Fareham sink Portchester... Carter’s Moneys are spot on... Services shine... Delight for Deans

Bradey Norton, Ashley Howes and Aaron Camp do battle in the Wessex League Cup. Picture: Neil Marshall
Bradey Norton, Ashley Howes and Aaron Camp do battle in the Wessex League Cup. Picture: Neil Marshall
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Fabulous Fareham Town dumped Wessex League Cup holders AFC Portchester out of the competition with a thrilling 3-2 win at Wicor Rec.

The Reds were rewarded for their superb display of pace and power in the first half with goals from Bradey Norton and Jake Gale.

The Royals pulled a goal back before the break through Joe Bye but the visitors restored their two-goal lead with a second Norton goal five minutes from time.

Jason Parish set up a tense finale with a goal two minutes from time but the Reds held out to win.

‘It is a great result for us, though I would rather it been three league points,’ said Fareham boss Steve Stone.

‘We could easily have been three up before they scored.

‘The second half proved to be a lot more physical and a disciplined, well-organised rearguard action was required.’

Dave Carter had goalkeeper Cameron Scott to thank for his winning start in charge of Moneyfields.

Scott proved the hero in a penalty shoot-out to edge out Bournemouth Poppies in the League Cup.

With the teams deadlocked on four penalties each, Scott stepped up to convert their fifth penalty.

He then dived low to keep out the Poppies spot-kick and send his side through.

Earlier Bobby Scott had given the visitors the lead in extra-time before the Poppies levelled.

‘The players reacted well to our new shape and created plenty of opportunities,’ said Moneys boss Carter.

‘As a team they had conceded 18 goals in their last four games so the focus was on being tighter at the back.’

Goals from Callum Coker and James Rolfe saw United Services take the scalp of premier division side Hamworthy United.

Coker struck after 29 minutes with a 67th-minute Rolfe goal sealing the win.

In the Wessex League premier division Horndean caretaker-manager Gav Spurway guided his side to an impressive 4-1 success over Andover Town at Five Heads Park.

Robbie Tambling scored twice, with a strike from Nathan Paxton and an own goal sealing the win.