ANDOVER New Street travelled to Hamble Club last Saturday only to be beaten 3-0 by the home side, writes TIM YATES.

New street matched Hamble during the first half and there was no way of knowing the outcome of the game come half time.

However, as has often been the case for New Street this season, lady luck was not on their side.

Hamble were awarded a free-kick in the second half and capitalised on this with a clinical finish.

Not long after this, the home side were awarded a corner which produced another goal.

Hamble Club then sealed the deal after scoring from another corner kick.

It was a bad day at the office for New Street who were without many of their key players due to suspensions.

After the game, Manager John Smith said: "Our suspensions cost us this week. They had three set pieces which they scored from. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to deal with their set pieces today.”

New Street look forward to their next clash at home against high fliers Horndean who sit third in the table of the Wessex Premier Division on Tuesday night.

Last Wednesday, holders New Street booked their place in the next round of the Andover Open Cup with a 5-1 win over Stockbridge, who play two league's below them.

Callum Sweeney opened the scoring in the seven minute before Jamie Coleman and Shane Lock right on half-time made it 3-0 at the interval.

Liam Dufall opened Stockbridge account on 62 minutes, but two goals in the space of two minutes from Sweeney completed his hat-trick and the 5-1 victory.