Match Report -

Match Report - , by Roger Allen

Bournemouth v Hamworthy United 02/04/19

Bournemouth 5 Hamworthy United 1

Emphatic win for Poppies in the Derby game against Hamworthy United at Victoria Park with a crowd of 105 their best in league action this season.

Things started well for the hosts when a Fawzi SAADI strike from around 20 yards crashed in off the crossbar with Hammers keeper Tom Rees rooted to his goal line at the Winton End of the ground. Despite this early breakthrough it was a somewhat cagey start otherwise. Poppies extended their lead on 18 minutes when Rees came out to meet a ball and forced River SMITH wide, the striker sliding the ball home from a tight angle to make it 2-0.

The game was all over as a contest when Lewis HARVEY netted from close range after a Chris Speers effort from a corner had struck the base of the upright with Rees again caught flat-footed, and his defensive team mates at sixes and sevens. HT 3-0

There were more than a handful of spectators that missed the next goal. With the half barely thirty seconds old, when SMITH again found the net cutting in from the flank having slipped his opposing defender. A silly free kick was conceded around 22 yards out and it was SAADI who stepped up to take the kick and the ball curled into the net to see Poppies collect their nap hand.

That wasn’t the end of the goals though as almost immediately Hammers’ Like STONE grabbed a consolation goal as the hosts looked to switch off temporarily- and it was Sam Jones’ first real test of the evening. Bournemouth had the luxury of being able to withdraw Man of the Match Saadi with around 15 minutes left, and it was one of his best performances I’ve seen for some time. With the final whistle imminent, Bournemouth almost added a sixth when Ethan Maddocks’ strike rebounded to safety off the crossbar. FT 5-1 (Mike Robins)