Bridport Res 2 Hamworthy Utd Res 6
Dorset Premier League (Saturday 25-10-17)
(Report Taken From The Dorset Premier League Newsletter)
In the weekend’s late game, Hamworthy won the battle of the Reserves against their hosts from Bridport on a crisp afternoon at St Marys field. Bridport started the game well and could have opened the scoring in the first 5 minutes when Riley Weedon found himself in the box and on the end of a cross, but he directed his header wide of the post but should have scored. However, on 8 minutes Hamworthy s first attack resulted in a good finish by Nick Patrick with a right footed shot from just inside the box. Bridport responded well and equalised with the best goal of the game from a wonderful right foot shot from 17-yearold Sam Handyside. Hamworthy made it 2-1 soon after, following yet another defensive mistake that was punished by Sam Carter. A free kick to Bridport was struck well by Dan Baggs, with the visiting keeper 16year old Shane Cooper only able to parry the ball into the path of Bridport’s Captain Alfie Ward. He followed up to turn the ball in from close range to restore parity. Bridport were again guilty of shooting themselves in the foot, not once, but twice as the visitors added to their tally with Josh Rose & Sam Carter giving the Hammers a deserved lead at half time.
Bridport came out in the second half following some stern words from their manager. Chances again fell to the home side, but the visiting keeper was equal to everything Bridport tried. As the game wore on and with Bridport still chasing the game, their shape was far too open. This allowed too much space and time for the opposition and the Hammers took advantage and picked them off and scored twice. Both strikes came from Sam Carter, who completed his hat trick, and in the process recorded a comfortable win for his team. Hamworthy move into 10th place whilst Bridport need to solve their serious defensive issues quickly if they are to increase their league points tally
Hamworthy United; S. Cooper, J. Minett, K. Spyers ( l. Bragginton), J. Nichols, J. Barton, L. Lindsay, C. Squire, N. Patrick (T. Coombs), J. Basing, J. Rose (G. Deem)
Unused Sub: T. Sonner