Hampshire FA Sunday U12 Cup

MATCH REPORT: Hampshire FA Sunday U12 Cup Final

John Moody for Hampshire FA
Basingstoke Town Cols v Hamworthy United


Basingstoke Colts 2 – Hamworthy United 6

The Covid-delayed 2019-2020 Under 12's Cup Final was eventually played at Winkelbury Football Complex on Sunday 23rd May on one of the wettest evenings of the year. The wait was so long that Broadstone F.C. had reached the final but the team had been absorbed into the Hamworthy club by the time they played it! Despite the weather, both teams played the game in the right spirit and the supporters were at last allowed into the stadium and enjoyed their football after a long wait.

Although Basingstoke were the first to attack with Lewis Brown breaking into the penalty box his weak shot was cleared and for the next twenty minutes or so Hamworthy were well on top and opened the scoring in the 7th minute when Harry Rodda floated in a cross and Mason Oakley lifted the ball over the advancing Basingstoke 'keeper Max Holman.

As Hamworthy pressed, Freddie Franklin was put through and he shot just over the bar and in the 14th minute they went two-up when Harry Rodda picked up a clearance and scored with a cross shot.

This second goal stung Basingstoke into action and they pulled one back in the 20th minute when Lewis Brown put in a good run and squared the ball in the box for Thomas Woodland to guide home. Back came Hamworthy and Brandon Williams put a close-range shot just wide and in the next attack Declan Musendo forced a good save out of the Basingstoke 'keeper and then Rodda put a shot over the bar.

Just before half time Basingstoke were back in the game when Woodward was put through by Brown and slammed a tremendous shot into the back of the net from quite a distance.

It did not take Hamworthy long to take the lead again, just a couple of minutes into the second half Finn Richardson put in a penetrating run and was brought down in the penalty area. Williams placed the spot kick just wide of the 'keeper and into the net.

The match swung towards Hamworthy when in the 38th minute Musendo put Richardson through and he swept the ball over the line from close range and in the 49th minute Williams scored his second goal after weaving his way passed two defenders and beating the 'keeper from close range. He complete his hat-trick a few minutes later after a good passing movement saw him in front of goal when he was brought down and he again converted a penalty.

Despite the deficit, Basingstoke did not give up and and went close from a free kick but Hamworthy then took over again and could have scored more, with Thomson hitting a post and Musendo having a good shot saved after he won the ball from a defender.

The Referee was Liam Thompson and he was assisted by Patrick Stratton and Tyson Beacroft. The Fourth Official was Gary Smith. The final was sponsored by Savvy Accountancy Solutions who picked the Player of the Match award which went to Hamworthy's Brandon Williams who was also awarded the match ball for his hat-trick.

The Squads

Basingstoke Colts – Max Holman, Joseph Bettridge, Daniel Oyewole, Shay Kemp, George Sharp ©, Lewis Ottley, Lewis Brown, Quin Hannigan, Andrw Ojo, Charlie McCauley Joseph Owiti, Thomas Woodward, Adam Pugh, Ben Torkington, Thomas McArt and Yasin Yahia Dib. The Manager was Michael Kemp.

Hamworthy United – Daniel Powell, Cass White ©, James Rogers, Harry Rodda, Finn Moss, Codey Wade, Harvey Thompson, Finn Richardson, Declan Musendo, Mason Oakley, Brandon Williams, Luka Downing, Charlie Cox, Freddie Franklin, Elliott Birtwhistle, Reuben Moggeridge and Jake Daunt. The Manager was Andrew Powell.