Second-half goals from Warren Hunt and Adrian Brockway proved key as Moneyfields grabbed a 3-1 derby success over Hayling at Dover Road.
Rob Evans and Jack Slater both went close early on for Moneyfields, as did Steve Hutchings, before play broke to the other end where Hayling took an early lead.
It was a goal straight from the training ground as Ami Rosario’s inswinging corner was headed down at the far post by Luke Dempsey and striker Alex Easton was in to turn the ball past keeper Dave Hook.
Moneyfields were lucky not to be 2-0 down as Hook produced a special save to deny Easton.
But on 25 minutes, a poor challenge in the visitors’ penalty area by defender Morgan Marshall on Stuart Green earned the hosts a penalty, which was converted by Hutchings.
With Moneyfields now in the ascendency, Slater and Bobby Scott both wasted good chances, as did Hutchings seconds before the half-time whistle.
Miles Rutherford’s side took the lead early in the second half as Hutchings and Slater created a wonderful opening for Hunt to turn his marker and find the net from close range.
A farcical offside decision denied Hutchings his second. But Moneys put the result out of reach on 85 minutes thanks to Hunt and Hutchings unlocking the Hayling defence and Brockway appearing at the far post to tuck the ball into the net.
Wessex League premier division
MONEYFIELDS 3 (Hutchings pen, Hunt, Brockway)
HAYLING 1 (Easton)
HORNDEAN 1 (Woodward)