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It was a case of ‘get me from the church on time’ for Moneyfields as they knocked Western League Cadbury Heath out of the FA Cup at Dover Road.

Star striker Steve Hutchings missed the first half to attend his sister’s wedding.

But the Copnor club had a car ready to whisk him back for the second period.

And the gamble paid off with Hutchings netting his side’s second in a 2-1 triumph.

Stuart Green had given them a first-half lead and, while Heath grabbed a late consolation to set up a nervy finale, Moneys eased through.

‘It was a workmanlike performance,’ said manager Miles Rutherford.

‘We played well within ourselves but getting into the next round was the priority.’

Fareham Town were singing in the rain with an impressive 4-1 win over Bemerton Heath Harlequins at Western Way.

The Reds came from behind to secure their passage into the next round in fine style.

‘It was an excellent team performance,’ said Reds boss Matt Parr.

‘We stepped up the gears and the youngsters showed a lot of character not to cave in when they fell behind.’

John Wilson levelled on the stroke of half-time following good work by Sam Knight.

The visitors then dominated the second half, deservedly adding further goals from Ash Tattersall, Wayne Boud and Knight.

A double from Nathan Kirby and a goal from Louie Castles helped AFC Portchester to a 3-1 win over Team Solent.

And a first-half hat-trick from Lenny Burney set Horndean on their way to a 7-2 win over Western League Calne Town at Five Heads Park.

Gavin Spurway, Dan Hayes, Nathan Paxton and Rob Desport also found the net as Horndean set up a derby at Petersfield, who beat Blackfield & Langley 4-3 at Love Lane, in the next round.

n Apologies to Moneyfields and reporter Neil Marshall after Saturday’s Sports Mail mistakenly suggested the Dover Road club played Folland Sport in the FA Cup.