Match Report: Hartley Wintney v Lymington Town, Hants Cup 2nd Round
Post by KOB - 28-09-2022, 10:19
Hartley Wintney v Lymington Town, Hampshire Saturday Senior Cup 2nd Round, Tuesday 27th Sept 2022
Report by David Graham
Hartley Wintney were on the receiving end of a shock result when they were dumped out of the Hampshire Cup by Lymington Town. The Linnets, who play in the Southern League South, a level below the Row, had lost all of their five league matches so far this season. However, on the evidence of their performance in this match, that situation should soon be changed.
For the Row a night to forget. In addition to the cup exit, they had a player sent off and one stretchered off, both in the first half.
Lymington showed early intent as they were able to get beyond the Hartley defence. They were rewarded on 6 minutes when Toby Nevile brought down a Linnets forward just outside the penalty area, receiving a yellow card in the process. OWEN FEE took the kick and his shot beat the wall and finished up in the corner of the net. (0-1)
A minute later, Fee set-up Callum Stratton, who fired just over.
Hartley's first meaningful effort arrived on 18 minutes. A long pass from Matt Drage found Aaron McLeish-White in the clear, but the striker shot wide.
Mid way through the half, the Row's Reese Jones picked up what looked like a bad injury to his lower leg. After a delay, the young defender was carried off on a stretcher.
Things went from bad to worse for Hartley on 33 minutes when centre-back Toby Nevile picked up a second yellow card, followed by a red, after baulking a Lymington player.
The visitors were in the ascendancy. Dom Thelan created space on 36 minutes before testing Adam Desbois in the Hartley goal with his parting effort.
Approaching half-time the Linnets deservedly doubled their lead. A quick break led to a good opportunity for CALLUM STRATTON and the striker made no mistake with a powerful, accurate shot from the edge of the box.
HALF TIME: Hartley Wintney 0 Lymington Town 2
The Row brought on Anis Nuur and Kingsley Eshun for the second period and it made a difference. Hartley created several presentable chances which all went begging, with Eshun and Lopes guilty of failing to convert.
Lymington always looked likely to add to their lead from breakaways. On 79 minutes, the impressive DOM THELAN drifted through the Hartley defence before firing a fine shot beyond Desbois,
A thoroughly miserable night for the Row. However, they must quickly put the performance behind them as they face high-flying Truro City at home on Saturday. [D Graham]
FULL TIME: Hartley Wintney 0 Lymington Town 3
HARTLEY WINTNEY: Adam Desbois, Tom Leggett, Reese Jones, Matt Drage, Toby Nevile, Jayden Hutchings, Teddy Davey, Harrison Bayley, Aaron McLeish-White, Harry Cooksley (c), Youel Emmanuel.
Subs: Anis Nuur (on) , Razhir Smith-Jones (on), Ryan Lopes (on), Isaiah Blankendal, Kingsley Eshun (on)
LYMINGTON TOWN: Nico Trojanowski, Ryan Hughes, Conrad Churchill, Luke Churchill, Tim Stephenson, Ryan Fuller, Sam Shearer, Luke Gray, Callum Stratton, Owen Fee, Dom Thelan.
Subs: Tom Mann, Craig Mc Allister
ATTENDANCE : 90
HARTLEY MAN OF THE MATCH: Jayden Hutchings