hamworthy recreation fc

Sam Jones

Richie Sands

Luke Geddes

Rikki Walden

Lewis Tapley

Dave Wrixton

Josh Pratt

Ross Hampton-Brown

Callum Charlton

Chris Long

Brad Hill


Pete Pritchard
for Tapely

Long 42 53 87

Hill 82

9/9/2017 League Cup

Wareham Rangers 0 Hamworthy Recreation 4

In the end this was a comfortable win for Rec. A patchy first half was followed by a much better second to clinch a place in the first round proper of the League Cup. Manager Wayne Smith was forced to ring the changes because of unavailabilities, but Brad Hill made a welcome return from injury. The game was a personal triumph for new striker Chris Long who gave the home defence a torrid afternoon and plundered a hat-trick. He has now scored 9 goals in 8 games for Rec.

Wareham started in lively fashion and keeper Sam Jones was forced into two good early saves. Rec were guilty of giving the ball away too cheaply and not really creating any clear-cut chances. Long's header wide and Dave Wrixton's shot over the bar were the nearest they came, before, on 42 minutes, LONG seized on the ball, broke into the box and fired low into the net to give Rec a somewhat fortunate half-time lead of 0-1.

Wayne's half-time talk outside in the pouring rain must have done the trick, because Rec looked much livelier and doubled their lead 53 minutes. Josh Pratt combined with Long to set up Callum Charlton, whose effort clipped the bar, but Hill seized on the loose ball to tee up LONG from close-range for 0-2. The Rec striker then had three chances to complete his hat-trick, but two were cleared off the line, with the keeper blocking the other.

Wareham' s only real chance of the half saw a classy turn and shot go fizzing past Jones' post and it was game over on 82 minutes when good play from Richie Sands created a chance for HILL to fire in from the edge of the area for 0-3.

Three minutes from the end LONG claimed the treble his efforts deserved with a fine run and shot inside the far post. FT 0-4.