Moneys lose out to Newport again

Warren Hunt
Warren Hunt
Horndean are aiming to make Cup progress at the second attempt

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Moneyfields suffered a second cup exit in three days at the hands of Newport IoW.

The Islanders recorded a 3-1 Wessex League Cup win at Dover Road.

The Copnor club were hoping to avenge their 1-0 FA Cup defeat at the weekend but they came up short once again.

‘To be fair with the players we have at the club we are just not doing it at the moment,’ said coach Louis Savage.

A mistake by young defender Jack Lee saw Newport grab a 25th-minute lead from the penalty spot.

And the Islanders extended their lead with a 35-yard volley into the top corner on the stroke of half-time.

Warren Hunt and Steve Hutchings were both guilty of squandering chances in the first half for the hosts.

The home side’s hopes were hit 15 minutes from time, when Hunt was harshly sent off for what was a deemed a high challenge.

The visitors took advantage of their numerical advantage to add a third goal late on.

‘We are lacking confidence,’ added Savage.

Petersfield Town exited the competition after losing 3-2 against Lymington Town at Love Lane.

AFC Portchester plan to give some of their fringe players a chance as they host Verwood Town in the League Cup at Wicor Mill tonight (7.45pm).

‘We intend to give a few players the chance to prove a point,’ said Portchester boss Glenn Bridgman.

‘Verwood are a big, physical team and we know that we have to go out there and match their work-rate.

‘It is a cup tie so there is no pressure.

‘All the players have to do is go out there and enjoy themselves.’

Bridgman welcomes back central defender Josh Maddison from his travels and attacker Liam Horstead from injury.

Horndean face a tricky tie at in-form Christchurch.

But Dave Carter’s side can go into the clash in confident mood after their FA Cup success.

They were 2-0 winners over Romsey Town at Five Heads Park on Saturday and will aim to continue their good form with another success this evening.