League: CCFL Prem

Molesey (H)

HANWORTH VILLA v MOLESEY

Saturday 12th September 2020 @ 3pm
Cherry Red Records Combined Counties Premier
Rectory Meadow, Park Road, Hanworth, TW13 6PN

Entry £7 Adults, £4 Concessions & Under 16’s free
Please note – Track & Trace & Social Distancing measures in operation

Games against our neighbours from over the river are always enjoyable affairs, even if the results haven’t always gone our way.

Our rivalry with the Moles may be friendly but it is still very fierce. It always seems worse in the bar after when your friends have the bragging rights.

This was the case last season when our visitors took the honours with a one to nil win early in the season. We did manage to exact revenge in the return fixture with a 2-nil win.

Friendship doesn’t kick in until about 5pm Saturday. Before then we will be doing our best to make sure that we are doing the bragging.

 

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Badshot Lea (H)

HANWORTH VILLA V BADSHOT LEA

Tuesday 3rd November 2020 @ 7.45 pm
Combined Counties Premier Division

Good game this one.

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Cobham (A)

COBHAM 0 – 1 HVFC

Saturday 24th October 2020
Combined Counties FL – Premier Division

Cold, wet and windy. Not ideal conditions for playing football but the pitch was good and we had Bernie Tanner back in the fold, for the short term at least.

We quickly settled down and applied early pressure on our hosts defense, but it soon become apparent that the Hammers defenders were orgainised and well drilled as they fought off our attacks. On the occasions that we did manage to breach them we came up against Lee Norman, another goalkeeper in fantastic form.

On 4 seperate occasions in the 1st half the Villains supporters were celebrating opening the scoring only to see Lee pull off a wonder save to keep things level.However, with the clock ticking down towards the break, we finally produced an end result when a Chobham defender mistimed a header. Sam Merson pounced on the loose ball and calmly finished past the advancing keeper. 1 up at the break and a deserved lead.

Following the change around it quickly become apparent how much the conditions were having an effect on the game. We were finding it more difficult to make head way and , conversly, Cobham came more into the game and started to mount a number of attacks of their own.

Whilst we still had the upper hand, and looking to add another goal, our defence found themselves much busier keeping the Cobham attackers at bay. With 15 to go they nearly got an equaliser but luckily for us Bussy managed to get his fingertips to flip the ball over the bar. A close call needing a great save.

Late on we had a number of chances to wrap up the game but the goal that would have settled the nerves wasn’t to be and it was with some relief, amongst the supporters anyway, that the final whistle went and we claimed another hard fought win.

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Abbey Rangers (H)

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Frimley Green (A)

FRIMLEY GREEN v HVFC

Tuesday 13th Octoberber 2020 @ 7.45 pm
Combined Counties FL – Premier Division

A wet night under the lights, a perfect evening for football, and what a tough game it was.

Frimley underwent late managerial changes during the close season and this lead to a difficult start of the season for them. An early run of heavy defeats has been turned into good displays, and results, recently and we found out first hand what a difficult side than can be to play against.

We started the game on top and created a number of chances, including hitting the woodwork and forcing the keeper into a number of saves. Frimley aren’t the side to roll over though and they looked to hit us on the counter attack

In the 16th minute “The Frimmers” took the lead. Their tricky winger twice beat Bryant before knocking in a cross which was met by debutant Reece Connolly who volleyed the ball down into the ground and into the net. 1 nil and they werent going to make life easy.

With the clock running down to half time one of our attacks finally produced a goal. Sam Merson cutting the ball back for Elliott Simpson to drive into the bottom corner. Relived to go into the break level.

The second half followed the pattern of the first, us doing all the attacking and the home side digging in stubbonly and playing on the break, but with 10 to go they finally cracked. Once again Sam Merson was involved, this time beating the full back and cutting the ball back to Bruno Tingle who calmly slotted home the winner.

Hard won victory against a hard working side, Very satisfying.

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Guildford City (A)

GUILDFORD CITY v HANWORTH VILLA

Saturday 3rd October 2020 @ 3 pm
Combined Counties Premier Division
Ground – Spectrum Arena, Parkway, Guildford, GU1 1UP
Admission  £8 Adults, £5 Concessions & Under 16’s £1
Note:- NHS COVID19 & evepass track & trace apps in use

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Egham Town (H)

HANWORTH VILLA V EGHAM TOWN

Tuesday 29th September 2020 @ 7.45 pm
Combined Counties Premier Division

A tough encounter this. Egham are a good side with a lot of skill and with strong players who don’t mind putting in the tackles that are necessary. That made our win all the more special.

Right from the start it was obvious that we were going to have to work hard if we were to get anything out of this game. The visitors started well and pegged us back into our half for the first 5 minutes making it difficult for us to get any decent procession at all, then all of a sudden we were in the lead.

Brandon Barzey, playing at full back in a rearranged line-up, picked up a loose ball, ghosted past 2 players and passed to Sid Dack, who was making his first start of the season. Sid turned and smashed an unstoppable shot into the top bin. A great goal. Against the early run of the game perhaps but still a great goal.

With the goal behind us we managed to settle into the passing game that the manager is trying to encourage and we started to create chances, but strong defending, and good goalkeeping meant that we took the single goal lead into the break.

The visitors started the second half positively and quickly levelled the scores with a firmly hit strike from out wide on the right which sailed over Terry’s head into the net. 1 each 52nd minute.

If the ball for the Egham goal was meant to be a cross it was a bad one but if it was a shot it was a cracker, as was Sam Merson’s a minute later to put us back into the lead. Brandon once again the provider and Sam did the rest with a rocket from the edge of the box to continue his record of scoring in every league game.

Back in the lead we were having to work hard to keep charge of the game. Our cause got a bit easier when, with 10 to go, the Egham forward that had been causing most of our problems got himself needlessly sent off. Already on a yellow, and with the ball out of play, he pushed Louis Taylor over. No idea why but he had to go.

The dismissal took something out of the very spirited Sarnies side and this allowed us to make the points safe with a 3rd. Meshach Williams once again contributing a goal. A hard fought 3 points against probably the toughest team we have came up against yet. Well done lads. Away to Guildford City on Saturday.

Villa:- Terry Buss, Brandon Barzey, Bryant Akono-Bilongo, Micheal Kamara, Declan Skura, Jamie Throughgood, Scott Walker, Samra Gagan, Sam Merson (54′ Goal) , Sid Dack (8′ Goal), Meshach Williams (80′ Goal)

Subs:- Louis Taylor (63 on for Barzey), Ben Merson (91 on for Williams), Leon Solomon, Bruno Tingle

 

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Ascot Utd (H)

HANWORTH VILLA v ASCOT UNITED

Saturday 26th September 2020 @ 3 pm
Combined Counties Premier Division

Today’s visitors, Ascot United, were top of league when the season was abandoned last term and, at the time of this visit were sitting at the top again, so we were expecting a very stern challenge. The boys were up to the challenge however, and a good all round performance earned us an excellent 3 points against one of the leagues fancied sides.

“The Yellowmen” are a side full of big guys and directly from the kick off it was obvious that they planned to capitalise on this by playing a direct game designed to put pressure on our defence. As it turned out our backline were more than up to the task. The usuals, Jamie, Guy and Bryant were joined by new signing Joe Morrison and, as a group, they dealt with the early threat enabling the rest of the lads to settle down and start imposing our style on the game.

We started to create a number of promising attacks and in the 20th minute we got our breakthrough, the ever busy Brandon Barzey coolly finishing off a lovely passing move by rounding the keeper before rolling the ball home. The goal was greeted by a fantastic cheer from the home fans who are rapidly warming to the new style of football we are trying to play.

We continued to press for the remainder of the half but the swirling wind into our faces ensured that Ascot always posed a threat, but with Jamie Throughgood bellowing out instructions we safely reached the break in front.

After such an assured 1st half I’m pretty sure that the half time words of wisdom were “more of the same lads” and so it proved as we doubled our lead within 5 minutes of the restart. Scottie Walker, making his first start of the season, picked out Sam Mersons run with a fine pass and Sam did what he does with a great first time finish across the keeper into the bottom corner. 2 nil and we were in charge of the game.

Brandon Barzey, who was having another very good game, almost scored his 2nd of the game in the 75th minute, hitting the crossbar with a long range effort. He wasn’t to be denied long though. With the clock running down a clearance by the Ascot keeper was charged down and the ball fell nicely for Brandon to tap home. 3 nil a lovely result.

The difficult games keep coming and on Tuesday night we are home again, this time to Egham Town. Kick off 7.45. Please remember that we will be strictly following the COVID guidelines which, unfortunately, include having to close the clubhouse at 10pm.

 

 

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Southall (A)

SOUTHALL v HANWORTH VILLA

Saturday 15th September 2020 @ 7450 pm
Combined Counties Premier Division
Ground – Ashford Town FC, Robert Parker Stadium, Short Ln, Stanwell TW19 7BH

Admission  £8 Adults, £4 Concessions & Under 16’s free

Sam Merson

Sam Merson’s 2nd hatrick in consecutive league games, and an all round excellent team performance, saw us win a very hard fought game against one this seasons fancied teams.

Southall have been one of the leagues better sides and this year have made an investment into a push for promotion. With a side full of big strong players it quickly became obvious that intimidation was going to be one of their tactics in a highly competivive first half. As usual this particular tactic didn’t work against our side and the boys gave as good as they got as the two sides swapped attack for attack.

The hosts took the lead in the 16th minute when a weak corner was cleared back to the corner taker. This time delivery was much better and his firmly struck low ball into the area alluded everyone and nestled into the corner of the net. This goal, despite plenty of enterprising play from both sides, proved to be the only goal of the half. 1 nil to “The All” at the break.

The 2nd half saw our boys come out on the front foot in search of the equaliser. Brandon Brazey, who had an amazing game all round, and Sam Merson had caused the Southall defense problems most of the evening and our early 2nd half pressure started to produce chances.

In the 51st minute a corner Sam Merson was first to the ball and he gave the keeper no chance. 1 all, and deserved equaliser. 10 minutes later a repeat of the scenario meant that Sam had his 2nd of the game and we were in the lead.

Our tails were really up now. The introduction of Mesach Williams meant an injection of pace down our right side, stretching the Southall defence even further, and producing almost instant results as the exceptional Brandon Brazey fired home a much deserved goal for our 3rd in the 69th minute.

The 3rd goal took all the fight out of our hosts and it was no surprise when, in the 85th minute, Sammy Gagan won the ball in midfield and slipped a lovely ball through for Merse to complete his 2nd hat trick in as many league games.

A hard fought and deserved victory, much celebrated by the Villains supporters who were once again present in good numbers. Onto the FA Vase Saturday.

Villa lineup:- Terry Buss, Guy Ajsah-Palmer, Bryant Akono-Bilongo, Micheal Kamara, Declan Skura, Jamie Thoroughgood, Brandon Brazey (69), Samra Gagan, Sam Merson (51,62,85) Elliott Simpson, Tauren McDonald-Roberts

Subs:- Liam Garlinge, Scott Walker, Sid Dack (⇑70 for Elliott Simpson), Meshach Williams (⇑65 for Tauren McDonald), Louis Taylor (⇑85 for Samra Gagan)

 

 

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Colliers Wood Utd (A)

COLLIERS WOOD UTD v HANWORTH VILLA

Wednesday 9th September 2020 @ 7.30pm
Cherry Red Records Combined Counties Premier
Admission – Adults £7, Concessions £4

This fixture usually takes place deep in the winter months so it will be a pleasant change to travel down the A3 early in the season.  It will also be nice to meet up with some ex-villains. Managed by Adam Willis, last season, Woods also counted Tom Dillers, Jermaine Queensborough and Jack Buckle in their side.

This fixture last season finished all square at 2 goals each. Unfortunately the reverse fixture fell foul of the early abandonment of the season.

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