SILCHESTER Village travelled to Waterlooville for their Hampshire Vase 3rd round tie, to face Mob Albion on Saturday.

This was the Villagers’ toughest game this season as both teams were undefeated, with Mob Albion top of the Mid Solent League and Silchester joint leaders of the Basingstoke League.

Silchester started brightly but the home side had the first chance on goal; Silchester keeper Jack O’Grady was alert to the danger and saved at his near post.

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Basingstoke Gazette: Silchester Village beat Mob Albion in the Hampshire VaseHis throwout found Connor Stratton in the middle who played to Ashley Ledger, whose first-time touch sent Merson Webb racing down the wing. Webb’s cross won a corner which Harry Cook delivered into the box, partly cleared by an Albion defender, falling to Lewis Sopp to net, 0-1 on 17 minutes.

Albion had several chances with O’Grady saving well, while Webb and Danny Vickers wasted chances for Silchester. On 41 minutes Albion levelled with a free header from a corner, 1-1. Almost immediately Webb caused the Albion defence problems and, from the edge of the penalty box, he hit a sublime shot with the outside of his right foot that curled over the keeper for 1-2 just before half-time.

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Silchester withstood a lot of pressure in the second half but held on for a well-deserved win, extending their run to nine consecutive wins.

North Warnborough conceded their away tie with Osborne Coburg, the Isle of Wight Division 2  leaders, who were on a six-match unbeaten run.

No feint hearts from Basing United, who travelled to the Isle of Wight and magnificently beat hosts Sandown and Lake 0-2.    

In Division 1 Simply Soccer Spartans lost 0-5 to Overton United Reserves