AFC Portchester tase victory again

Nathan Lynch. Picture: Paul Jacobs (14629-10)
Nathan Lynch. Picture: Paul Jacobs (14629-10)
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AFC Portchester bounced back to winning ways with a 3-0 victory over Brockenhurst in the Wessex League premier division last night.

The Royals had Nathan Lynch sent off after an hour but they were already in command.

Lynch, George Wells and Jamie Musselwhite were all on target at Wicor Rec.

‘We got the reaction we wanted after the defeat at Bemerton,’ said director of football Mick Jenkins.

‘Once we got our noses in front that was it.’

Jake Thomson set up the Royals 20th-minute opener with a fantastic 40-yard burst.

He then picked out Lynch to tap in from close range.

Lynch teed up Wells to crisply drive home the second, before the best of the bunch came when an incisive break saw Louie Castles cross for Musslewhite to tap home his 25th goal of the season.

Lynch was then sent off for retaliation, leaving keeper Jon Webb to make a clutch of fine stops to preserve his clean sheet.

Fareham Town had Nick Tayler sent off as they slumped to a 5-1 defeat at Folland Sports.

‘After all the games we have played recently, the lack of bodies finally caught up with us,’ said Reds boss Matt Parr.

‘Conceding a goal after only 40 seconds didn’t help.

‘It was backs to the wall after that.’

Gary Austin provided a superb solo goal late on.

Moneyfields’ trip to Whitchurch United was postponed because of a waterlogged pitch.

Meanwhile, Bognor were held to a 0-0 draw by Kingstonian in the Ryman League premier division.

Doubles from Ollie Watts and Jason Parrish, along with a Danny Rimmer effort, saw Baffins Milton Rovers to a 5-0 mauling over Overton in the Hampshire Premier League Cup semi-final.

And in league action, Locks Heath beat QK Southampton 3-0, thanks to strikes from Matt Rain, Dave Dunkley and Mike Dark.