ANDOVER New Street booked their place in the third round of the Hampshire Senior Cup as they beat Portsmouth's Academy side 2-1 in front of crowd of over 500 at Foxette Park.

In the first 90 seconds of the game New Street could have scored and Portsmouth did, Street’s Zach Neve just failed to make contact with a Shane Lock cross in the six yard area, the ball was cleared and in what could have been a hammer blow the home side were a goal down.

Alfie Stanley’s shot was beaten away by goalkeeper George Baxter but Stanley re-acted quicker to bury the rebound.

Shane Lock was inches wide from a Zack Neve pass and an audacious volley from Neve only just cleared the bar but success came with just six minutes of the half remaining.

Luke Neller won a corner. Neve’s back heel at the near post eluded the goalkeeper and defence and Lock slid the ball over the line just inside the far post.

This was not quite the last action of the half as a Neller free-kick bought a first class save from goalkeeper Leon Pitman.

After the interval, the Baxter saved from point blank range from Joe Dandy.

The winner came 15 minutes after the break as Lock fired in with a low shot.

On Saturday night, back in the Wessex Premier New Street lost 3-0 at Brockenhurst.

This weekend, they are away at Shaftesbury and then on Tuesday night they travel to Sholing.

Manager John Smith said: "We are winning in the cup, but not in the league. We will definitely turn it around in the league as we don't become a bad side overnight. We are just getting punished for everything at the moment."