A little cooler in the setting sun, the pre-season warm up continued with a trip to Merley who started brightly forcing Hamworthy onto the back foot without creating any real chances. As the half progressed, the Hammers started to dominate possession and a quick fire double from James Guthrie around the 20 minute mark set the tone for the rest of the match. 0-2 the Half Time score.
Sillsy made the usual Friendly team changes though not a complete team swap at Half Time, but it was James Guthrie who completed his hat-trick on the 51st minute to put the game beyond doubt. The 4th goal was scored by Matty Neale after an unselfish lay off from Eddie Hodge (maybe a hint of offside?) and then young Cam Munn (a later substitute) again showed his promise. On 80 minutes, after a fine team move showing a lot of patience across the back followed by a great change in pace and direction, the ball ended up with Cam Munn who duly slid the ball past the advancing keeper. He followed that up with a fine strike from 20yds just 3 minutes later to round of a good all round performance and work out.
Thanks to Merley Cobham Sports for their hospitality and we wish them well for the coming season.