Brockenhurst reinstated to Hampshire Senior Invitational Supplementary Cup after Cove FC kicked out
BROCKENHURST FC has been reinstated to the Hampshire Senior Invitational Supplementary Cup competition following the disqualification of their quarter-final opponents.
The Combined Counties Division One side, Cove FC, are ejected from the competition after fielding an ineligible player in their 4-3 win over Brockenhurst.
The player was deemed ineligible after receiving a red card in Cove FC's previous fixture against Alton FC.
Brockenhurst will now take on Bemerton Heath Harlequins in the Hampshire Senior Invitational Supplementary Cup semi-final, with the winner facing Ringwood Town in the final.
The New Forest-based side will host the semi-final at the Meadens Skoda Arena home on Tuesday 25th May at 19:45. If they progress, they will contest the final on Friday 28th May.
The back-and-forth quarter-final between Cove and Brock ended 4-3 with the Badger's prolific new signing Silvano Obeng scoring a hat-trick.
Their narrow defeat was even more impressive considering referee Thomas Baines dismissed defender Tommy Barnes with a highly questionable red card before Obeng spent 10 minutes in the sin bin for debating the decision too vigorously.
Brockenhurst manager Patrick McManus said: "Although we had got ready to end our first team season, we now have a semi-final to prepare for against Bemerton.
"A major plus point of this is that we can have at least one more game in front of spectators before we finish this season."
Brockenhurst progressed to the Hampshire Senior Invitational Supplementary Cup quarter-final after a 4-2 first-round victory over Petersfield Town.