BLACKFIELD & Langley’s hopes of pulling off a cup treble were sunk in a penalty shootout tonight.

The Watersiders, already through to the Hampshire FA Senior Cup final (and the semis of the Southampton Senior Cup), had been hoping to follow suit in the Sydenhams League Cup.

But, having swept aside AFC Portchester 3-0 in the Premier Division on Saturday, they were held 1-1 after 90 minutes by the Royals in tonight’s end-to-end semi-final.

Trailing to a first-half Dan Wooden free-kick for Portchester, Blackfield hit back soon after the break when Franklyn Clarke got on the end of Craig McAllister’s cross.

It needed a great save by B&L goalkeeper Brad Snelling to prevent Nathan Kirby heading Portchester back in front, but it was Snelling’s opposite number Lewis Noice who emerged as the hero when the tie went to penalties.

The ex-Eastleigh and Winchester City stopper excelled in the shootout, making three saves to send the Royals through 3-2.

The other semi-final is between the winners of the delayed Fawley/Hamble Club quarter-final tie and Cup holders Sholing.

To cap a disappointing night for Blackfield, Andover Town took another giant stride towards the Sydenhams Premier title with a 2-1 home win over Lymington Town.

Zach Glasspool netted his 31st goal of the season and Mike Gosney struck from the penalty spot before Lymo hit back late on.

Comeback of the night belonged to Horndean who pulled themselves back on terms three times at Amesbury Town before two Benny Read goals swung it 5-3 in their favour. Ash Howes, Harry Jackson and Mark Smith also scored for the Deans.

Amesbury remain second-to-bottom on goal difference from Newport, who lost the Isle of Wight derby 4-2 to Cowes Sports.

John McKie (3) and Connor Furmidge did the damage for 19th-placed Cowes, who are now 12 points clear of the bottom three.

Elsewhere Hamble Club lost 2-1 at home to Baffins Milton Rovers and Shaftesbury pipped Bournemouth Poppies 1-0. Sholing’s scheduled home game against Portland United was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

It was quite a night for Brett Stanley who struck four times for Romsey Town in a 5-1 Sydenhams One triumph at Folland Sports. Tom Ashton (penalty) was also on target for the promotion-chasing Bypass Boys.

League leaders Christchurch looked to be heading for only their second league defeat of the season when they fell behind to two Pepe-Chino Smith goals at Ringwood Town.

But a brace of Harvey Wright headers swung the game back in the balance before Max Wilcock 87th-minute winner tipped it 3-2 in Priory’s favour.

Third-placed AFC Stoneham were outgunned 3-1 at home by US Portsmouth, who are up to fourth.

By the time Ben Clarke scored for the Purples, Mig Dark and Carl Glen had already put the Portsmouth visitors 2-0 up. James Franklyn had the last word.

Hythe & Dibden took an early lead at Alton, but goals by Scott Sanderson and Ryan Thomas turned it round 2-1 to the hosts.

Havant & Waterlooville are now four points clear at the National League South summit after a 1-0 home win over Wealdstone.

The match looked to be heading for a stalemate until Alfie Rutherford followed up on the rebound from Wes Fogden’s shot with 87 minutes gone.

No such luck for basement boys Gosport Borough in the Evo-Stik South Premier.

Borough seized a 23rd-minute lead through Rowan Vine at Bishops Stortford following great work by Pat Suraci, but second-half goals from Jordan Westcott and Darren Foxley condemned them to a 2-1 defeat.

Bemerton Heath Harlequins were blown away 9-0 by three-leagues-higher Chippenham Town in the semi-finals of the Wiltshire Senior Cup at Melksham.