Cosgrave fires Hawks to massive cup victory
THE HAWKSÂ made a successful start to their defence of the Portsmouth Senior Cup with a comfortable 10-0 win against Paulsgrove reserves at Westleigh Park.
Aaron Cosgrave broke the deadlock after 22 minutes, knockingÂ in the rebound after 'Grove goalkeeper Matty Wearn got a hand to a Sharam Jalal shot.
The home side killed the tie off as a contest before half-time whenÂ Cosgrave went on to complete his hat-trick and Max Davis also found the net.
In the second half further goals from Marley Ridge, Cosgrave (2),Â Bradley Tarbuck (2) and Ibra Sekajja (penalty) completed the rout.
AFC PortchesterÂ came from behind to beatÂ ClanfieldÂ 3-1 at the Crest Finance Stadium.
The Hampshire Premier League visitors stunned their hosts by taking a third-minute lead.
Home goalkeeper Lewis Watch was caught off his line by a long distance shot that found the net.
The Royals levelled on 32 minutes after Mike Turvey whipped a ball into the area.
When it fell to Joel Jackson, he slammed it into the roof of the net.
Three minutes before the break it needed a great save from Watch to keep the hosts on level terms at the break.
Within a minute of the restart, though, Jackson struck again to put the Royals in front.
He brought a long ball forward under control before delicately sending his shot wide of the goalkeeper.
On 50 minutes Dan Simmons stretched the Royals' lead with a third goal, firing in from the edge of the area.
In the Wessex League premier division a first-half Tyler Moret goal earnedÂ Baffins Milton RoversÂ a 1-0 win against Lymington Town at the PMC Stadium.
The victoryÂ lifts Steve Leigh's side into the top six.
Fareham TownÂ bounced back to winning ways with a 3-1 triumphÂ against Hamworthy United at Cams Alders.
USÂ Portsmouth foughtÂ back from a two-goal deficit with goals from Harry Potter, James Franklyn and Harry Sergeant to winÂ 3-2 at Romsey Town in division one.
- KEVIN RICKETTS