CHERRIES eased into the semi-finals of the Hampshire Senior Cup with a 4-0 win against Folland Sports.

Alan Connell’s side battled the rain and bobbly surface at the Wessex League outfit’s Arrow Arena, netting four times in the second half.

Baylin Johnson, Lewis Brown, Jonny Stuttle and Mali Ogunleye were all on the scoresheet for the visitors.

Connell made just one change from the side which beat Norwich City in the Premier League Cup on Saturday, with under-18s midfielder Charlie Osborne coming in to replace Dominic Sadi.

Osborne, alongside starting striker Stuttle, had completed 90 minutes for the under-18s in their FA Youth Cup loss to Tottenham Hotspur the previous evening.

Follands’ Konrad Szyszko was the busier of the two keepers during the first half, stopping shots from Finn Tonks, Noa Boutin, Johnson and Balraj Landa.

At the other end, Cameron Plain did well to thwart Josh Carey early in the second period, before Cherries made the breakthrough.

A short corner routine led to Osborne’s cross finding Tydeman, who was denied by Szyszko. But Johnson was on hand to turn in the rebound.

The lead was soon doubled. After Stuttle had been wiped out in the penalty area by an agricultural challenge from the Planemakers centre-back, Brown stepped up and slotted in from 12 yards.

Stuttle then got among the goals himself, finishing well left-footed across goal, after latching onto defender Archie Harris’s pass down the channel.

Szyszko prevented Stuttle from adding a second, before the win was wrapped up when a trio of substitutes, all from the under-18s, combined. Josh Salmon and Jack Holman had exchanged passes, the latter crossing for Ogunleye to carefully guide his shot into the bottom corner.

Cherries, AFC Totton and AFC Portchester have all now booked their spots in the semi-finals, where they will be joined by either Southampton or Horndean, who face off on February 20.

Cherries: Plain, Tonks, Kinsey, Harris, Boutin, Brown, Osborne (Ogunleye, 81), Johnson (Holman, 73), Tydeman, Landa (Day, 84), Stuttle (Salmon, 81).

Unused sub: Allan (g/k).