Rams raided as Portchester grab win

Jordan Neal Pic: Neil Marshall
Jordan Neal Pic: Neil Marshall
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PETERSFIELD TOWN crashed out of the Red Insure Cup with a 4-2 loss in their derby with Winchester City.

Winchester got off to a good start after three minutes when a low cross across the six-yard box was met by Gary Norgate and the Petersfield defender, on his debut, put the ball into his own net.

However, Petersfield made it 1-1 after 10 minutes when Danny Thompson curled a ball through to Jordan Neal on the edge of the box and he slotted a great shot past keeper Brendon Norris.

A dramatic period before the break saw Petersfield take the lead when Joe Briggs curled his effort past the keeper. But the Winchester reply was immediate when a long ball evaded the Petersfield back line and Warren Bentley poked a low shot past Anthony Ender.

Petersfield got off to the worst possible start to the second half after they went 3-2 behind after 48 minutes.

Winchester broke quickly and Bouwe Bosma had the time and space to shoot across Ender and into the bottom corner

On the hour mark Petersfield were reduced to 10 men when Ryan Woodford was harshly shown a straight red card after reacting to a poor tackle.

Winchester sealed victory on 78 minutes when sub Adam Roberts buried his shot from the edge of the box.

Meanwhile, AFC Portchester returned to winning ways with a 2-0 win at Verwood Town in the Wessex League. New signing Geoff Dunn and in-form Louis Castles got the goals.