OVERTON United's biggest crowd of the season, enjoyed the history of being at their first game under their new floodlights and were treated to a cup thriller last Wednesday.

Unfortunately, Winchester Castle spoiled the party as they won 3-2 in the Andover Open Cup.

Former Overton and Portsmouth player Kit Symons switched on the lights and another ex Overton star Matt Crossley, who went onto play for Wycombe Wanderers was also at the game.

The home side went out and dominated the first 45 minutes.

They had chances to take the lead with both Johnie Gurney and Dave Parry, but at half-time it was still 0-0.

The visitors then got a dream start to the second half, as straight from the kick-off a long ball over the top saw Castle score.

Before the home side could hit back, Winchester added a second to lead 2-0 by the 50 minute mark.

Overton had nothing to lose and threw bodies forwards, but it was the visitors who were next to score a third.

The home side then started their fight back as Laith Aldoori's pass was calmly slotted home by Siyani Thomas.

The visitors then had a man sent-off and Overton set up a grand stand finish, when Richard Spiers scored from a goal mouth scramble following a shot from Alex Jupp.

However, it was not to be as Overton was unable to equalise and made their cup exit.

After the game manager Greg Restell said: "It was a great night for the club, everyone was buzzing. We just came up a bit short in the game, but I am sure everyone watching enjoyed the game as there were five goals.

"We should have taken our chances in the first 45 minutes, they came back to hurt us."

Last weekend. Overton's game at Bush Hill was postponed.

This Saturday, Overton have a Hampshire Premier League derby game against Andover Lions, which kicks off at Bridge Street at 2pm.