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Hampshire FA Sunday Veterans Cup Final

John Moody
Overton United 4 - Row United 2

Row started the match well with Neil Selby curling a shot over the bar early in the game. And they took the lead in the 14th minute when Glen Hunty lobbed 'keeper Dave Tasker.


Overton hit back and equalised in in 19th minute when Andy Tottman scored with a shot across the corner into the corner of the net. The goal gave Overton the push they needed and Richard Spiers put his shot just over the bar from a pull back ball in the box.


Row went in one -up at half time when Gav Evans scored from close range.


The early part of the second half saw Overton on top, Mark Keough put a long range shot wide, Andy Tottman forced the 'keeper into a good save and Robbie Perrett saw the 'keeper save his shot with his feet.


Row were not out of the game however and Mark Suchy put in a good run but Dave Tasker came out of his goal to smother the shot and he saved another from Andy Bullett.


With time running out Overton equalised in the 75th minute when Matt Aslet scored from close in and a few minutes later Dave Asker won the ball due to a mix up between the 'keeper and defender and lofted a lob into the empty net.


Right on time, Tom Bemberton clinched the cup for Overton after a good move presented him with a sitter.

The match was sponsored by R.S. Purdy Roofing Contractor.

The Player of the Match Award went to Overton's James Hemmings.


The Squads:

Row United: Stuart Harris, John Murphy, Ian Daniel, Andy Bullett, Peter Pike, Paul Stimpson, Gavin Evans, Glenn Hunt, Steve Noaks, Julian Sills, Anthony Millerick, Neil Selby, Tommy Carr, Philip Read, Mark Suchy and Keiron Mawar.


Overton United: Dave Tasker, Paul Edridge, Tom Pemberton, Steve Casswell, James Hemmings, Richard Spiers, Dave Asker, Nic Jupp, Robbie Perrett, Nic Turpin, Andy Tottman, Ross Soper-Dyer, Damian Hack, Matt Aslet and Mark Keough.