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Havant and Waterlooville 3-0 Team Solent

By Henry Deacon (@H_Deaconmedia)

Alfie Rutherford's double ensured that a full strength Hawks side progressed through to the semi-finals of the Hampshire Senior Cup following a 3-0 home win over Team Solent.

Rutherford's second half break ensured a safe passage into the final four after Wes Fogden opened the scoring midway through the opening period. 

The result means that the Hawks remain unbeaten in the competition since September 2016. 

It was a full strength Hawks teams which faced the Sparks as the gaffer looked to give players match minutes before Saturday's league clash with Boreham Wood. 

The Hawks took control of the game right from the off, ensuring that the game was going to be played at their pace. 

But it would take until the 26th minute before the Hawks got the opener when a Rory Williams cross was deflected as far as Wes Fogden who lashed the ball into the back of the net. 

The opener seemed to give the Hawks confidence to continue pressing forward to make the scoreline more enphatic. 

Half an hour in and Alfie Rutherford has his first foray on goal when he sweetly struch a volley from the best part of 25 yards out which would hit the sidenetting. 

Seconds later it was Kabamba's turn to go for goal when the ball was played into him by Bradley Tarbuck, but his low stooping header went straight to Londros in the Solent goal. 

There was a injury worry for the Hawks concerning Bradley Tarbuck, who went down a couple of times in the opening period, and instead of risking any further implications to happen, Tarbuck was replaced by Jordan Rose before the break. 

And it was before the interval where the visitors had their best spell of the game with a couple of opportunities with Luke Bennett coming closest with a blistering volley from 25 yards out which stung Hawks keeper Ben Dudzinski, but ultimately did hold the ball. 

HALF-TIME: Havant and Waterlooville 1-0 Team Solent

The second half had a slow burning pace to it as the Hawks took total control of the game, stroking the ball around elegently across the surface. 

It would take until the hour mark before the second goal of the game came, and it would be a goal which doubled the advantage as Alfie Rutherford poked the ball home from close range after Nicke Kabamba's original effort was parried by the keeper in Rutherford's path. 

And the third came just 11 minutes from time as Rutherford bagged his brace as he cooly slotted the ball goalbound after Tyler Frost laid the ball into his path, before a short burst into the area saw him given the time and space needed to power the ball home. 

The final few moments of the game saw the Hawks control the game and have large, dominant spells of possesion, seeing them over the line and into the semi-finals, as Havant look for a third Hampshire Cup title in four years. 

FULL-TIME: Havant and Waterlooville 3-0 Team Solent

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