Havant number eight Ali Ramus guided his team to a half century of points in a convincing second-half display in the Gales Hampshire Cup final.

Ramus put in some tremendous work all round the field, linking Havant's forwards and backs in some scintillating rugby as his team went on to beat Andover 50-13. Only resolute defence from the latter, who did not give up until the final whistle, stopped this being a very one-sided affair.

Andover went into a half-time ahead thanks to winger Dan Pearson's scintillating run.

Havant, however, woke from their slumber in the second half.

Scrum half Grant Morris was organising his forwards well and was a constant worry to the Andover back row. From forward pressure Ramus opened his try account for the afternoon with a neat catch and drive from a lineout.

Tries by Anton Petzer, Morris and Chris Bember powered Havant ahead before Ramus scored his second try as the pack drove over from 12 yards out.

A Marc Wilding penalty was all Andover had to show for their efforts in the second half.

Ramus rounded off a good day by touching down for his hat-trick in a move that started in Havant's own 22.

l Southampton Solent University will take on Farnborough in the Hampshire Plate final after defeating Southampton RFC 19-17 in their semi-final.

In a strange game that saw six players who play for Southampton in the league playing for the university in this game.

Southampton captain Marcus Coffin said: "We scored three good tries but in the end we were punished by poor indiscipline and it cost us the game.

"We wish Solent good luck for the final."

Saints' tries came from Julian Robins, Andrew Dimot and long-serving player coach and former captain Tony Cador, who is emigrating to New Zealand next week.

In the other semi-final, Farnborough overcame Isle of Wight 23-12.