Match Report: Hartley Wintney v AFC Totton
Post by KOB - 25-01-2017, 10:20
Tuesday 24th January ‘17
Hampshire Senior Cup 4th Round (Quarter Final)
HARTLEY WINTNEY v AFC TOTTON
Report by David Graham
Hartley Wintney’s efforts to reach the semi finals of the Hampshire Cup were thwarted when the match was abandoned at half time with the villagers leading 1-0.
Referee James Robinson decided that the frozen pitch was fit to start the match and advised that a review would be taken at half time. Hartley were quickly on their skates and could have been 3 goals up in the first 6 minutes. First, good play down the right by Dean Stow saw his cross dummied by Dec Shuttleworth, leaving a shot for Sam Argent whose effort hit the post. A minute later a quick break saw Luke Perkins in for a one-on-one with keeper Charlie Searle. The winger's shot was dragged wide of the post.
In another minute, good play down the right by Dean Stow led to a fierce shot from Louie Paget which was pushed over the bar by Searle.
The onslaught continued and on 19 minutes the villagers got the breakthrough. A corner on the right from Stow was pushed clear by Searle. The ball arrived at Adam New who hit a shot over his shoulder which went over the stranded visitors' keeper. (1-0)
On 27 minutes Hartley almost doubled their advantage. Stow and Perkins linked up well down the left and a high looping cross was taken on the volley by Sam Argent, whose shot went straight to Searle.
The visitors' first effort arrived on 33 minutes when Alfie Whittingham made good progress down the right. The cross found Neil Williams who shot well over.
On 44 minutes Dean Stow set up a chance for Sam Argent but the striker's effort went past the post.
HALF TIME: Hartley Wintney 1 AFC Totton 0
Referee Robinson called the captains together and, after a short discussion, abandoned the match with the conditions deteriorating.
It is understood that the re-match will probably take place at Hartley, although this has to be confirmed by the Hampshire FA. [D Graham]