SHOOTERS Youth under-15 entertained Mid Solent YFL opposition for the second time in their Hants Cup run, this time welcoming Cowes Youth FC to Wherwell winning 3-0 to secure a semi-final place.

The home side began on the front foot but were unable to create anything from two corners in the opening five minutes.

In the seventh minute Shooters had the first shot on target but Joe Rogers was denied by a full length dive by the Cowes keeper at the expense of a corner.

After Joe Rogers was unable to generate any power from his header from yet another corner, Cowes had their first real attack of note but it was competently dealt with by the home defence.

Cowes took time to settle, continued to grow into the game but were content to defend deep in numbers and hit Shooters on the counter.

Charlie Chatee was next to come close to scoring but he was just unable to get on the end of a Rogers free kick.

Shooters were caught out by a ball over the top in the twenty fifth minute but Cowes fired a angled shot against the outside of the post.

The breakthrough was made by the home side a minute later, Oskar Harvey-Nash used his pace to toe end the ball before the advancing keeper could claim it and Charlie Chatee was on hand to fire the loose ball home from ten yards out.

The hosts created two further chances in the next five minutes but Chatee hit the crossbar and Jacob Beatson was unable to apply the finish to a fine ball from Will Briggs.

Three minutes from the break Shooters doubled their lead, a fine team move set up Shooters Man of the Match Charlie Chatee and he fired home from just inside the penalty area.

Cowes were nearly gifted a lifeline after five minutes of the second half but their attack was snuffed out at the far post after Shooters were caught in possession as they played out from the back.

Shooters made the game safe with a third goal five minutes later and it came in a slightly fortuitous fashion after Cowes were penalised for a deliberate back pass. Joe Rogers rolled the indirect free-kick to Luka Chubinidze who fired into the roof of the net over the massed Cowes ranks on the goal line.

In the last five minutes Ollie Plunkett pulled off a fantastic save to deny the Cowes side a consolation goal.