Chipstead eased their relegation fears as they completed the double over an out-of-sorts Hartley Wintney.

The Chips were soon cooking and on 11 minutes they went ahead. A long ball forward found Ewan Sanchez in the Row penalty area. After combining with Daniel Berry, Sanchez moved forward and fired home from 10 yards.  (0-1).

The visitors added a second on 16 minutes.  Sanchez made good progress and his pass inside found Daniel Berry who shot home from 15 yards. (0-2)

Hartley responded well and on 18 minutes Tayo Oyebola managed to get beyond the Chipstead defence only to be thwarted by a smart save by Harrison Firth in the visitors goal. Hartley gained the ascendancy and on 27 minutes Reece Wylie sent Conor Lynch through and his parting shot from a tight angle was saved by Harrison.

Ten minutes later Mason Obeng for the Row created a chance for himself and Harrison pulled off a good fingertip save at full stretch. On the stroke of half time Obeng from the right found Lynch who saw his effort go over the crossbar.

Hartley started the second period brightly and they were to remain in the ascendancy for the remainder of the half with the visitors content to hold the lead.

On 48 minutes Mo Jallow for Hartley saw a drive from 25 yards go just over the bar. In a rare attack on 60 minutes from the Chips the diminutive Danyaal Iqbal crossed to Sanchez who saw his effort saved by Adam Melville in the Hartley goal.

The Row had a good spell and probably could and should have reduced the deficit. On 66 minutes Oyebola rose high to a right-wing cross setting up Andry Demira who saw his shot saved by Harrison. A minute later Lynch saw and effort again saved by the well-positioned Harrison.

The onslaught continued and Oyebola and Demira combined well with the latter bringing out a really good save from Harrison.  Having weathered the storm the visitors consolidated in defence switching over to game management mode.

Hartley had a chance on 89 minutes when subsitutes Ellis Orsborn and Noah Chengun combined well.  Orsborn made good progress down the right and his cross was headed just over by Chengun.

For Hartley a very disappointing performance with the side looking to be lacking in confidence. With some tough fixtures before the end of the season, they will be looking for improved performances.