SYDENHAMS FOOTBALL LEAGUE(WESSEX)
Premier Division – Saturday March 19th 2016
HAMWORTHY UNITED 2 – 0 COWES SPORTS
Following their excellent victory over AFC Portchester, Richie Woodburn’s side traveled to Hamworthy United full of confidence and looking to pick up another three points from a side that were thirteenth in the table. However it was the home side that took the points in a poor game with the only two shots that were on target.
A poor start to the game by both sides saw the Hammers have a couple of strikes that flew well over the Cowes crossbar whilst Ollie Wilson fired wide of their goal from 25 yards out. Another effort from the home side flashed across the face of Ed Hatt’s goal but went wide of his left hand post. In the 18th minute John McKie won a header from Ed Hatt’s goal-kick, Jordan Browne flicked the ball into the path of his run only for the resulting shot from John to go inches wide of Gerard Benfield’s goal. That was the closest the visitors came to scoring although just before the break John McKie again had a shot at goal but this time after turning his marker the effort screwed wide of the goal. The first period remained goal-less.
H-t 0 – 0
The second half was very similar to the first with very little actual goal mouth action. The big difference was the home side did produce the two big moments of the game. Firstly, just three minutes into the second half wide-man CONNOR PHILLIPS cut inside from the left past a couple of Cowes defenders before firing the ball past Ed Hatt into the left corner of the Cowes goal to give his side a lead they did not deserve. The points were secured in the final minute when CONNOR PHILLIPS again found the back of the Cowes goal for his and Hamworthy’s second goal of the game.
Team:- Ed Hatt, James Wykes(Jared Wetherick 62), Jason Malcolmson(Jez Conway 40), Craig Insley capt, Aidan Bryan, Ed Sanders, Ollie Wilson, Aidan Sainsbury, Jordan Browne, Keelan Sainsbury(Dexter Malin 67), John McKie, Sub not used, James Butt.
Referee:-Tim Godfray Assistants – Craig Sandoe + John Byng