Parr pleased as Knight slays Bemerton

Sam Knight
Sam Knight
Ollie Pearce scored for Bognor in their match today. Picture: Tommy McMillan

Bognor get first win in six months

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Fareham Town boss Matt Parr was delighted to get off to a winning start in the Wessex League premier division.

Parr’s men beat Bemerton Heath Harlequins 2-1, with debutant Sam Knight grabbing both goals.

Club stalwarts Wayne Boud and Graham Lindsay – attacking players by trade – performed well at the back for Fareham, in a makeshift defence.

Parr said: ‘It was a very pleasing start.

‘Holiday commitments and injuries resulted in us fielding a makeshift defence against a side who are always there or thereabouts at the top of our league.’

Parr has signed Pete Murphy and Lee Tigwell from Hayling, while two-goal hero Knight arrived from Alton Town.

The trio all impressed on Saturday.

Ashley Tattersall also had a fine game for Town and keeper Luke Douglas made a fine early save.

Fareham’s opener came midway through the first half.

Knight reacted to score after a 20-yard shot from Bryn McKie was saved.

Full-back Tigwell then set up Knight to score the second goal.

Bemerton replied with an injury-time Tom Roberts penalty.

Parr is hoping his team can take the win and push on.

He said: ‘I have a great bunch of lads and this opening-day win augurs well for the campaign ahead.’

Fareham host Hamworthy United, 3-2 winners over Totton & Eling, at Cams Alders tomorrow night.