Bournemouth Senior Cup Quarter Final (Tuesday 17-10-17)
Match Report by Mike Claridge (Sydenhams Football League News)
Two late goals by substitute Scott Walters sent Bashley into the semi-final of the BDFA Saturday Senior Cup at the expense of Wyvern Premier League side Hamworthy Utd. This was a closely fought game played out in greasy conditions by two well matched teams that exploded into life in the second half with a game changing last ten minutes.
The first half was one of skill and endeavour; Bashley attacked through the middle whilst their opponents concentrated on wide play. These contrasting tactics produced end to end football and, surprisingly, a nil score line: the highlights being a number of sharp saves by Joe Coombes, having his first start since his move from Bemerton and a storming frontline display by Lewis Ross. Hamworthy, however, came nearest to scoring and Daniel Cann will rue his open goal miss; they also had the misfortune to lose their captain and centre-back Nathan Walker with a foot injury.
Two goals within the first ten minutes of the re-start put the visitors in the driving seat. Cann made up for his earlier mistake by scoring from the spot after being fouled in the area and substitute Maxwell Butler made it two a minute later when heading home from a corner. The tireless Ross was then upended when bearing down on goal but had the satisfaction of scoring from the spot. Both teams rang the changes and with just ten minutes left a Hamworthy win was on the cards. Bashley’s final substitution was to bring on Scot Walters whose nose for goal changed the game. With eight minutes remaining a hard drive from Harry McGrath hit the post and the rebound was gobbled up by Walters to level the scores. Three minutes later an angled cross from McGrath caused confusion in the Hammer defence and Walters was on hand to coolly drive home the winning goal. The match ended with Bashley digging in for the final scot-free five minutes.
Hamworthy United; A.Knights, Jamie Filkins, D, O’Sullivan, D. Randall, N. Walker (C. Preston), B. Walker,N. Swann, B. Randall D. Cann, C. Jevon (M. Buckler), E. Zanin.
Team selection has not been published for this fixture yet.