Saturday 19th December 2020

Wessex League

Tim and Denis covered the Sydenhams Wessex League match at The Spec-Savers County Ground Saturday afternoon for Hamworthy vs Blackfield & Langley which saw the Hammers march on at the top of the table with win number 12, 50th league goal, a clean sheet and a noisy 178 crowd on a cold wet day.

Skipper Lee Francis opened the scoring on 20 minutes following a midfield battle, 15 minutes late Connor Cocklin gets in on the action followed quickly with his 2nd of the afternoon in the 40th minute to give the Hammers a deserved half-time lead, although the Watersiders, who requested a return to the Wessex League from the Southern League despite not being in a relegation position, could have had a couple if luck had been on their side.

A sloppy own goal by Jim Orvis after 49 minutes put the Hammers onto 4 goals, it was a bit of a wait for goal number 5 which came from MattyNeale on 74 minutes who added another in the 89th minute, these two goals were split by Baily Row split who grabbed a deserved goal on 77 minutes. Matty Neales 89th minute goal was the Hammers 50th in the Wessex League so far this season.

The Watersiders never gave u,p even after they watched Ali Zintany receive a red card and his marching orders in the 61st minute, the referee, Adam Hillier who had a good game in charge, this was his only booking, spoke at length with the official on the far side, for they battled hard but to no avail. Hammers sit top still, played 14, won 12, drawn 1 and lost 1, for a total of 37 points, 50 goals for and only 9 against tells a story, can anyone catch them this season?

Next at the County Ground on Tuesday 29th December is a visit from the New Forest of Bashley who sit in 10th place, after playing 12 games they are on 18 points, join Tim and Warren from 7.15 pm, but for now, RadioSportsLive would like to wish all our listeners a Merry Christmas and make the best of it as safely as you can, Merry Christmas and thank you for your fantastic support.


RESULT:  7-0 (Francis 20′ Cocklin 35′ 40′ Orvies 49′ og Neale 74′ 89′ Rowe 77′)

: Davis replaced Hodge 63′ Rowe replaced Munn 65′ King replaced Devlin 74′
Blackfield & Langley: Gray replaced Cooper 51′ Nace replaced Saadi 78′

Attendance: 178


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Hamworthy United:
1 Shane Murphy
2 Tony Rolls
3 Declan Randall
4 Steve Devlin
5 Connor Cocklin
6 Adam Costello
7 Eddie Hodge
8 Lee Francis (c)
9 Cam Munn
10 Dan Cann
11 Matty Neale
12 Tom Cooper
13 Crit Clarke
14 Ollie Davis
15 James King
16 Bailey Rowe

Blackfield & Langley:
1 Joe Besant
2 Chia Khider
3 Luke Bennett
4 Jack Barton
5 Jim Orvis (c)
6 Harry Cooper
7 Ali Zintany (Red 78′)
8 Domenico Panesar-Dower
9 River Smith
10 Sami Makhloufi
11 Fawzi Saadi (Manager)
12 Josh Nace
13 Jake Poynter
14 Luke Gray
15 Leighton Speedhley-Price
16 Sean Hanes

Referee:  Adam Hillier
Assistants: Craig Sandoe & Jaydon Smith