Basingstoke 1 Hartley Wintney 4
Post by Duncan - 08-01-2019, 23:02
A great evening's football sees Hartley into the Quarter Finals of the League Cup - with a home tie against Salisbury or Blackfield & Langley at the end of January... Looking at the teams left in this competition then this has to be a real chance of winning a piece of silverware. And on tonight's performance that is definitely achievable.
There were great performances across the pitch - Nathan Smart I thought had a very solid performance with only two goal hero Salhin Abubakar pipping him to be my man of the match. Good to see Craig Bradshaw back between the sticks enjoying his football - Bradders pulled off some great saves with none better than his stop to deny Dean Stow from the penalty spot midway through the second half with the tie finely balanced at 2-1.
A performance to warm the soul on a cold evening at a very bleak Camrose. And Saturday's blip nicely tucked away.... Connor Gales added strength to our defence on his season's debut - and Harry Woodward and Reece Wylie in their cameo spells on the pitch showed that we have yet more strength in depth in the youngsters we have pulling on the orange shirt. Josh Webb showed Stowie how to score from a free kick with an excellent opener on 20 minutes; with Mickel Platt adding our second five minutes later after good interplay.
Well done - all in all a superb team performance !!
CSS League Challenge Cup Update:
Into the semi finals this evening after winning their quarter finals go Cinderford and Stratford Town
Quarter Finals (to be played):
Hartley Wintney -v- Salisbury/Blackfield & Langley
Royston Town/Biggleswade Town/Lowestoft Town -v- Berkhamsted