On Saturday the 15th of January, in front of a packed County Ground, Hamworthy United took on Chislehurst side Glebe FC in this record breaking fixture for the Hammers. If the Hammers (Hamworthy) won this fixture, it would be the furthest they have ever gotten in this competition.
Hamworthy Goalkeeping coach Ben Sullivan spoke to BUzz News and said, “with any tournament we are in it to win it.”
“There’s some very tough competition out there but we can win it, (but) we can’t start dreaming about Wembley just yet… but the excitement is definitely building.”
we can’t start dreaming about Wembley just yet… but the excitement is definitely building.”
The game got kicked off by the home side and initially it looked like Glebe had begun the game with the upper hand. With five minutes gone it all changed after a rough challenge on Hamworthy attacker, Cam Munn Glebe’s number 19 Ainsley Everett, was given a yellow card and Glebe’s captain, Daryl Coleman, was sent off after disagreeing with the referee’s decision regarding the yellow card.
The captain of the visiting side then proceeded to slap the Hamworthy captain Lee Francis straight across the face – seeing the visitors having to play the game with 10 men for 85 minutes plus any added time.
It took just 28 minutes for 10-man Glebe to get the opening goal after a corner was whipped in, it was easily headed past Shane Murphy in the Hamworthy goal by Jaime Philpot.
Then with not long left, in the first half the visitors gave themselves a great chance to continue the cup run when Philpot scored his second of the game to go in at the half time break two nil up against the home side.
With the second half, underway Hamworthy were looking to fight back and show the visitors what they are made of.
Just four minutes into the second half Jack Lovell (Hamworthy) was bought down in the box and Hamworthy were given a perfect opportunity to get back into the game. So up steps Steve Devlin who slots home the penalty sending the (Glebe FC) keeper, George Kamurasi, the wrong way.
Then, from a Hamworthy corner, came the goal of the competition from Hamworthy attacker Eddie Hodge who collects the ball just outside the box and smashes it top corner. The keeper had no chance of saving it. Suddenly the game was two all and it was anyone’s game with 20 minutes remaining.
It wasn’t until the 89th minute that the game was decided when Hamworthy attacker, Jaime Beasley, was able to tap in a deflection to give the Hammers the lead for the first time in the game.
After a tension packed 90 minutes Hamworthy continue their journey to Wembley with the round of 16 draw being announced on the 17th January.
The second non-league Bournemouth side to progress to the last 16 was Brockenhurst, lead by manager Pat McManus who spoke to Buzz about the win over New Milton Rovers.
“We are really proud of what we do and the way we do it… and what we do we do with integrity.”
Pat McManus said, “We are really proud of what we do and the way we do it… and what we do we do with integrity.”
“If the next round is the end of the road for us, for what ever reason, we will still be proud of what we have done and how we have done it.”