A GOAL early in the second half from Jamie Horncastle was enough to separate the teams and send Chichester City deservedly into the FA Cup third qualifying round.

They will now play Enfield Town at home.

The Row continued with the up front pairing from Saturday of Mickel Platt and Jack Ball.

After three minutes a Steven Duff cross from the left saw the ball break to Platt who shot home from close range.

However, referee Tristan Greaves spotted a push by a Hartley player just before the ball reached Platt.

The Chi’s gained control of midfield and set about probing the Hartley defence.

On five minutes a good build up led to a shot from Lloyd Rowlatt which was deflected wide.

Loose play by the Row led to a break on goal on 11 minutes from Kaleem Haitham.

The wingers parting shot went just past the post.

After 17 minutes a dangerous cross from Chichester saw Shane Hollamby almost head the ball into his own net when trying to clear.

The Row edged into the game but created no chances and Steven Mowthorpe in the Chi’s goal was not called into action.

On 39 minutes Iorache Guci had a quick break down the right and was unlucky to see his effort blocked. The regained the ball and again saw his second effort blocked.

Chichester continued to do the probing at the start of the second half and were rewarded on 50 minutes with a good goal.

Play was moved with crisp passing from the left of the Hartley area across to the right.

Guci and Josh Clack combined and a low delivery cross was swept home by Jamie Horncastle from 10 yards.

Two minutes later, Hartley thought they had equalised.

A Nathan Smart cross was headed home by Jack Ball. However, the celebrations were cut short by the flag of the assistant referee for offside.

Hartley piled on the pressure and were unlucky on 61 minutes when Platt set up Josh Webb who shot from 25 yards.

The ball hit a defender and looped over Mowthorpe in goal but just past the upright.

A left wing corner two minutes later saw Shane Hollamby head across goal and Ball headed just over.

The introduction of striker Dean Rule for Hollamby saw Ball move back into defence.

The young striker brought the team to life and his movement posed problems for the Chi’s defence.

On 65 minutes Matt Drage picked out a run by Rule and his parting effort brought out a save from Mowthorpe.

Four minutes later a cross from the right by Smart found the head of Ty Smith who saw his effort crash off the crossbar.

On 72 minutes with constant Hartley pressure Webb and Duff combined and the latter’s cross was headed just wide by Smart.

Two minutes later, Louie Paget and Rule combined well down the right and the latter’s cross saw Platt shoot wide.

After 80 minutes Paget again became a provider and his cross saw Rule bring a save from Mowthorpe. Two minutes later with the pressure intense a Webb corner was only partly cleared and the follow up by Drage shot was blocked.

Chichester had some play and on 90 minutes a slick move down the left gave Clack a chance which forced a good save from Luke Williams in the Hartley goal.

The last chance for the Row to save the tie came when Rule and Paget combined well down the right and the latter’s parting shot skimmed the crossbar.

The final whistle brought much celebration from the home support.

For Hartley a bitterly disappointing defeat. The home side had the greater desire to win and over the two tie’s the Row play looked laboured. The bright spot was the introduction of Dean Rule who made a real difference in the latter stages.

Hartley return to league action on Saturday with a trip to Salisbury.