Winchester 4-3 Alresford
Well that was a lot harder in the end than it should have been, poor defending and slack finishing as well as fantastic goalkeeping and a battling display to stay in it from
Alresford! Ultimately though we have got the job done and we are through to the semi finals of the Hampshire cup and I am delighted!
Fairly scrappy start but we soon settled and got ahead from Oli Bailey bundling in, we should have built on that though but failed to do so and let them back in 1-1 at the break.
2nd half we really turned the screw on them and they couldn’t really get out for long spells, we got ahead from Rob Carr and further ahead Coxy pen and should have been game dead! Countless chances came and went then they got a goal on the break and then another 3-3, we really had thrown it away!! Then up steps Coxy to finish it off 4-3! Great character for us to bounce back like that but criminal to have given them any chance to stay in it, sloppy defending and lack of finish (great goalkeeping too)...
Once again credit to Alresford for finding a way to stay in it and I wish them well for the season! Well done to my lads for a good result and progression to the semis! Now we have to get ready for Cinderford on Saturday!
Up the citizens!