GOALS from Jordan Grant, Alex Jupp and Chris Morris earned Overton United a 3-0 victory over QK Southampton as they maintained their excellent form in the Hampshire Premier League.
On a sticky pitch, hosts Overton made a decent start and took the lead on 14 minutes, Jordan Grant bundling the ball home to end a goalmouth scramble following a corner.
No further goals were forthcoming before half-time, with the hosts wasting a few chances, but Overton doubled their lead early in the second period, Alex Jupp volleying home Ben Dibbern’s cross.
QK looked to force their way back into the game but Overton survived a couple of scares before getting back on top. Dave Parry hit the crossbar before Chris Morris completed the scoring, running from inside his own half, beating two defenders and the goalkeeper, before firing home.
The result means Overton sit second in the table, just one point behind the leaders with games in hand.
Manager Titch Bloomfield said: “It was not our best performance to be fair – but a win’s a win at this stage of the season. They made it difficult for us but once we got the first goal, the result was never in doubt and we deserved three points.”
Next up for Overton is a trip to Bournemouth to face Sway in the quarter-finals of the Hampshire Intermediate Cup.
Bloomfield added: “Sway are one of the top sides in the Bournemouth League and I am expecting a difficult game. I expect them to be a good, well organised side.
“Things are going really well at the moment. The momentum is with us and we just have to go out and perform on Saturday. Hopefully that will see us through to the semi-finals.”