St Pantelimon (H)

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Wembley (H)

HVFC v WEMBLEY

Saturday 2nd April @ 3 pm
Combined Counties Premier North
Rectory Meadow, Park road, Hanworth, TW13 6PN
Admission – Adults £7, Concessions £4

The reverse fixture against “The CityzensLions”. The first game, played at Vale Farm back in October, ended in a 2 nil win to ourselves. Our first goal was scored by Sam Merson and Tom Jelley scored the 2nd with a screamer of a shot.

Our visitors are sitting just below mid table with 9 wins and 6 draws from the 29 games they have played to date.

Current form, over the last 6 games, has not been great with 1 win and 5 defeats. Despite that form we will not be taking the game lightly

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Southall (H)

HVFC v SOUTHALL

Saturday 22nd March @ 3 pm
Combined Counties Premier North
Rectory Meadow, Park road, Hanworth, TW13 6PN
Admission – Adults £7, Concessions £4

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Abbey Rangers (H)

HVFC v ABBEY RANGERS

Saturday 12th March @ 3 pm
Combined Counties Premier North
Rectory Meadow, Park road, Hanworth, TW13 6PN
Admission – Adults £7, Concessions £4

Abbey always give us a tough challenge. Not a team to give in easily so we will have to be at our best if are going to repeat the win we achieved in the first meeting earlier this season. 3 second half goals from the Merson brothers (Sam 2, Ben 1) made sure we took the points in a 1-3 victory at their Addlestone Moor ground,

Abbey currently sit in 3rd in the table with 15 wins and a draws from the 22 games played, scoring 46 and conceding 29.

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Egham town (H)

HVFC v EGHAM TOWN

Saturday 12th February @ 3 pm
Combined Counties Premier North
Rectory Meadow, Park road, Hanworth, TW13 6PN
Admission – Adults £7, Concessions £4

A fixture against Egham is usually tough enough but it was made all the tougher by an ever increasing injury list. Missing Ben, Bruno, Jimbo, Theo, Rory and Feds the Boss was forced to re-jig his squad and the boys stepped up to the challenge with a convincing 3 nil victory over a robust “Sarnies” side.

The game began with the visitors on the front foot, and whilst their forward line was keeping our makeshift defence busy they never really created any clear cut chances. The possession that Egham had was troubling but, as usual, our management reacted and a bit of re-organisation had immediate effect and for the last 15 minutes of the half we started to cause problems at the other end, but to no avail, and we went into the break goal-less.

Within 5 minutes of the restart we were in front. Sam Merson converting from the spot after Jordan Ellis had been felled in the box. 15 minutes later we pretty much ensured the points when Jerome Federico scored his 2nd goal of the season (a career record I believe) with a very smart finish. The 2nd goal took all the heart out of our visitors and it wasn’t a surprise when, in the dying minutes, Meshach Williams added a 3rd to keep our winning run at Ranch going.

Yet another tough fixture this coming Saturday as we travel to free scoring North Greenford. Fingers crossed we may have a few players returning.

 

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Farnham Town (H)

HVFC v FARNHAM TOWN

Tuesday 8th February @ 7.45 pm
Premier Challenge Cup – Round 3
Rectory Meadow, Park road, Hanworth, TW13 6PN
Admission – Adults £7, Concessions £4

Match report curtesy of Farnham Town

For this was yet another night of penalty heartbreak for Farnham Town.

Having taken the lead through, almost inevitably, Josh Ogunseye, scoring his 25th (yes, that’s 25!) goal of the season, the Town were pegged back on the stroke of half time when, from a free kick on the Farnham left, Louis Taylor was allowed to turn in the Town area and lift his shot into the net.

Currently top of the Cherry Red Records Combined Counties Premier North, Hanworth Villa represented a tough test for the Town, and it’s to their credit that they kept parity with their opponents in a tight second half.

And so, with no extra time, we went to penalties.

Which is where, with shades of Tim Krul in 2014, the Villains played their ace.

On came substitute ‘keeper Terry Buss and it would be his save, with the scores level at 7-7, that would be crucial, setting up Dapo Abitongun to score the Villiains’ eighth and send them through to the next round.

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Tadley Calleva (H)

HVFC v TADLEY CALLEVA

Saturday 5th February @ 3 pm
Combined Counties Premier North
Rectory Meadow, Park road, Hanworth, TW13 6PN
Admission – Adults £7, Concessions £4

Today’s matchup is the reverse fixture for the season. The first game, back in September, resulted in a 3 nil win to us. Our goals coming from Meshach Williams, one either side of half time, and the 3rd from Sam Merson just before the end of the game. Although the final scoreline was comfortable “The Tadders” made things very difficult for us for most of the game.

At the time of writing Tadley are sitting in 14th place in the table with 6 wins and 4 draws from their 23 games to date but, since Christmas, they have hit a vein of form with 3 wins and a draw from their 4 games. I’m sure they will be looking to extend that good run at our expense.

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Spelthorne Sports (H)

HVFC v SPELTHORNE

Saturday 15th January @ 3 pm
Combined Counties Premier North
Rectory Meadow, Park road, Hanworth, TW13 6PN
Admission – Adults £7, Concessions £4

A meeting with our near neighbours Spelthorne Sports usually results in an entertaining, high scoring game. This was certainly the case when we met in the reverse of this fixture back in October. We eventually won the game by 4 goals to 3 but we had to score in the 92nd and 94th minutes to do so.

Spellt currently sit comfortably in mid table with 6 wins and 5 draws from their 21 games played to date. Most of the defeats they have suffered have been tight matches, usually settled by the odd goal.

With local bragging rights up for grabs I’m sure today’s game will be another hard fought affair

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Burnham (H)

HVFC v BURNHAM

Saturday 8th January @ 3 pm
Combined Counties Premier North
Rectory Meadow, Park road, Hanworth, TW13 6PN
Admission – Adults £7, Concessions £4

A very good performance from the lads, especially when you take a very wet pitch and the freezing rain into account.

This was the reverse of our opening day fixture which ended in a goal less draw, but there was no shortage of goals in this game once Ben Merson broke the deadlock in the 27th minute with a smart near post header. The next 15 minutes saw us score a further 4 times. Sam Merson scored number 2, from the penalty spot, & number 3 when he rounded the keeper to roll the ball home. Not to be outdone Ben then scored his 2nd with another thumping header before Sam completed his hat trick by capitalising on a poor clearance which he smashed into the top corner. 5 nil at half time.

Sam Merson was replaced by Elliott Simpson at half time and he took over the goalscoring reins by scoring our 6th and 7th goals in the 60th and 77th minute. Both goals scored from close in.

With the clock running down Ben was determined to match his brothers hat trick, and he got his oppourtunity when we were awarded a free kick on the edge of the box. Ignoring the pleas of his teammates to not shoot he fired past the keeper to complete what was an excellent days work by him.

A very important win for us, especially as most other games were called off. We managed to get some minutes under our belts after the Christmas layoff and certainly did our goal difference no harm at all.

 

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Wokingham & Emmbrook (H)

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