as usual from Lee Wort and Dan Mason. Horndean retained second place with a four one win at Fareham – scorers unknown – while AFC Portchester maintained their challenge with victory by the odd goal in three at Hamworthy United, the home side still looking for last seasons form. Tadley made their longest journey of the season and shared the points at Portland with a one all draw but Lymington’s recent rise up the table was halted by a two nil defeat at home by Alresford. The north Hampshire side have seemingly “ clicked” over the last couple of weeks and goals either side of half time gave them the three points.

Bemerton and Bournemouth shared two goals and the points at Western Way – a very late equaliser for the visitors and Cowes bought some joy to the Island – both their Division One sides lost – with a single goal victory over Christchurch. This was the Yachtsmen’s first victory in five games with Jez Conway netting the vital goal. Baffins Milton Rovers won at Brockenhurst with a ninety second minute penalty coolly converted by Ashton Leigh and there was a change for the first time this season at the bottom of the table. Andover New Street collected their first win and points with a two goal victory over Hamble Club and climbed above Team Solent who lost at home to Bashley and things are looking a little bit brighter overall in the town of Andover.

In Division One new leaders as Hythe & Dibden took over top place, possibly for the first time, with a four nil win at New Milton, Sam Woodward leading the way with two goals. Amesbury are level on points after winning three two at Whitchurch – two goals for Danny Finnigan, and Nick Yeomans scoring both the Jamboys goals – but AFC Stoneham are on their tails having played less games. They comprehensively ended Totton and Eling’s recent good run with a six one victory with a hat trick from Sergio Caballero backed up by two from Matt Bainbridge. United Services also scored six – two goals each for Harry Potter and Mig Dark – with Petersfield notching two in reply but an exception to the rule at Laverstock where the Wiltshire derby with Downton ended goalless in front of a three figure attendance.

Alton continued their recent run with a four two victory over East Cowes Vics with Matt Bunyan scoring twice and fellow islanders Newport also conceded four with Tom Cotillard and Pearce Farren scoring two apiece for Romsey at the Bypass Ground. Andover Town, without a game, remain bottom of the table but Follands climbed one place after their second victory of the season, a two goal away success at Fawley. Ringwood continue to slide as Verwood made the short journey to Long Lane and won the battle of “the Woods” by the odd goal in three, the home side’s fourth loss in a row. Still early days however and the Vase back next week to disrupt the League programme.