Following last week’s crushing 7-0 home victory over Brockenhurst FC (Match Report – Team Solent vs Brockenhurst), Solent now travel to fellow Wessex Premier Division struggler Amesbury Town.
Team Solent FC are hoping that Hisham Kasimu can be the spark that The Students need to turn their season around.
After bagging four stunning goals against a stern Badgers’ defence on his first start for the team, captain Curtis Thorn believes that Kasimu can be the intimidating attacking presence needed to press on in this league.
‘I’d hate to play against him – he’s so electric and so fast,’ said the 21-year-old.
‘I still feel we can be the best team in this league.’
Perhaps a warning should be issued to the Amesbury back four, who have already allowed 29 goals through their first 12 games.
That message was echoed by Solent gaffer’ James Taylor.
‘Clinical finishing is always important, and next Saturday we need more of the same. We’re going to work hard for each other.’
Solent, whose ‘goals for’ statistic compares to those in the top 10 in the league, need more of the same.
So far this season, The Sparks are averaging a goal every 52 minutes in open play, and when you add the enigmatic Kasimu to the mix, that stat seems only likely to increase.
Perhaps the most incredible aspect of Kasimu’s stunning performance was that his four goals and one assist came in just 72 minutes, he didn’t even play a full game.
This must be concerning for 20th placed Amesbury, who are currently the league’s most lacklustre team in front of goal, having scored only nine.
Kasimu will be eager to add to his tally when his side travel to Bonneymead park this Saturday, the 21st of October, to put further distance between Team Solent and the drop zone.
With both teams coming off the back of victories, this game could be a ‘six-pointer’.