Bradey Norton’s nine-minute hat-trick helped Fareham Town to a thumping win over Hamworthy United and has boosted the prospects of a great escape.
Matt Parr’s men recorded a thumping 6-1 win over the Dorset outfit at Cams Alders and they now have their fate back in their own hands in the battle to avoid the drop from the Wessex League premier division.
If we win our last two games we will stay upMatt Parr
Parr said: ‘If we win our last two games we will stay up.
‘It was a terrific win but we still have a lot of work to do.
‘We have been playing well, creating a lot of chances and for once we put them away.
‘Our fate is back in our own hands and it will be a remarkable achievement if we can pull it off.’
Ash Tattersall gave the Reds a dream start putting them ahead inside a minute before the visitors hit back to level the scores.
Callum Laycock restored the hosts’ lead before Norton hit a purple patch with three quick-fire goals before the break. Mark Cotton added a sixth in the second half.
Champions Petersfield Town did Fareham a big favour with a 6-1 win over Christchurch at Hurn Bridge.
Warren Hunt notched a hat-trick, Andy Todd grabbed a double and Mike Essai completed the scoring.
AFC Portchester guaranteed a third-place finish with a fine 2-1 win at Whitchurch United.
The Royals had to come from behind with Josh Warren heading in a first-half equaliser.
Jack Salter-Vaile snatched the win with the last kick of the game, hammering home from 12 yards.
Moneyfields rounded off their home campaign with a 2-1 win over 10-man Andover Town at Dover Road.
The 18-year-old Liam Kyle put the city club ahead with his first senior goal but Andover equalised before the break.
In the second half, veteran substitute Nicky Wyatt was brought down in the area.
The offending defender was sent off and Steve Hutchings converted the penalty.
‘It was nice to win and see some of the youngsters come in and do well,’ said Moneys boss Miles Rutherford.
Horndean slipped to a 1-0 defeat against high-flying Winchester City at Five Heads Park.