Weekend Football Review and Fixtures

David Harber and legendary sportscaster Gary Savory report on this week’s football fixtures for Overton’s teams and take a look back at last weekend’s mixed results:


DH: Overton’s first team travel to Broughton on Saturday for a 3PM kick-off in the Hampshire Premier League. The team hope to follow-up and improve on last week’s 4-3 penalty win against Whitehill and Borden.

GS: Overton, under the new management of Jim and Lewis Macey started ‘the brightest’ with a handful of great chances to take the lead in the first 30 minutes.

However, Whitehill made Overton pay to take the lead on 30 minutes. Then, Whitehill doubled their lead from the penalty spot to make it 2-0 into half-time; totally against the run of play.

The half-time chat was “if we get the next goal we’ll go back and win it”. However, there was another setback for Overton with young Ben Hutchins getting a red card for a dangerous tackle which was very, very harsh from everyone.

So – unlucky Ben – but Overton continued to fight hard despite being down to ten men and got a goal back from debutant Kieran Maylen from the penalty spot to make it 2-1.

Overton pushed hard with the ten men deep into injury time. Young Cole Oates was found in space on the left wing. He cut in great and a fantastic strike from 25 yards hit the top bins to make it 2-2 right on full time.

With it being a Cup game, it went straight to Pens and it saw Overton convert all of their penalties. And fantastic keeper Jordan Westbrook, making two great saves from the spot to book Overton a spot in the next round.

Man of the match goes to Kieran Maylen, who controlled the back four very, very well.

DH: Overton United now make it into the quarter finals of the League Cup. The first team have been drawn at home to Bishops Waltham Dynamos. The tie is set to be played on Saturday 18th of November.

The Reserves are back to North Warnborough on Saturday – this time in cup action after last week’s disappointing league match. Managers Daryl Taylor and Reece Driver took an experienced side up there last week but were convincingly beaten 5-1.

On Sunday, Overton Vets are looking to continue their astonishing and unexpected Cup win last week against Guildford Vets.

GS: … and they were runaway convincing winners 10-0 with the scorers being Paul Eldridge, Rossi Harwood, Jumpers, Tottman, Lee Waissen, Nick Jupp (with a brace), Tom Bemberton (with a brace) and also Matty Aslett on the score sheet.

It was also great to see Richard Spears return from a long-term injury. And Dave ‘Disco’ Graham awarded Spearsy with the Man of the Match performance.

Well done, Spearsy. Good to see you back.

DH: This Sunday, the Vets are away for a 10:30 kick off against Eversley and California Veterans.

Overton Sunday first team are away to Kings Somborne this week, following last week’s meeting with Pharmasol from Andover.

GS: And this was a 3-3 draw at full time, with the scorers being Bailey Roffey, Sam Aldoori and ‘Broom’ all on target for Overton. So, this also went to penalties but unfortunately Overton lost 6-5. 

Man of the match this week goes to Jim Wheeler.

Overton Sundays were also in Cup action away to Sherbourne St. John and unfortunately lost 5-1, but special mention to young Josh Sibley with a Man of the Match performance

DH: Despite a set of positive results on the pitch last weekend, a minute’s silence was observed for Jensen Morrisen who sadly passed away tragically and suddenly last week.

GS: All of our thoughts at Overton United are with the family of young Jensen, who played for Overton Youth u13s.

Unfortunately, young Jensen passed away this week and we are all thinking of Jensen’s family, all his teammates and everyone at Overton Youth at this very difficult time.

We wish you all the very best.

A Gofundme page has been set up to support Jensen’s family: https://gofund.me/9d07d9f6

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