Cup dreams are over as Hayling are dumped out

27/10/12''Nathan Kirby (right), in action for Hayling Island against Moneyfields Rusell Backby at Hayling College.'Picture: Ian Hargreasves  (123516-6)
27/10/12''Nathan Kirby (right), in action for Hayling Island against Moneyfields Rusell Backby at Hayling College.'Picture: Ian Hargreasves (123516-6)
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Hayling crashed out of the Wessex League Cup as they slumped to a 5-1 defeat to Newport at St Georges Park.

Humbugs’ Glynn Cooper had cancelled out Tom McInnes’ opener in the first half.

But after the break the home side ran riot with Iain Seabrook, Gian Giancovich, Alex Prespolieski and Jarred Wetherick all on target.

Hayling boss Steve Poulton had earlier named Gosport loanee Nathan Kirby in the starting line-up, giving the midfielder a chance to continue his second spell at the club.

And he quickly made himself busy with a couple of strong challenges in the early skirmishes.

The wind was making life difficult for Humbugs keeper Charlie Searle, though, and as he fumbled one centre, Newport striker McInnes was slow to react and unable to capitalise.

However, McInnes made amends on 29 minutes when he raced clear of the Hayling defence to head home a James Butt cross and give the home side the lead.

Soon after, the wind swept a Seabrook corner onto the crossbar.

But from the restart, Hayling broke to the other end and Cooper slammed a shot across goal and into the net to level the tie.

Just before the interval Lee Tigwell and Paul Baker created an opening for Hayling skipper Josh Case.

But his shot was well saved by Newport keeper Cameron Farley.

As the second half got under way Hayling came under intense pressure.

They held out until the 65th minute when Seabrook stepped up to power a free-kick high into the net from the edge of the area.

Poulton made an immediate change – hauling off Gary Luff whose unneccesary challenge had conceded the free-kick.

But Hayling’s fortunes did not change as Giancovich took aim and rifled home a third from long range.

Prespolieski flashed low past Searle to make it 4-1 and then, with two minutes left, Wetherick completed the job from an acute angle.

NEWPORT: Farley, Butt, Oatley, Rayner, Ovnik, Fleming, Powell, Seabrook, McInnes, Prespolieski, Giancovich. Subs: McDonough, Augustus, Holmes, Wetherick, McKee

HAYLING: Searle, Black, Luff, Dempsey, Vince, Baker, Kirby, Case, Easton, Cooper, Tigwell. Subs: G Parvin, O Parvin, Fidler, Bolton