About Match

Five unanswered second half goals saw the Hawks convincingly beat a youthful Portsmouth XI 7-0 in the Hampshire Senior Cup second round. 

Jonah Ayunga scored a hat trick after coming on at half time with Bradley Tarbuck scoring a brace. Alfie Rutherford and Chris Paul also got their names on the scoresheet.

The win keeps the Hawks’ hopes of a Hampshire Senior Cup hattrick alive.

Paul Doswell picked a strong starting XI with first team regulars and starts for Kingsley Latham, Jake Flannigan and Chris Paul gave them the chance to impress the gaffer.

Havant took the lead after seven minutes flooding the Portsmouth penalty area following chances on goal by Danny Kedwell and Alfie Rutherford, the ball fell to Brad Tarbuck on the edge of the box before rifling the ball into the back of the net.

Pompey came close to an equaliser ten minutes later when Charlie Bell had a go from the edge of the box, but his effort took a deflection deviating the ball away from goal.

Seconds later Danny Kedwell rose highest for a header following a good cross into the box but his effort dragged just wide of goal.

The Hawks doubled their advantage three minutes before half time when he found himself in space before he slotted the ball into the bottom corner.

HALF-TIME: Hawks 2-0 Portsmouth XI

Morealess from the restart the Hawks made the lead three and with it in effect secure their spot in the next round when Jonah Ayunga, who came on at the break, buried the ball into the bottom right corner from close range after the ball found him in space.

Three minutes later Alfie Rutherford pirouetted his way past the Portsmouth defence before having his shot on goal deflected.

Chris Paul scored the Hawks’ fourth on the hour mark when he had a shot from 25 yards out with his effort taking a wicked deflection before hitting the back of the net to get his first of the season in the Havant white.

And it was clear that the Hawks’ fitness levels and quality came to fruition against a technically good Portsmouth side who ran out of steam late on.

Havant made it five with nine minutes left to play when Ayunga got on the end of a good ball into the area before smashing the ball off the crossbar and into the back of the net.

Tarbuck then made it six four minutes later when from the edge of the area he lobbed Petar Durin in the Portsmouth goal.

The seventh came a minute from time and just in the nick of it for Ayunga to get his hat trick when he fired home from close range to complete the win.

FULL-TIME: Hawks 7-0 Portsmouth XI

Hawks XI: Latham, Straker, Walton, Beckwith, Magri, Kedwell (C), Tarbuck, Taylor, Flannigan, Paul, Rutherford.

Sub on: Ayunga

Subs not used: Worner, Drury

By Henry Deacon (@H_Deaconmedia)