Moneys swept aside as Folland prove good Sports

Stuart Green could not save Moneyfields
Stuart Green could not save Moneyfields
Wes Fogden. Picture: Habibur Rahman

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Moneyfields crashed to a 3-0 defeat at home to Folland Sports in the Wessex League premier division.

Miles Rutherford’s men were swept aside as they produced a disappointing display.

Jake Raine and Jamie Hore missed out with injury, while Jack Lee was unavailable.

Striker Steve Hutchings was serving the final match of his suspension.

Folland started well but wasted a glorious chance.

Former Hayling United striker Alex Easton missed the ball, with a gaping goal at his mercy.

Moneys keeper Dave Hook made a fine double save as the visitors continued to press forward.

James Roden was denied first, then Easton.

Folland eventually got the lead they deserved.

Easton latched onto a pass and made up for his early miss with a scorching shot into the corner of the net.

Another fine move had the hosts struggling again but they survived a penalty shout.

Ryan Long’s shot appeared to be handled in the box, causing the ball to run wide.

Moneys finally woke up before the interval.

Stuart Green went close with a shot that was deflected over the bar.

After the break Folland continued to dominate.

Long wasted another glorious chance when he could only fire straight at Hook.

At the other end, Green went clear of the defence but was denied by keeper Ryan Gosney.

Folland threatened to add to their lead when Turvey took Long’s pass in his stride but could only fire over the top.

However, Moneys defender Jay Johnson chopped Easton down to concede a penalty and Long stepped up to smash the ball home for 2-0.

With the match effectively won, the visitors were able to relax.

And just before the full-time whistle, Long went route one through the middle to blast home the third goal and finish the scoring.

Moneyfields: Hook, Evans, Bailey, Johnson, Rackley, Morgan, Gauntlett, Green, Slater, Hunt, Blake-Sullivan. Subs: Kyle, Seiden.

Folland Sports: Gosney, Fuller, Graham, Roden, Burt, Nolan, Turvey, Baron, Long, Easton, Harris. Subs: Calder, Scarse, Curtis, Cherritt, Lewis.

Meanwhile the Hawks match against Whitehawk was postponed as the Westleigh Park pitch was deemed unfit for action.