Clean sweep for BHFL in County Cups
It couldn’t have been a better day for Hayward League sides in County Cup competitions with all four teams going through to the next round. Pride of place goes to East Christchurch SSC who, despite having had a difficult start in Division One, gave visitors Boyatt Wood an 8-1 thumping in the first round of the HAMPSHIRE FA JOHN WARD SUNDAY SENIOR CUP. Levi Ridealgh led the way with a hat-trick with Dave Midgley and Jamie Trimble adding two each while Dan Hancock weighed in with the other goal.
Bournemouth Athletic needed penalties to progress to the second round of the HAMPSHIRE SUNDAY TROPHY after finishing all square 2-2 against Old Boys Athletic thanks to goals from Luke Baker and Ash Damen. The Bournemouth side won the penalty shootout 5-4.
Murilo Alvez struck twice when AFC Burton put paid to AFC Hill Head Red in the first round of the HAMPSHIRE SUNDAY VASE with Diego Galusni, Scott Downer, and Dan Howting adding one each.
Meanwhile, in the DORSET SUNDAY CHALLENGE CUP, Shane Stanley were 3-0 winners in their first round tie with Admiral Hardy thanks to Jamie Minett and a couple of goals from Kyle Spyers.
Eleven goal blitz from Abbey
Hundred per cent Abbey opened up a commanding six point lead at the top of DIVISION ONE when they blitzed Talbot Rangers 11-1. Substitute Jamie Cooper notched a hat-trick with Luke Burbidge, Mickey Hubbard, and Josh Buck grabbing two each. Max Wilcock and John Webb were the other Abbey marksmen with Marcus Cullen scoring Rangers’ consolation goal from the penalty spot.
Meanwhile Liam Holland’s goal for Alderney Manor was to no avail when Bournemouth Manor opened their points account with Brad Connell scoring both goals to give them the verdict 2-1.
Parkstone pair grab hat-tricks
Andy Pugh and Matt Knight both bagged hat-tricks when Parkstone overpowered NMO 8-3 in DIVISION TWO. Dylan Bennett scored the other two Parkstone goals while Matt Hillyar, Liam Lavis, and substitute Aidan Lacey replied for NMO.
East Christchurch Athletic remain three points clear at the top of the table after Jayden Taylor, Jake Warry, Nick Magee and substitute Pat Correia ensured a 4-1 victory over Bournemouth Sports Mercury whose goal came from Ollie Bolton.
TGC were also 4-1 winners, going second after upended Scott V courtesy of Liam Carpenter, Josh Saul, and a couple of goals from Ollie Smith. Joe Singer was the Scott V scorer.
Kirkfield and Rushmere share spoils
The top of the table clash in DIVISION THREE between leaders Kirkfield United and unbeaten Rushmere produced an eventful game. Dani Mirto opened the scoring for Kirkfield midway through the first half after Rushmere had a goal disallowed. Rushmere equalised through Jack Walter following a corner six minutes into the second half. It was then Kirkfield’s turn to have a goal ruled out. They were left hanging on for a 1-1 draw in the closing stages however when they were reduced to nine men with Carlos Galvis getting a second yellow card and Deano Bashford going into the sin bin.
Pete Jones and Ocean Smith netted for Kraken Sports but AFC Stourvale move up to second place after just getting the better of them 3-2 thanks to Nathan Redwood and a couple of goals from Ben Sullivan.
Ayrton White’s hat-trick for AFC Wimborne was to no avail when West Moors had the upper hand 5-3 in the basement battle courtesy of Lewis Girvin, Jay Puleston, Ryan Goulding, and a couple of goals from Callum Clayton.
In the other Division Three game JP Morgan were 4-0 winners against Boscombe Celtic thanks to Luke Brown, Henry Scanlon and substitutes Elliott McDade, and Nathan Evans.
100% Rovers have the edge
DIVISION FOUR pacesetters Poole Rovers maintained their perfect record when Lewis Worrell’s brace and a goal from Charlie Shears gave them the edge 3-2 against Grange Athletic who replied with a couple of goals from Connor Doe.
Nearest rivals Boscombe Celtic Reserves also have maximum points and they poleaxed Bournemouth Poppies 6-0 through Alex Hawey, Carl Phillips, Jordan Picken, Carl Charman, and a couple of goals from Alex Rankin.
Poole Wanderers now lead the chasing pack after shading it 2-1 against Allegro Park Rangers thanks to Shaun Page and a Ryan Musselwhite penalty. Ruben Fernandez was the Allegro scorer.
Broom sweeps Academy aside
Sam Broom swept Academy aside with a four goal blast when Woodville Wanderers upended them 5-3 in DIVISION FIVE. Substitute Aaron Towers was the other Woodville marksman while Academy replied through Lloyd Wallen and a couple of goals from Sam Brian.
Forest United lead the table with maximum points after Louie Dacombe, Keiran Rudge, and Reece Miller gave them the verdict 3-2 against Wallisdown Wanderers who replied through Rhys Huggett and Zac Nicholls.
Alderney Manor Reserves are hot on their heels after getting the better of Bourne 5-3 thanks to Toby Williams’ brace and further goals from Matt Warden, Tommy Davies, and Matt Pursey.
Ellis George nabbed a hat-trick in West Howe Reserves’ 6-1 triumph over Upton Sociedad with Lloyd Hemming and a couple of goals from Brandon Hamerston polishing off the visitors who replied through Reece Westwood.
Kebba Belajo netted for AJ but they went down again when P.T.L.C. upended them 3-1 through Jack Simpson and a couple of goals from Jordan Mann.
Warriors no match for big guns
Wessex Warriors became the latest cannon fodder for DIVISION SIX big guns Camerons Reserves who pulverised them 18-0, taking their goal difference to a massive 38-0 from just three games. Fernando Da Silva plundered five with Ryan Ashford and Adam Louka bagging four each. There were two apiece from Greg O’Mallo and Samir Bessalem with Stu Langrish and Troy Turner completing the rout.
Nick Thomas struck for pacesetters Southside Vipers but Parkstone Athletic toppled them 6-1 with goals from Louis McWilliams, Kyle Joyce, Storm Graham, Ryan Scadding, Jake Firth, and Davey Lucas to go second on goal difference to Camerons.
Adam McCelland and Declan Nailen netted for Woodville Wanderers but Rushmere Reserves were 5-3 winners thanks to Adam Lissenburg, Mike Sill, Taylor Wake, and a couple of goals from Josh Hill.
In the other Division Six game Edd Watts and Charlie King gave New Milton Borough the edge 2-1 against Nelson Athletic who replied through Nick Burton.
Honours even between leading pair
The leading pair in DIVISION SEVEN both emerged with unbeaten records intact when Joe Bennett and Jamie Reeks earned leaders Boscombe Celtic “A” a 2-2 draw with nearest rivals Muscliff Dynamos who replied through Lee Pearson and substitute Joe Syddall.
Tyler Bloor notched a hat-trick when Hordle Spurs Reserves gave Longfleet a 7-1 drubbing. Alfie Bloor bagged a brace with Gary Parsons and an own goal completed Spurs’ tally while Alfie Allard scored Longfleet’s consolation goal.
Callum Rayner struck twice in Branksome Liberal’s 5-1 victory over Bournemouth Sports Lions. Rob Quinn, Lewis Sherwood, and Shaun Mudd were the other Branksome scorers as they swept into a five goal lead before the interval while substitute Kaine Grayden scored Lions 71st minute consolation goal.
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