Midweek saw the exit of both South Wonston Swifts and Overton United from the North Hants Senior Cup, both running Wessex League opposition close, writes Paul Proctor.
On Saturday there were again several postponements but we managed to get the second Hampshire Intermediate Cup semi-final played, another close game that went to penalties, with Bush Hill Reserves’ great run coming to an end as Paulsgrove grabbed a late equaliser and then prevailed 4-3 on spot kicks. They face Liphook United in the final on Friday May 4th. Congratulations to them.
In the Senior Division of the League Locks Heath moved back to the top with a 2-1 win over Winchester Castle, Charlie Cooper scoring the winner. Although they are top, three of the top five have several games in hand over them. One of the three, Infinity, moved their home game against Liss Athletic to the 3G at Front Lawn and were rewarded with a 4-0 win, Gary Fitzhorswell scoring two of them. After the top three there are five teams all on 37 points! Two of them, Stockbridge and Sway, both of whom have applied for promotion, played each other and visitors Sway won 3-0 to leapfrog their hosts in the table. Two goals for Ashley Booker. In the battle of the bottom two, Colden Common beat Hedge End Rangers 3-1 to move further away from them. Two early second-half Dave Paskins goals ensured the victory.
Only one game survived the weather in Division One but it was another top-two clash as Lyndhurst went back to the top with a 5-2 home win over Netley Central Sports. Christopher Pye was the star of the show, netting four goals.
Finally, in the Combination Division, in what must have been a cracker, Clanfield Res beat leaders Overton United Res 5-4.