Portchester suffer third cup exit of season

AFC Portchester suffered more cup misery as they were dumped out of the Hampshire Senior Cup in a 4-1 defeat at AFC Totton.

Tuesday, 17th September 2019, 11:14 pm
Updated Tuesday, 17th September 2019, 11:15 pm
Bradey Norton (red/black)
Bradey Norton (red/black)

It was a third cup disappointment of the season with Mick Catlin's side already knocked out of the FA Cup and Wessex League Cup.

Though AFC Totton play at a level above the Royals they were reduced to ten men five minutes before half-time.

The teams were level at the break 1-1, but it was the Southern League side who scored twice in the space of three minutes at the hour mark to seize the initiative.

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Another mistake towards the end sealed the Royals fate.

Earlier Bradey Norton had conjured up a 15th minute equaliser three minutes after the visitors had fallen behind.

Fareham Town endured a miserable night as they crashed 5-1 at Hartley Wintney.

There was no way back for the Reds who trailed 3-0 at the break.

Though they pulled a goal back, knocking in the rebound following a penalty save, that was as good as it got.

Baffins Milton Rovers also exited the competition with a 2-0 home defeat against Lymington Town.

The home side fell behind in the first half and a second goal three minutes from time confirmed their defeat.

Horndean suffered a 4-1 loss at Wessex Division One outfit Andover New Street.

Petersfield Town enjoyed FA Vase success with a 1-0 second qualifying round replay win against Sherborne Town at Love Lane.

Harry Bedford was the Rams hero with his 44th minute strike.