Horndean maintained their 100-per-cent home record in the Wessex League premier division with a 3-1 win over Lymington Town at Five Heads Park.
Dave Carter’s side are in a good position, moving up to fifth with games in hand on the teams above them.
We were rock solid all game and if we had taken all our chances could have won by a lot moreDave Carter
‘It was a good, hard- working team performance against good opposition,’ said Carter.
‘We were rock solid all game and if we had taken all our chances could have won by a lot more.
‘Our striker Robbie Tambling could have had a hat-trick in the first five minutes.’
Tambling gave the hosts the perfect start, scoring in the first minute after an Ian Humble cross had been headed down to him.
Dan Woodward extended the lead on 28 minutes with a good run and shot into the far corner.
Substitute Gary Austin added a third goal, 15 minutes before the end, finishing well in a one-on-one with the Lymington goalkeeper.
The visitors snatched a late consolation in the final two minutes.
AFC Portchester had to settle for a 2-2 draw against Blackfield & Langley at Wicor Rec after playing the last half-hour with 10 men.
Ash Howes was sent off but manager Graham Rix felt his team could still have snatched a win.
‘We had chances late in the game but didn’t take them,’ said Rix.
Blackfield forged ahead early on before Alex Baldacchino struck twice prior to the interval.
First the striker profited from a Jason Parrish knock-down and then he curled in a free-kick from outside the area.
Blackfield equalised within 12 seconds of the restart in the second half.
A George Way strike earned Moneyfields a 1-0 win over Bemerton Heath Harlequins at Dover Road.
Way smashed a 25-yard shot into the top corner – 10 minutes into the second half – to settle the contest.
‘On his day George is a very good player and can be a match-winner,’ said Moneyfields manager Miles Rutherford.