‘Boro eased through to the 3rd Round of the Hampshire Senior Cup with a comfortable 4-1 victory over Newport IW.

‘Boro went in at the break 3-1 up, Dave Tarpey opening the scoring on 15 minutes, before two goals in seven minutes for Phil Page put the game out of sight.

Matt Evans pulled one back three minutes from the break for the visitors, which served as just a consolation.

Tarpey added his second fifteen minutes from time.

Spencer Day took the chance to give a run out to a number of academy players as ‘Boro secured a third round berth.

‘Boro return to Skrill South action on Saturday when the travel to Kent to take on Tonbridge Angels, kick off is at 3pm.


1. Kevin Scriven (C)
2. Tom McGarry
3. Ollie Treacher (Bowers ON, 60)
4. Reece Jones
5. Alfred Bosch
6. Joshua Francis
7. Lloyd Macklin
8. Scott Donnelly (Isiakpona ON, 73)
9. Andrew Mensah
10. Dave Tarpey
11. Phil Page (Sinclair-Smith ON, 68)

Subs: 12. Josh Huggins; 14. Reece Connolly; 15. Bakari Sinclair-Smith; 16. Ebenezer Isiakpona; 18. Jesse Bowers.

Newport (IOW)

1. Cameron Farley
2. James Butt
3. Ryan Oatley
4. Tom Scovell
5. Jake Younie
6. Martin McDonough (Holmes ON, 46)
7. Darren Powell
8. Charlie Smeeton
9. Matt Evans (Manning ON, 66) 
10. Tom McInnes
11. John McKie

Subs: 12. Iain Seabrook; 14. John Holmes; 15. Harrison Manning; 17. Garry Streeter.

Referee: Aaron Moody
Assistant Referee’s: Jon Balcolme & Aaron Conn