FULL TIME WHISTLE BLOWN?
After our win away to Egham Town the Football governing body made the announcement that football, at all levels, is to be cancelled until April 3rd at the earliest, although most people in the know are predicting that this will most likely mean the end to the current season.
This is all the information we have at the moment. Follow us on twitter @HanworthvillaFC for any updates. Until then, thanks for your support, and stay safe.
EGHAM TOWN 1 – 3 HVFC
Saturday 14th March 2020
Combined Counties Premier Division
Kick off 3pm
@ Runnymead Stadium, Wards Place, Egham, TW20 8XD
After the previous two performances the boys were expected to shoot out of the traps against mid table Egham Town, but that wasn’t the case. For the opening 25 minutes we were 2nd to every ball and never got anywhere near winning a header, a fact not missed by the management team who, during a break in play, called the boys to the bench to make some changes.
When the game restarted Bruno Tingle had been pushed forward and Scottie Walker had been dropped a bit deeper, a move designed to give the physical Egham centre backs something to think about, and it worked perfectly. Bruno’s height and strength prevented the defence winning all the ball and Scottie started to buzz about and cause problems.
With the Egham attack blunted we started to create chances for ourselves. With the break approaching, Jason Dwunfuo cut inside his full back and fired a shot that bounced of the keepers chest, Scott Walker reacted fastest to lift the rebound over the keeper. 1 nil lead into the break.
The 2nd half saw a much better display from us and we didn’t have to wait long to increase our lead. In the 59th minute the hard working Bruno Tingle reaped the award for the graft he had put in when he turned in the box and fired home from close range. A well deserved goal for Mr Tingle.
The remainder of the half was played pretty much in the centre third of the pitch with clear cut chances few and far between for either sides. With the game into over time the hosts were given a chink of hope when their forward finished from close in to cut the lead, the hope didn’t last long though as, from the kick off, Jason Dwunfuo once again tortured his full back, this time he carried on to slip the ball past the keeper to restore our 2 goal lead.
Our 3rd consecutive win, and we continue our climb up the table. In the last 6 weeks or so the hard work put in by the management team of Simon, Paul and Leon has started to pay off. We are looking much more orgainised and, more importantly, with Scottie, Jason and Tauren Roberts scoring freely we pose an attacking threat. Long may it continue.
HVFC 2 – 1 GUILDFORD CITY
Tuesday 10th 2020
Combined Counties Premier Division
Kick off 7.45pm
Rectory Meadow, Park Road, Hanworth, TW13 6PN
It appears that home wins are like buses, get one and another comes along right behind it.
After the excellent performance against Redhill at the weekend the Boss was eager to get this game on and, once again, Brownie defied the weather gods to produce the only grass pitch playable on the day.
The lads showed that they were in the right mood for the challenge and, right from the kick off, they took the game to our visitors. Once again our forward line of Scottie Walker, Tauren Roberts and Jason Dwunfuo posed all sorts of problems for the Guildford defence. If it wasn’t for the visiting goalkeeper we would have taken an early lead but as it turned out it was the visitors who opened the scoring when a speculative shot took a wicked deflection past Bussy and into our net. 13 mins gone 1 nil to Guildford.
To their credit the boys didn’t dwell on the misfortune and set about going after the equaliser. We didn’t have to wait too long. We had already gone close a couple of times when, in the 27th minute, Jason Dwunfuo finished off a lovely team move to deservedly pull us level. 1 each at the break
The 2nd half followed the pattern of the 1st, almost continual attacks from us. Guildford were defending well however and, after their 3rd goal line clearance, the winner looked increasingly unlikely.
With 2 minutes to go though we finally got our chance after Jason was bought down in the box. An important spot kick as we are in desperate need of points at the moment but we needn’t have worried. Young Scottie Walker stepped up and confidently fired the penalty home. Happy days.
It would be wrong to single anybody out as it was another excellent all round team performance. It appears that we are finally getting some stability in the squad and the future is starting to look a lot brighter.