HARTLEY Wintney claimed the local football bragging rights and a trip to Cinderford Town in the next round of the FA Cup after winning their replay with Basingstoke Town 1-0 on Tuesday night..

A bumper crowd of 620 turned up to see a very close replay, which was ultimately decided by a penalty scored by former Town striker Sam Argent.

Hartley made two changes to the side which drew on Saturday 2-2 at Basingstoke, with Adam New and Adam Everiss back in the starting XI ahead of Louie Paget and Luke Perkins.

Town made just one change with Jack McKnight into the line for Shane Hollamby.

It was Basingstoke who started the better and forced the first corner after four minutes. From the kick a chance was created for Charlie Kennedy who saw his shot charged down on the edge of the box.

Hartley responded and on 10 minutes a cross from Adam Everiss was almost converted by Sam Argent.

A minute later, a powerful shot from 20 yards by Steven Duff, produced a good stop from Colm McAdden in the visiting goal.

In the early stages, like on Saturday, Sam Smart trickery and pace caused the Row defence problems.

On 17 minutes a shot from distance by the young striker found Paul Strudley well positioned to save.

Basingstoke gained a slight edge and two minutes later Ben Wright headed over a cross by Michael Atkinson.

On 23 minutes the same pair combined and an off balance Wright headed high and wide.

Hartley had a good spell approaching the half hour.

On 29 minutes a long free-kick from Dean Stow on the right found the head of Steve Noakes who saw his effort pushed past the post.

From the resulting corner Liam Eagle saw his effort saved by McAdden.

The last chance of the half, saw Ben Wright out muscled Steve Noakes and go clear of the Harley defence. However his effort found Strudley well positioned to save.

As in the first half it was Town who started the better and Paul Strudley was quickly called into action to cut out a dangerous cross.

Hartley responded and on 50 minutes a snap shot from Jack French went narrowly past the post.

Play went down to the other end and Tom Wohifel tried a shot which found Strudley well placed to save.

The Row had a good spell approaching the hour mark and made the decisive breakthrough.

On 57 minutes Paul Hodges burst into the penalty box before being upended.

A strong penalty appeal from the Hartley crowd was waved away, but almost immediately referee Sunny Gill was pointing to the penalty spot after Sam Argent was brought down. Argent stepped up and scored with a strong shot.

Town responded well and on 74 minutes a well worked free kick on the left saw a good shot from Wright pushed around the post by Strudley.

A few minutes later, Marcus Johnson-Schuster combined with Sam Deadfield but the former’s finishing effort was well wide.

For the remainder of the match Basingstoke attacked but were unable to make any impression on a resolute Hartley defence.

In the final stages the added time board of seven minutes left the Row followers with frayed nerves.

However the final whistle saw much joy for the local villagers following a memorable victory.

A delighted Hartley joint manager Daniel Brownlie said: "The one word I would use to describe our performance tonight was togetherness .

"It was a great squad as well as team effort. This togetherness has been growing since the start of the season and this squad should stand us in good stead as we move forward."

"Although we were underdogs we felt we had a real chance as we obviously know; being locals; a lot about the Basingstoke team."

His fellow joint manager Anthony Millerick added: "We knew it would be a tight match after Saturday and so it turned out to be.

"On the back of the success over the past few seasons we have a winning mentality and it seems to come to the fore in close matches.

"With strikers like Sam Argent and Paul Hodges we feel that we are always likely to score."

Both sides now return to league action on Saturday, with Hartley at home to Kempston Rovers, while Town entertain St Ives.