Lions pick up cup final place

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Pickwick Youth Lions saw off Fareham Town Youth 3-2 in a thrilling South Hants Glass Portsmouth Cup semi-final played at Roko on Sunday.

Both teams were in great form as they defied the testing muddy conditions.

Thomas Dinsmore notched two goals for Pickwick and Billy Lay was also on the mark.

Oliver Southon and Joshua McCormick scored for Fareham.

Total commitment, team spirit and work ethic paid off for Pickwick who now look forward to the final.


Meon Milton Claridges secured their place in the South Hants Glass Portsmouth Cup final.

They held their nerve to win 5-4 on penalties after a 0-0 draw with a strong Cowplain outfit.

Reece Breedon stepped up to put the first penalty home.

Cowplain hit the crossbar with their first penalty which gave the Claridges the advantage.

Will Hedley, Louie Stone, Charles Oakwell-Boulton and captain George Burgess then converted to put the Claridges through 5-4.

It is 10 games undefeated now for the Claridges.

Manager Andy Breedon said: ‘It is all down to team work, hard training and commitment from all the players.’


Pickwick Lions were recently crowned South Hants Glass League A division champions.

They got the title on goal difference, with Havant & Waterlooville second.

Gosport FC Arrows finished in third spot – also on the same points as the top two.


Only one Mid Solent League clash survived the bad weather at this age group.

Crofton Saints Tigers went down 9-0 at Grayshott.

Jay Izzard, with two, Cameron Whitehead, Jamie Wiggins and Connor Redrup netted in the first half.

Izzard went on to complete his hat-trick and Redrup added a second. Ben Green and James Hall also netted.


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University of Portsmouth beat Crofton Saints Tigers 3-2.

Upchurch and Rabjohn scored the goals for the Tigers.

Freeman, Hodgkins and Mayes netted for University.


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Crofton Saints Panthers were edged out 6-4 by Locks Heath Lions Blues in their Mid Solent League mini-soccer clash.

Robertson hit a hat-trick, Bonavia scored two and Murdoch completed the tally for Lions Blues.

Pavey hit three and Lappin also scored for the Panthers.

Bishop’s Waltham Dynamos and Whiteley Wanderers Hawks drew 4-4.

Dawe and Evans both scored twice for the Dynamos with Smith, two, and a goal each from Ellyat and Lawrence for the Hawks.

Clanfield recorded a 5-1 win at home to Bishop’s Waltham Dynamos Sharks.

Wright and Barnden scored twice each and Morgan.