Sandhurst Town FC 3 Hanworth Villa FC 1By Tony Dean
August 31, 2010
Sandhurst Town’s busy bank holiday weekend started well with a good win at home to Hanworth Villa in the Combined Counties Premier Division.
The result was consistent with their good start to the season, although things didn’t start too brightly at Bottom Meadow.
With just a minute gone, the Fizzers conceded a penalty following a clumsy challenge just inside the box and Lee Higg converted from the spot.
This sparked Sandhurst into action as they enjoyed a good period of possession and were rewarded on 20 minutes when James Mepham also converted from the spot.
The rest of the first half was an even affair with both sides going close a number of times, but not able to deliver the finishing touch.
The second half started in a similar vein, but slowly the Fizzers began to take control with some good midfield resistance and possession.
Toby Jannaway then broke the deadlock for the hosts on 75 minutes when he broke down the right wing and fired in from out wide to beat the Hanworth keeper at his far post.
With their confidence buoyed, Sandhurst pressed home their advantage with Mepham putting the icing on the cake to make it 3-1 on 88 minutes, converting from a well worked move and cross from the left.
Sandhurst Town: Agov, Watson, Murphy, Hogston, Alimi, Hogg, Rapley , Jannaway, Mepham , Simmonds, Hibbert. Subs not used: Palmer, Murphy.