A few game to mention which happened during the last couple of days.
The 1st team returned to action in a friendly against Blackfield & Langley. Both teams looked bright with plenty of scoring opportunities but it remained 0-0 until the 2nd half against the run of play, Blackfield went 1up. A ball over the top from halfway caught out the advancing Murphy with the attacking player just getting there in front and then a neat chip from 15yds on the diagonal which eluded the Hamworthy defenders.
The Hammers kept presiing and on another night with more clinical finishing, the score could have been similar to the league game, but with cobwebs on show, it took a late Jamie Beasley header from a right wing cross to tie the match up and that's how it ended, 1-1.
Good opponents and test for Sill's team as they continue their training ahead of the Wessex League Quarter Final tie against Whitchurch Utd on Saturday 24th April. This will be behind closed doors but the Clubhouse outside seating area will be open for some to listen, not watch the football! More details to follow.
The Under 23s took a trip to Bemerton Heath Harlequins last night determined to continue from last week's win against Brockenhurst. The returned with an excellent 3-1 win to remain top of the table now with a 3pt lead with a game in hand. Scorers on the night were Joe Wearden with 2 and Jack Delves.
The Under 18s returned to league action after a disappointing Cup exit at the weekend to Merley Cobham (0-1) and a short trip to Corfe Mullen Utd, a top of the table clash! A perfect response to Sunday and 3 more points safely tucked away with a fine 2-1 win. The Hammers were 2-0 up but left a late goal in to lead to tight end to the match. Scorers were Sam Churchill and Dominic Parson-Lowery. They now sit 8pts clear though Corfe Mullen have a game in hand. Next up is a trip to Redland Rebels on Sunday 18th.
The Under 16s get a mention too with a good 6-0 friendly win.
This weekend sees the Development squad face a tough match against league leaders US Portsmouth at the County Ground. Sorry, no spectators allowed.