Hartley Wintney progressed into the next round of the FA Trophy with a win against Corinthinan Casuals, courtesy of a single second-half goal from Mason Obeng, writes David Graham.

The match was played throughout in intense heat and this provided a challenge for all the players and the officials. 

The first half, for the main part relatively, was even but all the chances fell to the Row.

Hartley should have been ahead on 14 minutes when Mason Obang slipped Jayden Smith in behind the Casuals defence.

The winger took the ball around the outrushing home keeper Jordan Brown but under-hit his shot towards the goal and a back-tracking defender cleared off the line.

The Casuals made a strong start in the second half and it appeared that they had taken the lead on 49 minutes.

A short free kick on the left ended with a cross going across the goal to Michael Samson who converted from close range. 

It appeared initially that the goal had been awarded. However, after discussion between referee Paul Stratton and his assistant, the goal was ruled out for offside.

Hartley opened the scoring on 54 minutes. George Wallace made good progress down the left wing and his cross found its way to Mason Obeng at the back post to score from close range. (0-1)

In added time Row substitute Omreiki Myles had a good chance, but once again goalkeeper Brown was out to deny the Hartley youngster. 

For the home side goalkeeper Jordan Brown had an outstanding match and didn't deserve to be on the losing side.

For Hartley, perhaps some shooting practice is required having had an extraordinary number of shots and just one goal. 

Best for Hartley were George Wallace, Kayne Jobson and man of the match Reece Wylie