Hayward scores twice for City of Portsmouth… Ladies hit five

Nadia Moore gets City of Portsmouth Ladies moving forward against Aldershot & Farnham seconds. Picture: Duncan Shepherd
Nadia Moore gets City of Portsmouth Ladies moving forward against Aldershot & Farnham seconds. Picture: Duncan Shepherd
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The City of Portsmouth men’s first team recorded a resounding 4-0 victory at Romsey.

A strong start saw the visitors take command of the match early on. 

A penalty corner enabled Pete Hayward to open the scoring.

The second half provided more reward for City of Portsmouth as they pressed hard and defended well.  

Ivan Boswell got the next goal, flicking high into the roof of the net from a tight angle.

Then Luke Parsons found himself unmarked on the back post and capitalised on his chance to make it 3-0.

Stu Avery was close to a third only to be denied a goal by the umpire.

Hayward then wrapped up the scoring with his second goal.

He netted a well-struck penalty corner which was too much for the Romsey keeper to deal with.

It was a weekend of mixed results with some difficult weather conditions overall.

City’s men’s second team were beaten 3-0 by Fareham fourth team at home.

The visitors were really strong and played well.

City had good periods of possession but they were unable to capitalise on the chances they created.

Fareham were clinical with short corners and City were unable to respond.

Despite a strong effort from City they were unable to net.

City of Portsmouth Ladies continued their bright start to the season in Hampshire League division one.

They recorded a 5-0 win at home to Aldershot & Farnham.

The Portsmouth team are fourth in the table with two wins from their three matches played.

Next they take on Basingstoke seconds who are currently in third position with the match taking place on Saturday.

In division five City of Portsmouth seconds are seventh in the table after one win and one defeat so far.

They earned victory in their opening match 4-1 at Havant seconds but on Saturday they lost 4-2 at Eastleigh seconds.

Next they play IBM Nomads at home on Saturday.