Hartley Wintney moved into the FA Trophy second round for the first time ever as they scored three goals in first 17 minutes to ensure a comfortable win over Willand Rovers.

Despite playing the second half with 10 men, Hartley made sure they keep a clean sheet and enter the second round in style.

Hartley started the brighter and on eight minutes Reece Wylie created an opening for Mitch Parker who saw his shot bring out a comfortable save from George Burton in the Rovers goal. But just one minute later, Hartley took the lead. Ryan Case sent over a high looper cross from the left. Mitch Parker managed to control the cross and shot home from 12 yards. (1-0).

Two minutes later an accurate cross from the right by Jacques Kpohomouh found the head of Sam Argent who saw his effort go wide. Hartley had their tails up and on 12 minutes, they added a second. Parker linked with Sam Argent and his pass across goal from the left was converted by Kingsley Eshun. (2-0).

Willand came into the game and on 15 minutes Bailly Kempster did well to get behind the Row defence on the left. His cross across the face of the goal just eluded two inrushing Rovers forwards.

A third Hartley goal followed on 17 minutes when Eshun was impeded in the penalty area and a spot kick awarded. Kingsley Eshun took the kick himself and scored (3-0).

On 21 minutes Parker set up Argent in a promising position but the Row captain fired over. The Row remained on top and on 33 minutes a Parker cross saw Drage see his goal bound header blocked. Two minutes later Parker was on the end of a decent move and saw his shot saved by Burton.

Willard rarely threatened and were indebted to some stout defending and good goalkeeping from George Burton. However the Rovers had a life line of sorts when Jacques Kpohomouh of Hartley picked up a second yellow card for a hand ball offence and was sent from the field of play. This meant the Rovers would have a man advantage in the second period.


With the Row content to hold the lead in the second half chances were few and far between. Kingsley Eshun had a chance to complete his hat trick on 53 minutes after he was pushed in the area. His second spot kick brought out a comfortable save from Burton.

The Rovers had a chance on 70 minutes when Louis Jagger-Kane got behind the Hartley defence but shot wide of the goal. Two minutes later Josh Webb for the Row gave Parker a good chance. Parker saw his shot saved by Burton in the Rovers goal.

On 84 minutes Toby Raggett managed to thread his way through the visitors defence before setting up Reece Robins. The substitute striker struck his shot well only to see the effort crash of the crossbar. Shortly afterwards Josh Webb saw his effort go just wide.

The visitors finished well and A good move in the last minute involving a number of players saw Archie Reay bring out a save from Luke Williams in the Hartley goal.