HOLDERS Andover New Street booked their place in te final of the North Hants Senior Cup with a 4-0 win over visitors Alton, writes TIM BATES.

Callum Sweeney opened the scoring after 26 minutes and Zac Hine added a second three minutes later.

New Street made sure of victory to two goals in the last two minutes of the tie from Shane Lock and Matt Williams.

Last Saturday, Andover New Street lost at home to Wessex League Premier Division top dogs Sholing.

The visitors got off to a flying start as Dan Mason’s clever flick beat New Street goalkeeper George Baxter.

Mason then scored another just three minutes later following up on a saved effort from Lee Wort. Sholing’s Dan Miller then scored making it 3-0 to the visitors after just 18 minutes into the game. New Street looked as though they were finished had it not been for the work of Zac Hine.

His efforts inside the box led to a penalty for New Street.

Up stepped number 10, Callum Sweeney, who was able to score and give New Street a fighting chance.

After some much needed good fortune, the home side scored again with a deflected effort from Shane Lock.

However, league leaders Sholing had other ideas and it came in the shape of Dan Mason.

The Sholing centre forward’s delicate header sailed into the top corner sucking any form of hope from the home side.

It was a fine effort from New Street against a Sholing team that is currently bursting with confidence. Their impressive run of form now goes to 31 games unbeaten.

Manager John Smith said afterwards : "I was really pleased with the lads. I felt we matched them in the second half. We just need to focus for the whole 90 minutes and try not to switch off. The atmosphere in the camp is good.”

New Street now look forward to another home fixture on Saturday against Portland.