Team Solent netted five goals to execute yet another superb performance to see off fifth-placed Hamworthy United yesterday afternoon at Test Park.
Within the opening stages, The Sparks pressed forward searching for an opener, and the Hamworthy defence were soon broken within 20 minutes of the first half as striker Kasimu used his electric pace to beat the centre back and slot into the bottom corner.
The home side were searching for more, forcing good saves from Hamworthy’s ‘keeper who kept the score at 1-0 for large amounts of the first half.
Chances did come The Hammers’ way, though, with both sides’ midfielders producing a tight spectacle. However, it was Solent who doubled the lead with 39 minutes gone.
Kasimu turned provider when he squared across goal after reaching the by-line. Obeng did the rest by tapping into an open net to ensure James Taylor’s men went in at halftime with a two-goal lead.
When the teams returned for the second 45, Solent came out with a bang making it 3-0 within seconds, the prolific Kasimu grabbing his second.
This sparked a quick flurry of goals, Hamworthy pulling one back via Jack Cann before Tyrell Mitford resumed the Test Park outfit’s two-goal advantage in the 53rd minutes in sublime fashion. After Obeng cleverly won a free kick on the edge of the penalty area, Mitford stepped up from 20-yards and nestled the ball into the far corner to put the game out of sight for Hamworthy.
It went from bad to worse for the visitors before the hour mark, their goalscorer Cann seeing red with 35 minutes remaining. This enabled Solent to play more fluent and flowing football in the last half hour.
With ten minutes remaining, the team in red grabbed their fifth of the game, Kasimu accounting his second assist as he squared across goal for Mitford, who tapped for his double just yards away from goal.
A third consecutive victory for Solent delivered in style, meaning they climb to 17th in the table.