NEW Inn will contest the final of the Hampshire A Cup next month after beating Hook 5-1 in a semi-final at Brighton Hill on Saturday.
Matt Bennett converted Joe Richardson’s through-ball after just five minutes to put hosts New Inn ahead. The same player then hit the crossbar from the penalty spot but Hook levelled midway through the half, John Lancashire finding the net after a corner had been flicked on.
Shaun Searle’s long-range effort put New Inn back in front before half-time, but they had to wait until the 70th minute to make it 3-1, Chambers scoring from a Richardson free-kick. James Arris and Luke Richardson rounded off the scoring in the closing stages.
It was not such good news for Bramley United, who made their exit from the competition after losing 3-1 at Isle of Wight side Seaview at the quarter-final stage.
There was no score in the first half and Bramley took the lead through Phil Mark on 65 minutes. However, the hosts pulled level almost immediately and scored twice more in the final 15 minutes to tie up the win.
Popley will meet Overton United A in the semi-finals of the Peter Raynbird Cup this weekend after a comfortable 4-0 win over Hampshire Irons in the last eight.
Sam Bernard put them ahead on 25 minutes, while Adam Aimable’s double made it 3-0 at the break, with Stuart Austen adding a fourth in the second half.