The Jam Boys continue their winning ways – but only just.

On a very cold evening when very few spectators ventured out, Whitchurch United seemed to struggle with what should have been a relatively easy game to beat rivals South Wonston Swifts in the first round of the Andover Open Cup.

The first half produced no goals but to be fair United did not find it easy as the visitors to Longmeadow ably held off all efforts by the Boys to score.

On around 70 minutes Scott Hassle started the scoring but United’s lead was short lived when 5 minutes later the visitors equalised. A further ten or so minutes later a penalty taken by Luke Walker placed United in the lead once more.

Scott scored his second after a sustained attack by United at the visitor’s goal. With the final whistle so close The Jam Boys must have thought that was how it was to remain, but South Wonston just piled on the pressure and managed to get their second goal in the final minute.

Well done to the Jam boys, but clearly South Wonston went home pleased with the effort they had put in and may have felt robbed of at least a tie if not a win.

Whitchurch United 3 – South Wonston Swifts 2

The next game is a Wessex League match on Saturday, at home against Fawley.

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