ANDOVER New Street continue their winning ways with an impressive victory against visiting fifth placed Hamworthy United, writes TIM BATES.

It was Hamworthy’s first trip to Foxcotte Park and the visitors were looking to secure three points against bottom of the table New Street.

The game began as a tight affair, with both teams struggling to find a breakthrough.

After 25 minutes, Ilyas Warshow fancied his chances against United’s goalkeeper Tom Rees.

The New Street winger was denied by Rees who made a comfortable save.

Just before half time, Warshow struck again. This time with a header that sailed, only by a fraction, over the bar.

United tried to get back into the game as Eddie Hodge’s shot narrowly missed the target.

Much to the relief of New Street goalkeeper George Baxter.

As the second half unfolded, United’s captain Nathan Walker tried to beat Baxter with a close range header. He too was denied by the safe hands of Baxter.

New Street’s Zach Hine then attempted a long looping shot that only just crept over the crossbar. It was not until the 67th minute that New Street struck gold.

Warshow, who had been a threat all afternoon, pounced on a poor touch from goalkeeper Rees following a back pass.

Warshow was consequently fouled by the United goalkeeper but he did not go down.

Instead he stayed on his feet to put the ball in the back of the net.

United did their utmost to get back into the game but were unsuccessful in their attempt to break down the rock solid New Street backline.

It was a stoic display by the home side who came away with three valuable points.

A delighted manager John Smith said: "It was a really good performance by us this week. We defended really well and the boys in midfield were excellent. Obviously I can’t fault the boys up front either. We have hit a really good run of form. We’ve got a good chance now going into our next two league games.”

New Street face Fareham Town at home on Saturday.