Jesse Waller-Lassen came via Tottenham Hotspur’s academy to become the hero of Team Solent’s Southampton Senior Cup final 3-2 victory over Hamble Club at St Mary’s last night.

The striker, who studies at Southampton Solent University, netted twice and assisted ex-Arsenal academy player Sam Byles for the winner late-on after The Students had let a one goal lead slip.

In a battle of the newly-crowned champions Hamble, the Hampshire Premier League winners, took a 2-1 lead into the break against the new Sydenhams One holders.

James Thomson cancelled out Waller-Lassen’s fifth minute opener before the ex-Sholing frontman struck powerfully on 37 minutes for the lead.

Waller-Lassen posed Solent’s biggest threat all evening, with his lightening pace and quick feet, and slotted home the opener just five minutes in as he went one-on-one with keeper Ben Kneller.

Hamble, though, weren’t about to let the floodgates open for the young and hungry students.

With a wealth of non-league experience running through the team, Scott Marchant’s side turned the game on its head in a five minute flurry starting on 32 minutes.

They were on level terms as Thomson reacted quickest to tap home from close range after Solent stopper Tom Taylor failed to gather in Liam Crook’s free-kick.

Thomson’s second was hit with such velocity on the left of the box that it span into the net even after Taylor made a reaction save to stop it going in the opposite corner.

Although Hamble could have quite easily extended their lead, Solent never gave up in the second period.

With just 14 minutes left Waller-Lassen lashed home inside the box to put Hamble’s backs against the wall.

And, then, with little more than seven minutes left on the clock, Waller-Lassen showed his Premier League pedigree to run onto a through ball and square to Byles, who took a touch before slotting home.

Hamble's Danny Cox was then sent off in the closing stages.