Chatham Cup runs continue for Point, Hearts
Pleasant Point and Hearts have reached the third round of the Chatham Cup after contrasting wins on Queen's Birthday Monday.
Hearts stunned Mosgiel with four second half goals to win 5-0 while Pleasant Point beat West End 3-2 in extra time, in an exciting local derby.
The wins progress the sides through to virtual Southern Federation semifinals, with Hearts drawn to play Otago University on June 14 away and Pleasant Point to face Dunedin Technical, also away.
Hearts went 2-0 up against Mosgiel before the southerners replaced a defender with a midfielder, opening the gates for Hearts with an accurate attack.
For Hearts Ants Hancock and Tom Deeley both scored twice while Rowan Hewson also got on the scoresheet.
It was a real team effort that got Hearts home with goalkeeper Matt Chambers man of the match.
Chambers, who also coaches the team, made a crucial one-on-one save and then a double save with his team only 1-0 up.
At West End Park the hosts were leading twice but could not hang on.
With the game 1-all after regular time, extra time proved exciting with the teams evenly matched.
Pleasant Point grabbed the honours when substitute striker Shaun Tarrant scored the winner after earlier goals to the ageless Barry Austin and Jason Brokenshire.
For Pleasant Point Callum Potter and Tom Shearer also impressed.
West End were cheered on by a large crowd and started well with Daniel Campbell scoring.
Tyler Cox grabbed their second with a penalty but the home side could not hold on.
For West End Campbell and Cox played well up front while Kenny Cox impressed in central midfield.
The Timaru Herald