HIGHLIGHTS: HAMPSHIRE FA UNDER 15's CUP FINAL

18th March 2018 - Rachel Richardson, Alex Barnes & Talia Jones

Newport (IOW) have won the Hampshire FA Saturday Under 15's Cup Final with a 2-1 victory over Havant & Waterlooville at Alton FC.

Highlights of the match are available in the posted video. 

The full match video and extended highlights (without commentary), as well as a copy of the YouTube highlights, are available to order as downloads from the football section of our Online Store (click here for the direct link). 

In a closely fought battle between two evenly matched teams, it was Newport, playing in red, who struck first. 

A short goal kick, which unfortunately caught out our videographer who was making an adjustment, ultimately resulted in a long range lob from Ben Snow which settled in the back of Havant's net. 

A second goal would follow for the Isle of Wight based club on the counter attack after the half time break. A long ball forwards fell to Jaik Holton, who created himself a yard of space and slotted the ball to give his side a 2-0 advantage. 

Havant bravely battled back late on, first forcing an excellent reaction save from goalkeeper Fraser Law before a diving header from Sonny Harnett Balkwill reduced the deficit in the closing stages. 

Newport held their nerve and were able to run down the clock, seeing out the game and winning the Under 15's cup.

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