Charlton Athletic 4 Havant & Waterlooville 0
Our first FA Cup win for three years, it wasn’t smooth running, but we did the basics and finally found a way past a tidy and organized H&W back line.
The first half sounded very unexciting with just 3,865 in the stadium including an noisy 874 from Hampshire. It was 0-0 at the break, and although Henderson had to save from a corner, other than a couple of dead ball situations once we got the opening goal is one way coasting.
Our improving fortunes coincided with Elliot Lee’s introduction two minutes before we took the lead.
Josh Davison got that all important opener on 72 minutes when he stooped at the back post to head in a Charlie Kirk cross. Lee was then brought down in the box and Stockley smashed in the penalty.
That was two goals in four minutes and time to enjoy the game. Lee then hit the post and the ball came back to Stockley to poke in his second and our third.
Jackson then threw on youngsters Charles Clayden and Mason Burstow, and the latter added to his Pizza Cup goal earlier in the season by scoring the afternoon’s best goal on 90 minutes.
It was good to see Jacko put out a strong team and for the first time in three seasons we progress to the next round of the FA Cup.
Jacko: “We scored four goals and probably should have had more in the end, but I thought Havant were an absolute credit. They made it really, really difficult for us for long periods and actually in the first-half limited us to quite little chances.”
Photo credit: Kyle Andrews