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Match Report: AFC Totton v Hartley Wintney, Hants Cup QF

Post by KOB - 08-02-2017, 10:34

Tuesday 7th February ‘17
Hampshire Senior Cup – 4th Round (Quarter-Final)
Report by David Graham

Hartley Wintney progressed to the semi final stage of the Hampshire Cup with a comfortable 3-1 win over ten man Totton.

The villagers almost got off to the perfect start in the first minute when Ross Cook fastened on to a Sam Argent pass and shot over the bar. The next effort from the Row came on 7 minutes when Shane Hollamby saw his header from a Steven Duff corner headed off the line.

In their first effort on goal the Stags took the lead. Nick Watts sent in a high cross from the right wing which went over the head of Paul Strudley and dropped in at the back post (1-0).

Hartley responded well and put on pressure but without troubling Charlie Searle in the Totton goal. However a chance came along on 29 minutes. A needless free kick was conceded on the edge of the box by a Stags defender. Ross Cook stepped up and sent an accurate shot around the wall and into the net for the equaliser. (1-1)

Three minutes later things got better for the Row. Louie Paget split the home defence with a pass which sent Ross Cook off on a clear run in on goal. The striker made no mistake with a strong shot past the advancing Searle. (1-2)

On 34 minutes Steven Duff went on a long run down the left wing. After cutting in, his parting shot hit the post. Six minutes later the Stags' chances of recovery greatly diminished. Ross Cook was able to get behind the home defence and raced into the penalty box. Just as he was about to shoot he was hauled down from behind by O’Shea Mc Donald, who instantly received a red card from referee James Robinson. Ross Cook took the penalty kick but Charlie Searle guessed correctly and made a good save to his left.
Half time AFC Totton 1 Hartley Wintney 2

Hartley had the first chance of the half on 52 minutes when Cook and Argent combined to set up Louie Paget who saw his shot well saved by Searle.

Five minutes later the Row extended their lead. A Steven Duff corner from the left was handled by a Stags defender, providing a second penalty for Hartley. This time Sam Argent stepped up and made no mistake (1-3)

On 65 minutes Ross Cook went on a solo dribble through the home defence and only a good save from Searle prevented another score. Ten minutes later a cross from Ian Jones found the head of Louie Paget, whose effort went just wide. The young midfielder was out of luck again on 75 minutes when he got on to the end of a Sam Argent pass but saw his effort well saved by the impressive Charlie Searle.

With Hartley content to hold on to their advantage, the home side had more of the play and put in a spirited finish. However it was Hartley who had the final three efforts just before full time. First, Adam New went on a long run from his own half and was unlucky to see his effort go across the face of the goal. Then Marc Vockins found Steven Duff and his effort brought out another good save from Searle. The final effort also came from Steven Duff, who fired past the post after a good move.

Hartley will now progress into the semi finals where they will play AFC Bournemouth. [D Graham]
Full Time: AFC Totton 1 Hartley Wintney 3

AFC Totton: Charlie Searle; O’Shea McDonald; Connor York; Pedro Monteiro; Dave Allen; Jack Vallis; Nick Watts; Neil Williams; Dylan Knight; Alfy Whittingham; Michael Gosney.
Subs Callum Hellyar (used); Nathan Jones; Harry Prisk (used); Alex Haynes; Nathaniel Sherborne (used)

Hartley Wintney: Paul Strudley; Declan Shuttleworth; Adam New; Steve Laidler; Steve Noakes; Shane Hollamby; Steven Duff; Ian Jones; Sam Argent; Ross Cook; Louie Paget.
Subs. Tom Walsh; James Baxter; Adam Horton; Marc Vockins (on for Louie Paget); Aaron Parfitt (on for Ross Cook)
Attendance : 116
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