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Portchester take the honours
AFC Portchester 6 Bursledon 0
AFC Portchester, of Hampshire County League Division Two, lifted the Invitation Cup with a fine 6-
Goals at either end of a well contested first half had given them a cushion but a devastating burst through the early part of the second half sealed a convincing victory for the Division Two title challengers.
Ellie Hooker opened the scoring in the second minute and it took Bursledon a while to settle into the game. However, the Dons were soon on the attack and testing Portchester keeper Roxy Roberts with a couple of long range efforts with an Izzi Pouncy 20-
Steph Hettle was closest to an equaliser, beating Roberts to a through ball but firing just wide on the turn on 43 minutes. Right on the break, Aimee Hall-
On the restart, Portchy went further ahead through Shannon Woods. Eilidh Currie nearly added another with a solo run and shot off the post but helped set up the fourth for Bella Longyear on 63 minutes.
Two more goals before the 70 minute mark completed the scoring. A fine finish by player of the match Ella Wilson was added to by Hall-
Symons distinguished herself with two further excellent saves as Portchester turned on the style in the closing stages and skipper Roberts had a much quieter second half before stepping up to lift the Invitation Cup at the end of an enjoyable and well supported HCWGL Finals day.
AFC Portchester: Roxy Roberts, Emma Pickering, Kayleigh Merrett, Brooke Marshall, Shannon Woods, Chloe Nichols, Ava Colbourne, Ella Wilson, Ellie Hooker, Sam Jennings, Eilidh Currie. Subs: Aimee Hall-
Bursledon: Nikki Symons, Emma Holmes, Michelle Baker, Charlie Drake, Beth Dennis, Hayley Anderson, Kirby Anderson, Leah Holloway, Nikita Rahman, Steph Hettle, Izzi Pouncy. Subs: Carla Mountford, Alice Fisher, Ellie Massingham, Tash Drake, Emily Smith.