Moneyfields out to create club history against a team who have won their last 11 games

Moneyfields attempt to reach the Hampshire Senior Cup semi-finals on Tuesday night for the first time in the club’s history.

Monday, 27th January 2020, 11:15 am
Updated Monday, 27th January 2020, 12:25 pm
Lewis Fennemore, right, was on target when Moneyfields knocked Aldershot out of the Hampshire Senior Cup earlier this season. Picture: Duncan Shepherd

But in order to do so, they will need to end Andover New Street’s incredible winning streak.

Street’s home win over Laverstock & Ford at the weekend was their 11th successive victory in all competitions.

Nine of those wins have come in Division 1 of the Wessex League to catapult themselves into the position of title favourites.

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New Street have belted 21 goals in their last four league wins - 6-3 v Totton & Eling, 5-0 v Fawley, 6-0 v New Milton and 4-2 v Laverstock.

Gerson Ramos has struck 11 goals in just five appearances since arriving from Brockenhurst last month.

Moneys will be aiming to become the first visiting team to win at Foxcotte Park since October 15 - when Ramos scored a hat-trick in Brock’s 6-1 Russell Cotes Cup win.

New Street have only lost once in the league since collapsing 9-1 at Bemerton Heath on September 28.

That loss helps explain why they possess the leakiest defence of any team in the top seven of their division - and they have played fewer matches than anyone else as well.

The fact they have only kept three clean sheets in 20 league games will alert Moneys as to a potential weakness.

Boss Dave Carter will be selecting from a strong squad, but will rest some regulars in a bid to prevent any injuries ahead of this weekend’s crucial Southern League Division 1 South home clash with fellow strugglers Barnstaple.

‘I want to progress,’ said Carter. ‘Since I’ve been here the club’s finished in their highest ever league position and we’ve had our longest runs in the FA Cup and FA Trophy.

‘I don’t think we’d ever reached the quarter finals of the Hampshire Senior Cup before this season.’

New Street have already beaten two higher division clubs at Foxcotte Park en route to the last eight - a much-changed Horndean XI and Lymington Town.

Last season they came from behind to knock a youthful Pompey XI out 2-1 at home.

But Moneys have also knocked out higher division opposition - beating Aldershot 4-3 with goals from Connor Hoare, Lewis Fennemore, Ryan Pennery and Danny Burroughs.

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Eastleigh and AFC Bournemouth U23s are already through to the semi-finals of the Hampshire Senior Cup.

AFC Totton & Southampton U23s meet on Tuesday for the right to host Hawks in the remaining quarter final.