hamworthy recreation fc

Sam Jones

Thomas Biles

Luke Geddes

Rikki Walden

Lewis Proudley

Marc Fairbrother

Ash Boyt

Ross Hampton-Brown

Callum Charlton

Harry Stokes

Alistair Garrard


Chris Long
for Stokes

Cooper-Blaney Lorne
for Charlton

Lewis Tapley
for Proudley

OG 34

Boyt 38

15/8/2017 League

Hamworthy Recreation 2 Blandford Utd 1

Rec made it two wins from two with this victory over Blandford, but it was far from easy for them. As in the previous game they went behind early on and had to fight their way back into the match. Having gone in front by half-time Rec failed to add to the scoreline and the visitors always looked capable of gaining a point.

After only five minutes Rec were behind. A cross from the right was tapped in at the far post with the home defence floundering. The hosts then had a succession of chances, with Ali Garard firing just wide from Harry Stokes' pass, before having another attempt blocked by the keeper. Ross Hampton-Brown's clever lob was just over the bar before Rec drew level on 34 minutes. A telling run and cross from the right by Stokes resulted in an own goal as a defender and Garard tussled for the ball at the near post and just four minutes later a fine team move ended with ASH BOYT firing in a neat, low finish to put Rec 2-1 up at the interval.

The Royals missed a sitter right at the start of the second period to fire Rec into action. Garard again found the keeper in good form when he produced another fine block, following Boyt's great pass, before man of the match, Marc Fairbrother set up sub Chris Long to fire just over. Garard and Long combined well to set up a chance only for the Rec sub to be bundled over in the box, with the penalty appeals ignored by the ref.

Blandford, who had shipped seven goals in the previous match, to their credit, made life difficult for Rec and looked dangerous in breakaways, but Rec held out for another precious three points. FT 2-1.