Dramatic finish as leaders AFC Hilsea end Parks’ unbeaten record – City of Portsmouth Sunday League and cup round-up

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There was a dramatic finish when the two unbeaten sides in Division 7 of the City of Portsmouth Sunday League, Portsmouth Parks and AFC Hilsea, met last weekend.

Leaders Hilsea who came out on top 2-1 after a hard-fought victory thanks to a last-minute penalty.

Both keepers produced some great saves in a goalless first half.

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The second period saw Hilsea hit the woodwork on four occasions before Parks went ahead when a long ball over the top set up Kray Kimpton.

Hatton Rovers (yellow) score in their 3-1 Division 5 victory over Fratton Trades Reserves. Picture  by Kevin ShippHatton Rovers (yellow) score in their 3-1 Division 5 victory over Fratton Trades Reserves. Picture  by Kevin Shipp
Hatton Rovers (yellow) score in their 3-1 Division 5 victory over Fratton Trades Reserves. Picture by Kevin Shipp

Hilsea pressure resulted in a Max Huntington leveller before Andrew Oliver converted the penalty with the final kick of the game.

Co-Op Dragons and Bulldog are in joint second place after comfortable victories.

The Dragons caned King George Rovers 8-0 with goals from Sam Cole (3), Brad Johnson (2), Will Abrahart, Matt West and Russ Oastler.

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Bulldog thumped Bransbury Wanderers Reserves 6-0 with Vinny Stephen (2), Jake Clark, Ryan George, Reece Parsons and Owen Haywood netting.

Cross Keys Athletic are still 100 per cent at the top of Division 4 after a 4-0 win against Jubilee.

After a goalless first 45 minutes, Keys scored straight away after the restart with Declan Horn and Dale March setting up Jamie Hayden to open the scoring.

It was another Horn-March combination which led to the second goal, the latter netting, before Craig Mansbridge steamrolled his way into the penalty area to set up Hayden for his second.

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Ben Jewell completed the scoring after he latched onto a Connor Marriott shot to flick home.

The other game in the fourth tier saw George Burgess take his tally to eight for the season for Padnell Rovers with a hat-trick in a 7-2 win over Al's Bar. Owen Read (2), Jay Saunders and Jacob Mulligan were also on target.

At Farlington, Hatton Rovers moved up in joint second place in Division 5 - trailing AFC Prospect Farm Rangers on goal difference - with a 3-1 victory over Fratton Trades Reserves.

Rovers went ahead after Blue Singleton was clattered from behind and Spike Nkomo netted the resultant penalty.

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It was 2-0 at half-time after a delightful cross from Singleton was converted at the back post by Liam Karim.

The teams traded goals in the first 10 minutes of the second half - Mitch Powell capitalising on a defensive mix-up for Trades before Sean Payne became the third Rovers play to score for the second Sunday running.

Rio Le Ray led the spree with a hat-trick as AFC Bedhampton Village A trounced Freehouse Reserves B 11-2. Harry Shaw and Vincent Fairhurst both struck twice with Hudson Le Ray, Taylor Ward and Joe Broad also on target.

In the Adelaide Cup there were wins for Waterlooville Wanderers Reserves, AFC Farlington, Havant Town and AFC Prospect Farm Rangers.

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George Howden scored four times in Wanderers’ 6-3 win over Milton Park Rangers, while Alfie Warren hit a hat-trick in Farlington's 9-3 hammering of AFC Eastney.

Braces from Andy Bellinger and Lee Callaghan helped Prospect beat AC Copnor Reserves 5-2 win. And a Kane Drew treble was the highlight of Havant Town’s 4-3 success over Farlington Rovers.

An Allan Shaw hat-trick and a goal from Jack Barker saw CoPSL top flight side North End Cosmos draw 4-4 with Yateley in the Hampshire Sunday Senior Cup. But it was the Pompey side who progressed following a 4-3 penalty shoot-out win.

Brad Silvester’s treble helped Purbrook United defeat Mother Shipton 4-3.

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Callum Coker led FFC’s goal spree in their 12-2 London Cup thrashing of Bransbury Wanderers.

Coker netted five times with Jack Davies (3), Charlie Moore(2), Connor Jepson and Joshua Swan completing the round dozen.