Classy Fareham Town beat AFC Stoneham 3-1 in the Russell-Cotes Cup at Cams Alders last night.
Louie Martin, Sam Knight and Graham Lindsey scored for the Reds.
Matt Parr’s men started brightly.
Lee Tigwell fired a corner against the post, before Gary Austin was denied by the Stoneham keeper.
Defender Martin then got the opener.
He headed home Tigwell’s corner.
After half-time, Knight’s shot took a deflection and nestled in the net for 2-0.
James Thompson was denied a goal by the offside flag.
But Lindsey finished a move created by John Wilson and Wayne Boud to make it 3-0.
Stoneham’s Colin Bath tucked home a late consolation.
Fareham: Douglas, Martin, Tigwell, Wheeler, Doswell, Lewis, Austin, Cripps, Humble, Thompson, Knight. Subs: Boud, Tattersall, Lindsey, Wilson, Bunton.
AFC Stoneham: Williams, Strange, Maynard, Monk, Lawrence, Maddock, C. Bath, Betteridge, Lay, Reading, Adams. Subs: R. Bath, Newbury, Gray, Smith.
– DAVE KEMP