On Saturday (21 August) Hamworthy travelled to Bristol to face Westbury United in the preliminary round of the FA Cup. In what was expected to be a very physical game between the two sides.
Hamworthy got the game kicked off and in the opening five minutes of the game both sides enjoyed possession and some good chances along with some rough tackles.
With nine minutes gone Hamworthy had the first notable chance on goal from a free kick which was floated into the box. hut eventually kicked over and past the goal. It wasn't long after the free kick that Matty Neale made a run down the left wing cutting inside trying to find himself space to shoot the ball somehow made its way to Jack Lovell inside the box for an easy tap in goal giving the Hammers an early lead just 10 minutes into the game.
After their opening goal Hamworthy seemed more in control over the game and were able to dictate the play. Rough tackles seemed to be a theme throughout this game and Lee Francis felt this 18 minutes in when he was grounded by a Westbury player - thankfully Francis was able to carry on.
Hamworthy would go on to make multiple chances throughout the second half
A second grounding challenge would come in 31st minute on Adam Costello - again Costello able to carry on.
Just minutes later Max Buckler tucks away a chance giving Hamworthy a two goal lead and ultimately putting the win out of reach for Westbury.
Westbury United got the second half kicked off. Westbury got back into the game in the second half but with few chances for both teams very little happened and the game ended Westbury 0 - 2 Hamworthy taking Hamworthy further in this famous competition and putting them in the hat for the next round.
Listen to what goal scorer Jack Lovell had to say after the game about winning in the FA Cup.
Hamworthy United's next game is against Alton at home in the league.