Havant take accolades after Cup scare at Anfield

Liverpool 5 Havant & Waterlooville 2

Liverpool 5 Havant & Waterlooville 2

Liverpool reached the last 16 of the FA Cup courtesy of a Yossi Benayoun hat-trick – but little Havant and Waterlooville took all the accolades at Anfield.

The Blue Star Conference South side twice led against a shell-shocked Liverpool who were distinctly second best in the first half.

Richard Pacquette scored early on and a Martin Skrtel own goal again sent the Hampshire non-league side ahead.

But Liverpool clawed their way level before the break through Lucas and the first of Benayoun’s treble – and dominated the second period.

Benayoun scored two more goals and Peter Crouch adding another at the end – but Havant and Waterlooville stood proud at the end, joining the list of non-league heroes who have graced this competition over the years.

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