Both teams had chances to win this fixture, and Romsey will feel disappointed they didn’t claim revenge for a 4-2 defeat away earlier in the season.

Romsey started well, with Sam Barcia and Jack Murray controlling the centre of the pitch, Nick Buck commanded a reshuffled defence, but Luke Hammond and Hugh Davidson played key roles in snuffing out any Winchester wind attacks.

Romsey felt they had gone 1 – 0 up when a Barcia shot rocketed across the goal and appeared to hit the inside of the post and come out. The ball must have crossed the line but play was waved on. Then an aerial ball by Romsey was blown up and play taken back to the Romsey D with Romsey having moved upfield. A quick Winchester pass saw their centre forward take the ball round Alex Buck in goal, but it was ruled out for a passing infringement by the visitors.

Winchester took the lead soon after when pressure paid off and then gave Alex Buck no chance sweeping the ball in from close range.

Romsey rallied and equalised after David Forgan saw his shot cleared off the line, Ben Ellis swept the ball in soon after.

Romsey took the lead when Ellis was again on target after neat work from Chris Harwood and Toby Hill in the midfield.

Winchester made it 2-2 at Halftime when Goalkeeper Buck stopped a Winchester forward by robustly taking him and the ball out of the play, however the ball rolled to a Winchester playing following up to equalise.

In the second half Romsey dominated and Ellis missed a couple of chances, Iggy and Finn were now supporting midfield and forward positions and it looked like there would be no more goals as Winchester blocked out numerous Romsey chances.

With five minutes left David Forgan’s shot on the edge of the D came off an opponents stick and looped high up and over the Winchester keep to give Romsey a 3-2 advantage. It only lasted for three minutes as Winchester pushed up with Romsey trying to defend their lead to equalise and take a share of the spoils.

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