Dan Cann’s Hammers were ‘Worthy’ winners on Tuesday night whose first-half performance blew away a young Farm side, writes Jack Davies.
Hamworthy’s ruthless first half began in the 10th minute. After a swirling wind blew a corner all over the place, one of the home contingencies finally managed to stab it home.
The first attempt for a second was frustrated by an offside flag, but shortly afterwards Sam Griffin emphatically volleyed home from distance. It looked like John had done enough to clear the danger, but the talismanic forward lashed the ball with venom into the top corner.
A third arrived and it was one Farm won’t want to see back. As soon as Kai Storr sent a long ball forward, it found its way through to Max Wilcock who put the ball in the back of the net for 3-0. Wilcock turned provider for the final goal of the half. His low cross was tucked home by Curtis Young.
Manor Farm had the most of the early second half going before being punished further on the counter. Rafa Ramos has only joined the club that day and having already netted against Farm for former club Bashley this season, he popped up with the 5th.
Farm’s fragmented squad saw them only able to name three teenagers on the bench but all were brought out and combined for some respectability late on. Regan Lashenko’s late effort was parried by Storr and the rebound was buried by Luco Ponsillo for his first senior competitive goal for Farm. The third young sub had the game’s final say. Will Gallagher, who became one of the club’s youngest-ever scorers aged 16 earlier this season, got his second after gambling well at the back post.
STAR MAN – Jayden Nielsen.