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Sat 11 May 10:30 - Cup Full time

Hamworthy United 1 Downton 0

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Bankes Charity Cup Final (Saturday 11th May 2019)

Hamworthy United 1 Downton 0
Bankes Charity Cup Final (Saturday 11th May 2019)

The Final was held at Shaftesbury with an early 10-30am kick off. The Hammers fielded a mixture of first team and youth team players which included Dan Cann playing his first game for some time. The teams had met in a previous round earlier in the season, but this time Downton appeared to field a full first team instead of the very good young development team that played last time. United won that game played at the Specsavers County Ground 4-0.
Hamworthy started the game kicking down the slope and took the game to the opposition from the ko. It soon became clear that United’s pace was going to cause the more physical Downton team problems, and in the 12th minute following a quick passing move down the right they took the lead. James King who was unusually playing in a striker roll found the net with the aid of an assist from Neemo Nixon. Hamworthy continued to be on top for the rest of the half and should have increased their lead further, but the inexperience of some of the younger members of the team led to them either rushing their shots or dallying too long on the ball. On the other hand the more experienced United defenders coped very well with any Downton attacks making Shane Cooper’s first half in goal very comfortable.
H/T 1-0
Downton came out after the interval with all guns blazing, and for the first quarter of the second half enjoyed their best period of the game. For the first time Shane Cooper’s goal was put under real pressure especially from corners where Downton did their best to crowd him out. He was greatly helped by Connor Cocklin and Declan Randall who dominated in the air, and also by Downton’s inability to find the target. The Hammers weathered the storm and although territorially Downton still had the edge, United looked dangerous on the break with the experienced Dann Cann holding up the ball well before laying it off to create several quick attacks. United were unlucky when man of the match Brandon Randall hit the underside of the bar with a powerful shot. With just ten minutes to go Hamworthy were awarded a penalty when substitute Morgan Oliver was taken out by a crunching tackle, when he had the goal at his mercy and only the keeper to beat. Dann Cann stepped up and sent a well struck shot low to the keepers left, only to see him pull off a great diving save. This gave Downton a bit of hope as they threw men forward in an attempt to draw level, but a solid Hammers defence stood firm to pick up their first trophy of the season. The result was a fair one with Hamworthy well in control for most of the game.
F/T 1-0
Team: S. Cooper, R. Watkins, N. Patrick, D. Randall (Capt), C.Cocklin, B. Randall, D. Cann N. Nixon, C. Bunn, J King, J. Delves.
Subs: M. Oliver, L. Middlewick, E. Davies, T. Pratt

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