Match Report: Hartley Wintney v Knaphill
Post by KOB - 15-02-2017, 10:25
Tuesday 14th February ‘17
Aldershot Senior Cup – Quarter Final
HARTLEY WINTNEY v KNAPHILL
Report by David Graham
Hartley Wintney progressed into their second semi final in a week with a win over Knaphill.
The Row took an early firm grip on the tie with two goals in the first six minutes. On 4 minutes Hartley were awarded a free kick on the left. With most expecting a cross, Dean Stow elected for a shot to the near post which deceived the Knappers' goalie, Alex Harris. (1-0).
Two minutes later it was two with a quality goal. Jack French sent an inch perfect pass into the path of Steven Duff on the left wing. The winger played a ball across the penalty box for the incoming Sam Argent to fire home. (2-0).
The Row were dealt a blow when Shane Hollamby left the field with a nasty looking injury. The subsequent re-shuffle saw the Row lose their early fluency. The game became very open and the Knappers created a few chances, with Robbie Kersley shooting wide after a good run from midfield. Charlie Postance also had an effort which tested Paul Strudley. Postance then had a good chance after a pass from Kersley but shot wide when well placed.
Hartley also recorded efforts from Sam Argent and Jack French which both went wide. Ross Cook created a chance for himself but his parting effort went across the face of the goal.
Good link up play between Ross Cook and Steven Duff created a chance for Sam Argent, but Harris in the Knappers goal was well positioned to save. Approaching half time, Taylor and Collins combined and the latter brought out a good save from Strudley, who tipped over the bar.
HALF TIME: Hartley Wintney 2 Knaphill 0
Hartley added a third goal on 53 minutes. Stow sent a pass down the right wing which was picked up by Sam Argent. The striker delivered an accurate cross which was headed home by Ross Cook despite the best efforts of Alex Harris to keep it out. (3-0)
On 61 minutes, a Jack French cross found Sam Argent who tried a spectacular overhead volley which went just past the post.
With the Row content to hold the lead, there was a quiet last phase of the match with Hartley in the draw for the semi finals. [D Graham]
Full Time: Hartley Wintney 3 Knaphill 0
Hartley Wintney: Paul Strudley, Louie Paget, Dec Shuttleworth, Jack French, Liam Eagle, Shane Hollamby, Steven Duff, Steve Laidler, Sam Argent, Ross Cook, Dean Stow. Subs: Jake Maddock, Marc Vockins (on for Steve Duff), Tom Walsh (on for Shane Hollamby), Adam Liddle (on for Sam Argent).
Knaphill: A.Harris, R.Cheek, J.Taylor, J.Collins, J.Doble, C.Patterson, J.Coke, R.Kersley, C.Postance, J.Watkins, E.Costy. Subs: J.Norman, B.Shelley, E.McKinley, S.Costello, C.Close.