Fareham’s Wessex League winning run is ended with thrashing at Hamworthy United

Fareham Town's three-game winning Wessex League run came to an abrupt end with a 4-0 thrashing on a3G pitch at Hamworthy United.

Tuesday, 11th February 2020, 10:24 pm
Updated Tuesday, 11th February 2020, 10:26 pm
Fareham manager Pete Stiles

After a goalless first half, the Hammers took a 66th minute lead when James King robbed a defender and slotted his shot into the bottom left-hand corner.

Further goals from Connor Cocklin, Lee Francis and Cam Munn sealed the Reds’ fate.

Visiting manager Pete Stiles was disappointed, particularly by his side’s second half capitulation.

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'It wasn't the best of results,’ he grumbled.

'We did okay up until the second half, when we made a couple of mistakes then seemed to give up.

'It didn't help that we had a number of players missing.

'In the first half we looked good without creating too many clear cut chances.

'Up until the interval, I thought we were the better side..

'After the break we lost our way and were punished for our mistakes.

'We looked a bit leggy and it was disappointing.

'Having said that, the final scoreline flattered them - it was never a 4-0 game.

'On our second half showing, though, we didn't deserve anything.

'It is a shame that our little winning run has come to an end and must look to get another one going.'

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Baffins Milton Rovers fear the weather will once again scupper their chances of staging Wednesday’s Wessex League Cup tie against Brockenhurst at the PMC Stadium (7.45pm).

Rovers picked up their first win of the year at the weekend by beating Hamble Club 2-0 at home.

It was only the third home game they have been able to stage since the beginning of November.

Manager Steve Leigh's biggest worry at the moment is the piling up of fixtures in the latter half of the campaign.