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Gee barely has time to take off his gloves

Busy Monday work for young Hungerford goalkeeper as they bow out of League Cup

Malcolm Howe




Hungerford Town 0 Winchester City 2

HUNGERFORD'S mixture of youth and experience could not negotiate another Red Insure Cup hurdle as they bowed out of the Evo Stik League Southern's League Cup on Monday night.

Goalkeeper Freddie Gee lined up only four hours after playing for the club’s academy side in their 3-0 Football Conference Alliance League Cup defeat against Dover Athletic at Newbury, while outfielders Chris Passey and Conor Lynch were limited to bench duties.

Gee kept a first half clean sheet as both sides made chances, and he did well to deny Adam Roberts shortly before the interval.

Winchester went ahead midway through the second half when Jamie Barron set up top scorer Warren  Bentley to finish, and Barron netted in the closing stages to seal a home quarter-final tie with Godalming

Thatcham Town have cup action tonight (Tuesday) when Thame United visit Waterside Park in the Hellenic League's Perpetua Press Floodlight Cup while Tadley Calleva are due to make a Sydenhams Wessex League trip to Ringwood Town, although heavy rain in the area means that the Ringwood ground is subject to a 4.15pm pitch inspection.



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