Corbett and Barnes go on a Wessex goal spree

FAWLEY AFC’s winless Sydenhams Premier Division run stretched to 16 games tonight, thumped 5-0 at home by Newport IoW.

The Islanders, who welcomed GC Giancovich back into the fold from East Cowes Vics, went two up through Freddie Knowles’ 18-yard strike and a Darren Powell header.

Mark Corbett smashed home Charlie Smeeton’s cross to make it 3-0 before going on to complete a hat- trick.

Newport, who had Smeeton sent off in stoppage time, have shot back up to second spot.

Fawley – away to Hamworthy on Saturday – remain deep in trouble second to bottom.

Gareth Barnes banged in the first four Christchurch goals in their 5-2 home tri umph over Verwood Town.

Marcus Cullen was also on target for Priory with Charlie Gajic and Jack Lovell (penalty) getting the Potters’ replies.

*PETERSFIELD Town will fly the Sydenhams One flag into the last eight of the Hampshire FA Senior Cup.

Having already won at Grigg Lane in the Sydenhams League Cup this season, Town again got the better of Brockenhurst last night with a 5-2 third round vic tory courtesy of Robbie Tambling, Lewis Hyde, Ryan Coker, Will Essai (penalty) and Joey Richardson.

Petersfield join AFC Portchester, Whitchurch United, AFC Bournemouth’s develop ment squad and Conference South quartet Gosport Borough, Basingstoke Town, Havant & Waterlooville and Farnborough in the quarter-final draw.


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