Fleet 1 Winchester City 6
Winchester reached the quarter finals of the Hampshire Senior Cup with a 6-1 win at fellow Southern League club Fleet. It was their third win at Fleet's Calthorpe Park ground and it was achieved on a night where both teams fielded mostly full strength teams.
Early on Howard Neighbour had a header tipped over the bar, while at the other end Danny King made two important interceptions at the expense of corners, one of them Ben Williamson. However a spectacular strike in the 13th minute from Stuart Green gave Winchester the lead.#
Ben White the Fleet captain had one shot blocked and shot over on one occasion, but Winchester also came close to adding a second with Adam Roberts setting up Feeney who shot wide and having other dangerous attacks.
Fleet drew level in the 35th minute through a lob from Rob Carr, but Winchester restored their lead a minute later thanks to a powerfully struck effort from Feeney.
Fleet's Ben Williamson put in a cross that no-one could get on the end of, but it required a spectacular r save to keep out a further effort from Feeney on the strike of half time.
Winchester though scored two early goals in the second half through Howard Neighbour and Joe Briggs to virtually end the match as a contest and although Noice was called on to make a couple of saves, one of them from Carr, Winchester always looked the more likely side to score again and Craig Feeney and substitute IK Hill who had replaced Feeney completed the scoring and Winchester who used all three substitutes could easily have added more on a very satisfactory night's work.
Barnstaple Town 1-3 Winchester City
(from Daily Echo)
Winchester City beat fellow Evostik Southern One (S & W) strugglers Barnstaple Town – after going 3-0 up in the first 33 minutes.
City began well, despite the 150-mile journey to north Devon, scoring three goals in ten minutes.
Captain Stuart Green opened the scoring, finding the bottom cotrner from Joe Briggs’ pass, and within a minute Craig Feeney doubled the lead after wriggling free of his marker.
Feeney then won a penalty dispatched by Howard Neighbour.
Barnstaple would have gone above Winchester had they won, but had to settle for a 51st-minute consolation goal, a fine volley from the edge of the area by Jack Jenkins.
They have now lost their last five, while City have their first league win for a month, after their previous two fixtures were abandoned and postponed.
Next up for City is a trip to Fleet Town in the Hampshire Senior Cup third round on Tuesday night.
Black armbands were worn and a minute’s silence observed by both clubs in memory of the 77 people who died, including several members of the Brazilian football team Chapecoense, in last Monday’s air disaster in Colombia.