Results & John Gorman’s round up – August 11th

F.A. Cup Extra Preliminary Round
AFC Stoneham  0-0  AFC Portchester
Andover New Street  4-0  Romsey Town
Bashley  0-2  Bournemouth
Bemerton Heath Harlequins  1-0  Cowes Sports
Brockenhurst  2-2  Christchurch
Clevedon Town  1-2  Portland United
Fareham Town  1-2  Frimley Green
Guildford City  0-1  Petersfield Town
Hamble Club  1-1  Alresford Town
Hamworthy United  3-2  Team Solent
Horndean  5-0  Godalming Town
Knaphill  0-3  Sholing
Newport IoW  3-1  Amesbury Town
Sandhurst Town  1-1  Lymington Town
Tadley Calleva  1-3  Baffins Milton Rovers
U.S. Portsmouth  5-2  Andover Town
Wells City  2-5  Shaftesbury
Division One
Hythe & Dibden  5-2  East Cowes Vics
Laverstock & Ford  4-2  Ringwood Town
New Milton Town  3-1  Whitchurch United
Verwood Town  3-2  Fawley AFC

Week two of the fledgling season commenced with a rare Monday Premier Division evening game as Team Solent entertained Lymington at Test Park. A decent attendance – approaching the hundred mark – saw an enjoyable game on a superb playing surface that ended level at one apiece with both goals coming in the opening half. The experienced Mike Gosney put the visitors ahead, but Solent welcomed back their long time talisman Jesse Waller-Lassen on the night and he provided a trademark equaliser. A fair result but Lymington will rue two points lost when a penalty deep in to second half stoppage time crashed against the crossbar.

Seven Premier Division matches on Tuesday with three Clubs winning for the second time and so maintaining 100% records. Sholing pulled off an impressive three one victory at Alresford, Dan Mason and Lee Wort among the scorers again, and Cowes followed up Saturday’s home win by beating Fareham two one at Cams Alders. As per Saturday Fareham scored in the opening minutes but two goals before halftime gave the Islanders the points. Tadley claimed their second success with a three-goal defeat of Bemerton with all the goals coming after the break with Brett Denham claiming two.

In the local derby AFC Portchester and Baffins shared four goals and the points with Joe McLean getting a last minute equaliser for the visitors. There was another late goal at Victoria Park where Steve Flynn opened his account for Bournemouth in stoppage time of the first period and giving his side victory by the odd goal in three after Portland had scored first. Hamworthy attracted the largest attendance of the evening, 161, and were another side to come from behind and win as two goals from Nathan Walker more than cancelled out Bashley’s early score.

Horndean bounced back from Saturday’s home defeat with a four one victory over Hamble Club at Five Heads Park with Zach Glasspool getting off the mark for the season with two of the goals. The first week of the campaign and already a Cup Competition under way as AFC Stoneham defeated Whitchurch three one in the preliminary round of the Hampshire Senior Cup. Will Harris scored twice to add to his four on Saturday and Stoneham will now entertain Tadley in the next round.

One game on Wednesday as Andover New Street made their home bow in the Premier Division only for Shaftesbury to spoil the party with a two one victory. The scores were level at the break but a second half penalty gave the visitors the points. The weekend started on Friday evening as Follands and Totton & Eling made their seasonal bow at Hamble and it was the visitors who enjoyed the evening the most taking the points after victory by the odd goal in three.

Saturday saw the Extra Preliminary Round of the FA Cup with seventeen ties involving Sydenhams League Clubs but with only seven being against Clubs from other Leagues. Those seven games produced five wins, one draw and one defeat with Portland and Shaftesbury leading the way with victories over Western League opposition. Portland won by the odd goal in three at Clevedon with Lewis Whyton on the scoresheet again while there were five different scorers in Shaftesbury’s five two win at Wells. The other ties all involved Clubs from the Combined Counties League and there were emphatic wins for both Sholing and Horndean. Dan Mason and Lee Wort scored the goals in the former’s three nil defeat of Knaphill and there was a hat trick for Liam Kimber in Horndean’s five nil rout of Godalming Town. Petersfield were saved a trip to Guildford City’s soulless Spectrum Ground with their tie being played at Godalming and the one nil win should do wonders for the Wessex club’s morale. Lymington were perhaps surprisingly held to a draw at Sandhurst whilst the only losers were Fareham Town, beaten two one at home by Frimley Green.

The all-Wessex ties included six that involved Clubs purely from the Premier Division. Bournemouth scored twice in the opening ten minutes to win at Bashley whilst Bemerton, without a win to date, beat Cowes who had won both of their previous games with a late Jamie Smith goal. Brockenhurst and Christchurch will have to do it all again at Hurn Bridge in midweek after a two all draw in the Forest – both of the visitors’ goals coming from James King penalties – and Hamble Club and Alresford also have to replay after the scores finished level at one a piece. Dan Cann was the hat trick hero for Hamworthy with his final goal coming in added on time to secure a three two win over Team Solent. Jesse WallerLassen scored both the Students goals. Finally Tadley, unbeaten thus far, went down three one at home to Baffins Milton Rovers.

Two all Division One ties saw Newport beat Amesbury three one on the Island and United Services Portsmouth overcome Andover Town five two. Mig Dark scored twice for the home team and Josh Bertie claimed both the Andover goals. In the two games where Premier Division met Division One AFC Stoneham produced a highly creditable result in holding AFC Portchester to a goalless draw but Andover New Street were too strong for Romsey with Zach Neve scoring a hat trick in their four nil victory.

Four Division One League matches to finish the day with both Laverstock & Ford and Verwood maintaining one hundred per cent records. Russell Jones scored twice in the Wiltshire Club’s four two defeat of Ringwood and Matt Vining also claimed two as Verwood beat Fawley by the odd goal in five. Seven goals at Clayfields as Hythe & Dibden beat East Cowes Vics five two – a hat trick for Sam Woodward – while New Milton got off to a winning start with a three one victory over Whitchurch. And it rained in places!