It was excitement all round last month as teams from Andover New Street Youth were in the Hampshire cup. Andover New Street Youth Club Secretary Lynda Richmond said ‘in the 30 years I have been involved in youth football, only over team has won this could and that was Andover New Street Youth over twenty years ago’
Sunday 16th January
Andover New Street U12’s progressed to the last 16 of the Hampshire cup with a 4-1 victory away at BTC Southampton.
New Street started well with Zac Nicholls going close and a fine save from the keeper to deny Zhion Ramirez. However shortly after a good run and cross from Simba Hope Mwerenga was turned in by Ramirez. Ramirez grabbed his second with a powerful run and finish to give New Street a 2-0 lead at half time.
The second half started the same as the first with New Street creating the chances and Kien Duke’s crisp strike beating the keeper at the near post made it 3-0. Zac Nicholls added the fourth with a fine finish before BTC grabbed a late consolation with the last kick of the game.
Without Kaysn Waite and Ben Aldridge all the players contributed to a fine win, with the ever reliable keeper Max Blake and the strong defence of Ryan Bett, Harley Burt, Jack George, Peter Kluth combined with the power and pace of Samuel-Jadon Antwi, Captain Rudi Martindale and Kiran Koshia in midfield helped New Street progress to the next round.
Saturday 22nd January
Andover New Street Girls U16s v New Milton Ladies U16s
The Hampshire cup quarter final took place on a very cold Saturday morning, Andover New Street only having the bare 11 players due to the Hampshire FA not allowing our more than competent 14yr olds to play.
The game started with great pace, impressive pressure from the midfield players pinging the balls out to both wings which really tested New Miltons defence.
New Milton started strong, a ball over the top found the striker, who’s shot was well saved by Annu.
The early pressure made Andover New Street step up and the home team started to press, resulting in the breakthrough, a great cross found Glover who’s shot was saved but was followed up by Jennings to put Andover 1-0 up.
Some impressive running from Olivia and Amelia Payne created space for the home team to press, New Miltons defense was on the back foot and a superb run from Olivia Payne found left corner 2-0.
The strength and work rate from Turpin and Evans in midfield ensured that possession was consistently won back.
Payne again found the target following up a well saved shot from Jennings, 3-0
Smith, Aldridge, Murphy and Wellesley-Davies in defence really frustrated the New Milton forwards, dealing with any danger comfortably.
Opportunities came thick and fast for the home team once again, Lilly Wellesley-Davies driving runs from the back paid off, starting the move from defence, driving forward, finding space in the box and finishing the move with a well deserved goal taking them to 4-0.
As the second half started New Street had the bit between their teeth and dominated on both wings with Glover and Murphy’s dazzling runs.
A run by Murphy down the right and a pinpoint cross found the impressive Evans who calmly slotted home scoring her 4th goal in 2 games.5-0.
As play continued the magnificent 11 continued, no doubt energy levels were running low, New Milton did try to break the defence however Smith and Aldridge’s determined tackles made sure of A second clean sheet in a row.
Wellesley-Davies continued to spray balls left and right and at times the home crowd were amazed at her control and passing!
The final goal came from a well worked right sided attack, Glover following up at the back post to hit home with a controlled finish. 6-0
Andover New street will now go into the semi-finals with the wind in their wings.
New Street Under 16 Girls
The Andover New Street U12 girls headed to Hamble in the 3rd round of the Hampshire Cup.
A nervous start was quickly forgotten and a wonderful through ball from midfield saw Alesha get us off the mark with a shot into the top corner.
Hamble kept battling but a strong defence from New Street kept the score at 1-0 until a chance bouncing high ball beat our goalkeeper making it 1-1 at half time.
A good team talk and the girls flew out of the blocks for the second half, some first class passing from the midfield, cut hamble apart and Lily slotted home to make it 2-1.
Hamble rallied and it took everything from the girls to keep them out, a fantastic diving save from Izzy in goal and a stunning goal line clearance from Molly at right back kept us in the game.
On the 52nd minute Abi intercepted a goal kick and beat the keeper down low making it 3-1.
New street now dominated every area of the pitch and from a corner Abi snuck a goal in on the near post. 4-1.
A top class performance from the girls!