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Hammers Update

A quieter weekend for Hamworthy Utd Football Club with only 3 fixtures taking place.

1st up this time is a mention about the Under 14s and their continued run of victories. They now sit top of their league on goal difference after they soundly beat Poole Town Wessex Under 14s 7-1 on Sunday. This week was obviously featured great team work with 7 different scorers. Indeed, in the 3 league games so far, there have been 10 different scorers, so well done to our youngest side so far (top league scorer so far is Brandon Williams with 7 and 10 in all comps so far). This weekend (11th) they take on Dorchester Town Dynamos, also undefeated so far so a real early season 6 pointer. Good luck!

The Under 16s after a good opening victory were on the wrong end of a 3-0 score line this week against Corfe Mullen Utd and will be looking to get back onto winning ways against Portland Utd at home on the 18th. Missing scorers from last weekend's win were - Remus Nixon with 2 and Jack Clarke. (EDIT) The Under 16s are of course in Cup action this Sunday 11th though sadly at Chapel gate. They will be taking on Poole Town Yellow. Apologies for omission.

The Hammers Development team went down to the new league leaders Lavistock and Ford 1-5 at the County Ground on Saturday and will be hoping they can plug a leaky defence as they travel to Petersfield this weekend who are currently below them in the table.

This leaves the 1st team who were on the road again for the 5th game in a row. This time it was a shortish trip up the M27 to visit AFC Stoneham. The match report is up on the website news page (below this post). They returned having made their best ever Wessex League start after 4 games. Sitting in 4th place, their 3 wins and a draw matches their opening to the 2017/18 season but this time out, are 1 better in the goal difference, Dan Cann has now also moved into 2nd place in the Hamworthy Utd Wessex League all time goalscorers chart with 43 from 79 (4 as sub) appearances. He needs 5 more to make it to the top and overhaul Warren Byerley who netted 47 from 88 starts between 2006-10.

The games come thick and fast now for the 1st team starting tonight HOME to Shaftesbury in the league followed by Baffins Milton Rovers on Saturday, at home again.

After a month on the road, the team would welcome as much support as possible to help them continue this fine start to the season. Please note, tonight is a 7:30 kick off due to clubhouse closing time being 10pm.

Also PLEASE WEAR FACE MASKS and do not stand in groups larger than 6. Everyone in the clubhouse and on the decking area MUST be seated and table service ONLY is in operation.

Thank you for your support and co-operation.

The final 2 teams to bring you up to date on are the Under 23s who didn't play at the weekend but are in action tomorrow (Weds) away to Poole Town Under 23s, in what should be a good game. The Hammers have won their first 2 games and will look to try and reach the top of their league with another win. Finally, the Under 18s after a weekend washout, are on the FA Youth Cup trail once again on Thursday when they visit Eastleigh in what will no doubt be a tough encounter. If you have nothing to do on Thursday evening, take the trip up and give them your support, they do play some good football! At the weekend they return to league action and the management will probably be rotating their impressive squad as they take on Simon Francis Academy down at the County Ground on Sunday.

Let's hope it's another good week and I can report on plenty of victories next time.

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