Golds progress past Mussels in Peter Bentley Cup

Alex Kew scored Littlehampton's opener against Shoreham
Alex Kew scored Littlehampton's opener against Shoreham

LITTLEHAMPTON Football Club progressed into the quarter-finals of the Peter Bentley Cup with a 3-0 win at home to Shoreham last night.

Golds went ahead on 14 minutes when Alex Kew tapped the ball home after the Shoreham keeper had spilled a long-range Dan Swain shot.

The hosts doubled their advantage on 36 minutes when Josh Bates headed home a David O’Callaghan corner from inside the six-yard box.

Littlehampton made it 3-0 just two minutes into the second half when Ross McKay netted following a goalmouth scramble.

Golds had chances to score more but Kew was denied by a brilliant save and the hosts also missed a couple of one-on-one opportunities.

Littlehampton gave a debut to youth-team player Jack Pierce in the second half.

Golds will entertain Chichester in the last eight and manager Mark Bennett said: “It was pretty straight forward, to be honest, and it was good to get through.

“We could have scored more and, although they huffed and puffed, I don’t think Jon Hendrick had a save to make.”

LITTLEHAMPTON: J.Hendrick; Wiggans, McKay, Bates, Packer; Kew, Swain, Humphreys, M.Hendrick; O’Callaghan, Garnham. Subs: Gray, Simmonds (M.Hendrick, O’Callaghan 60), Pierce (Garnham 65), Blackman.