Beastly Eastleigh dine out in goal glut

CSSFL Round up

By John May

EASTLEIGH Town emerged from the smoke and dust of a spectacular goal-fest to book a place in the second round of the DR Ryder Trophy.

Usually, if you score five goals in a game, you might expect to win it, but Wyvern Youth Athletic discovered that did not apply in their case, as they were on the wrong end of a 9-5 scoreline.

Mitch Ward, Demey Effiwatt, Harry Stevens and Makki Lammach did the biz at the right end for Wyvern but the forwards’ efforts were not echoed by the defence as Dan Page (3), Charlie Smith (2) and singles from Nathan Roles, Ryan Farrant, Arron Freeman and Kieran Brockway took Eastleigh through.

Sam Bessant’s hat-trick spearheaded AFC Netley’s smooth passage into the next round, courtesy of a 6-0 win over AFC Redbridge. Jack Hutchings, Jamie Keytes and Josh Mitchell completed the scoring.

Cranbourne sneaked through 3-2 against Boorley Green, Craig Scott, Tommy Crump and Jodh Bond on the money for Cranbourne, with Olie Shapland doing his best to rescue the situation with a double.

Same for Horton Hawks where Harvey Dyson, Jack Ormiston and Tom Wheeler saw them home 3-2 against FC Phoenix, with Jonathan Townsend and an og replying.

London Airways took advantage of a Royale Marine team hit by half-term absences and player defections to notch a 6-2 win. Rick Handley, Christos Charalampos, Connall Royle, Christy Cerney, James Moriarty and Tom Brooker guided the air traffic controllers home, with Jake Morris and Arvin Dir replying for Marine.

Josh Helm’s double took BTC Sunday Reds through to the second round of the Charlie Godden Trophy at the expense of Newchester, for whom Ben Taylor replied.

In league action, Landguard Rovers sealed their first Division One win of the season in style with a 6-0 thumping of Wildern Wanderers. Doubles from Stephan Gustave and Jones Moyo were added to with singles from Keith Tafadzwa and Hussain Mubarez.

Ethan Madden, James Carter and Cam Bridge were on target as Taurus beat Madeinheath United 2-0.

AFC Shirley made it five wins from five starts to sit proudly at the top of Division 2 with a 7-0 thumping of winless AFC Riverside. Harrison Vidler scored twice ,with Nehal Mehta, Jordan Smith and Harrison Yeadon among the other scorers.

But Langley Tavern are breathing down their necks and made it four wins from four with a 6-2 thumping of Mottisfont. It was doubles all round for Zac Willis, Ryan Kilford and Jos Munro for the Tavern with Jason Gradidge and Pedro Fernandes grabbing some consolation for ‘Font.

South Coast took advantage of Marchwood’s inactivity to move level on points with them and with a game in hand  at the top of Division 6 with an 8-1 thumping of the luckless Montagu.

Mark Haynes’ fivesome and singles from Rickham Phillip-Venus, Errol Carter-Otway and Tremayne Moore handed out the punishment to leave Montagu still looking for their first point of the season.

Paxton kept themselves in the mix with a 5-4 win over AFC Hiltingbury. Etan Bartlett, Bailey Barnes, Josh Todd and George Shotton (2) nipped Paxton home, despite a hat-trick from Oliver Burroughs and a Gary Howard single,

Riverside Rivers and AFC Netley Reserves maintained the Division 6 goal glut with a ten-goal thriller, with Riverside emerging 6-4 winners. George Lucas took time off from making Star Wars movies to notch a double alongside Luke Neal, with Charlie Keenan and Jack Hamon adding singles.

Connor Brown (2), Callum Wookey and Thanos Papadimopoulos replied for Netley.

Rattley by name, Rattle by nature as Charlie rattled in six in Linden Tree’s 12-0 thumping of Solent Sports to move them top of Division 7 on goal difference. Harry Cousins and Bradley O’Sullivan both netted twice, with Dylan Emm and Max Westerman adding singles for Lindon who made it four wins from four and have a game in hand over Solent Sports Hamble in second place.

Southern Sports Youth moved away from the immediate danger zone with a first win of the season, a 4-0 win over the luckless Bombay Boys.

Wimpson made it five wins from five at the top of Division 8, Josh Rose (2_, John Callaway and an own goal cementing a 4-0 win over Barleycorn A.

Hot on their tails are Bursledon Utd who maintained their 100 percent win record, with Mackenzie Collins (2), Adam Comber and James Spratt easing them to a fourth win over M&T Sunday.

Gareth James, Cameron Early, and Joe Lovell sank doubles as Montfort thumped AFC Eastleigh 7-1. Brandon Sinclair made it seven up, with Shane Long replying for Eastleigh.

The goals were certainly shared around in AFC Southside’s 7-2 win over Halfway Inn Reserves.

Halfway led 2-1 at half-time thanks to goals from Jordan Basset and Alex Staniforth, but Southside turned the game on its head in the second half and romped home thanks to goals from Nathan Gibson, Sam Smith, Scott Knight, Kieron Roper, James Elmore, Daniel Davies and Billy Edwards.