Sharpness went into their local derby against Cam on Saturday still missing last seasons top scorer Ben John through injury. On a blustery wet day it was never going to be a classic and for the first 30 minutes it was a pretty even affair with both sides creating chances. The deadlock was broken on 35 minutes from the penalty spot. Following a Jack Higgs corner and a scuffle in the Cam penalty area one of the Cam defenders handled the ball and Marley Thomas stepped up to give Jagger in the Cam goal no chance. It finished 1-0 at half time and with Sharpness not playing at their best the next goal was going to be crucial.
Cam continued to create chances but Ryan Neale in the Sharpness goal was determined not to concede and pulled off two great saves from free kicks in quick succession. The game looked like it would be decided by the odd goal but on 75 minutes Sharpness were awarded a free kick just outside of the Cam box. With pin point accuracy Marley Thomas curled the ball round the Cam wall to give Jagger no chance as his shot rifled into the top corner to bag his second of the game.
That should of been game over but with 10 minutes to go some slack defending let in the Cam forward to smash the ball home to create an exciting last 9 minutes of the game. The shock of conceding seemed to ignite the Sharks and they stepped up a gear and their tough pre season fitness sessions started to pay off. Cam were now being stretched to the limit and it was that man Brad Hewer who produced another spectacular strike from 25 yards to put the game out of Cam’s reach. In the 89 minute Sharpness ripped the Cam defence apart and Matt Gardner finished a great move down the right to make it 4-1 at the finish.