Eastleigh lose grip on county cup

Eastleigh celebrate 2012 HSC win

Eastleigh celebrate 2012 HSC win

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HOLDERS Eastleigh are out of the Hampshire FA Senior Cup.

The Spitfires sent a combination of youth and experience into battle against AFC Bournemouth’s development squad at New Milton Town last night.

They twice took the lead through Mark Hughes and Corey King against the young Dean Court professionals, but eventually bowed out in the quarter-final on penalties.

The turning point came late in normal time when, with Cherries’ Brandon Goodship having pulled it back to 1-1, Eastleigh had a King penalty brilliantly saved by Bournemouth ’keeper Benji Buchel.

They were still getting over that disappointment when, just a minute later, Charlie Basilone – one of several youngsters in the Eastleigh side - was sent off on his debut for a foul on Anthony Harris.

The Spitfires’ ten men rallied to lead 2-1 midway through extra time, but they were pegged back right at the death. Buchel went up for a corner and Jamal Bajandouh levelled with the last kick of the game.

Liechtenstein international Buchel was the hero of the night, making two more key saves in the penalty shootout as Bournemouth triumphed 4-3.

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3:19pm Wed 30 Jan 13

murfmeister says...

unfair on Eastleigh!
Why is Bournemouth's development team allowed to play in the Hampshire Cup? They arent even from this county.

Makes a mockery. Tough on all hampshire teams that come up against them

May as well have 2 or 3 teams in the FA cup under pseudonyms!!??
unfair on Eastleigh! Why is Bournemouth's development team allowed to play in the Hampshire Cup? They arent even from this county. Makes a mockery. Tough on all hampshire teams that come up against them May as well have 2 or 3 teams in the FA cup under pseudonyms!!?? murfmeister
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4:59pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Heathrowboy says...

afc bournemouth were one of the founder members of hampshire fa before boundary changes.Linesmans fault Refs fault FA's fault evreyones apart from the team not being good enough on the night!
afc bournemouth were one of the founder members of hampshire fa before boundary changes.Linesmans fault Refs fault FA's fault evreyones apart from the team not being good enough on the night! Heathrowboy
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6:48am Thu 31 Jan 13

peachy1 says...

Hello Heathrowboy : I heard they were unlucky
Hello Heathrowboy : I heard they were unlucky peachy1
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10:03am Thu 31 Jan 13

Heathrowboy says...

Depends on whose version of events!Not taking your chances or missing penaltys isnt unlucky-its being not good enough on the night.
Ungracious in defeat is something EFC are brilliant at lately.
Depends on whose version of events!Not taking your chances or missing penaltys isnt unlucky-its being not good enough on the night. Ungracious in defeat is something EFC are brilliant at lately. Heathrowboy
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7:21am Fri 1 Feb 13

peachy1 says...

Let's face it you should know so it must be true
Let's face it you should know so it must be true peachy1
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