Joe Warren celebrates after getting the first goal in Hawks' win over Moneyfields under-18s Picture: Dave Haines

In pictures: Havant & Waterlooville Pro:Direct Academy progress into Hampshire Floodlit Cup final at the expense of Moneyfields under-18s

Havant & Waterlooville Pro:Direct Academy secured their spot in the Hampshire Floodlit Cup final.

By Lewis Mason
Saturday, 26th February 2022, 11:24 am

Joe Warren and Max Connolly got the crucial goals in either half as the Hawks' young guns claimed a 2-1 semi-final victory over Moneyfields under-18s at Westleigh Park on Thursday night.

Hawks were ahead inside five minutes with Warren on hand to bundle home from close range.

But Moneys were level before the break with Harry Close - brother of former Pompey and current Doncaster midfielder Ben - curling a superb free-kick effort into the net after 39 minutes.

But up stepped Connolly, heading home what would prove the winner 10 minutes after the restart, to ensure it was first-team player and Hawks’ youngsters head coach Joe Oastler's side who reached the county cup final.

Hawks will face either Camberley Town under-18s or Winchester Red u-18 in the final, who meet in the other semi-final on Thursday, March 10.

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