Match Summary: Hartley Wintney v AFC Totton, Hants Cup
Post by KOB - 13-09-2023, 10:12
Hartley Wintney v AFC Totton, Hampshire FA Servio Mens Senior Cup. Tuesday 12th September 2023.
Match Summary by David Graham
Hartley Wintney bowed out of the Hampshire Senior Cup sponsored by Servio, following a narrow loss against AFC Totton, who currently play their league football a level above the Row.
After a quiet opening, it was the visitors who opened the scoring on 21 minutes. A corner on the left was not cleared by the Row defence and ALFIE STANLEY took full advantage to score from close range. (0-1)
Five minutes later, Mason Obeng went on a fine individual run for the Row and his parting shot was saved by Lewis Noice in the Stags goal.
Hartley had a let-off on the stroke of half-time when a cross from Jordan Helliwell was deflected onto the crossbar by a Hartley defender but was cleared to safety.
HALF-TIME: Hartley Wintney 0 AFC Totton 1
Hartley had the edge in the early part of the second period and pulled level on the hour mark. A long ball down the left found substitute ISAIAH BLANKENDAL. The young Row striker showed good pace and skill to create an opening for himself, and he shot low past Noice from a tight angle. (1-1)
Both sides strove to get the winner and the game became very open and swung from end to end. On 73 minutes, Jayden Smith for the Row set-up Hartley's number 9, Elijas Bagdonavicius, who reacted well to the deflected cross but fired his shot just over.
With Row centre-back CJ Fearn off due to injury, it was Totton who snatched the winner in the closing stages. A left-wing cross from Matthew Burrows found its way to ALFIE STANLEY, who converted from close range again, much the same as he had done in the first-half. (1-2)
Hartley continued to press and showed good determination and energy, but were unable to fashion another clear attempt on goal in the closing minutes. [D Graham]
Full-Time: Hartley Wintney 1 AFC Totton 2
HARTLEY WINTNEY: Killian Barrett, Ashley Akpan, Reece Wylie, Kanye Jobson, Liam Gavin (c), CJ Fearn, Marcio Neves, Omreiki Myles, Elijas Bagdonavicius, Mason Obeng, Cameron Pooni
Subs: Aaron Gardiner, Isaiah Blankendal (on), Jayden Smith (on), Nathanael Boakye (on), Coleridge Fubler (g/k)
AFC TOTTON: Lewis Noice, Benny Read, Jordan Ragguette, Charlie Kennedy, Harry Thomas, Ethan Taylor, Matthew Burrows, Josh Carmichael, Alfie Stanley, Jake Scrimshaw, Jordan Helliwell.
Subs: Nico Trojanowski, Scott Rendell (on), Sam Magri (on), Leon Maloney (on), Leo Taylor
Entertainment value 3/5
Hartley Man of the Match: ASHLEY AKPANG