HARTLEY Wintney Youth team moved into the Hampshire Floodlit Cup final for the first time in the clubs history with this comprehensive 5-0 victory against Portsmouth’s development side.
On 20 minutes a mix up in the Portsmouth defence let in Adam Liddle who found himself one-on-one with the goalkeeper and hammered it home near side.
Pompey rallied and had a lions share of the possession, but for all their time on the ball they did not really create anything.
Hartley looked dangerous on the counter with Liddle and James Baxter in particular a constant thorn in the Pompey defence.
On 35 minutes, a well worked corner was hammered in left foot by James Vass.
Three minutes later, it became 3-0.
Another set piece and another corner, this time good work from Adam New was finished off by Liddle.
The second half saw Hartley start very strongly and within two minutes they were given a penalty, which Liddle converted for his hat-trick.
The teams fifth goal came when Reece Anderson found the Pompey goalkeeper stranded and James Baxter nodded past him and slid the ball into the empty net.
Hartley will now play Aldershot Town in the final, with the venue and date still to be decided.