Another 4-0 win! Rocks hammer Hampton

A SECOND consecutive 4-0 victory made it six wins and two draws from the past eight games for Bognor.

The Rocks had hoped to extend the good form that brought them a comfortable 4-0 victory the FA Cup over Frome in midweek - and they didn’t disappoint.

Kane Wills and Harvey Whyte were both missing from the starting line-up through injury.

After just three minutes, Arron Hopkinson - who himself had bene a pre-match dount with a hip problem - skipped past the Richmond defence to get a shot away, though his attempt cleared the bar.

Ben Johnson hit a left-footed shot well wide, with the Rocks looking the more lively in the opening stages.

Hopkinson turned provided on ten minutes when he slid a low ball into Ollie Pearce, but the Rocks player missed by inches.

The Rocks took the lead after 18 minutes as Craig Robson’s sweeping run allowed him to cut the ball back to Pearce to flick a shot in at the near post. Pearce then latched on to a great pass down the left before swinging the ball into the box towards Hopkinson, although the winger could only direct the ball wide.

The Rocks had the better of the second half as again Pearce and Hopkinson caused problems for the visiting defence.

It wasn’t long before substitute Dan Kempson set up Pearce, who rocketed the ball into the top corner from about 30 yards to claim his second of the afternoon and leave visiting keeper Chiweshe no chance.

On 65 minutes the lead was extended further still when Ben Godfrey hit an acrobatic overhead kick to get the third - his seventh goal in eight games for the team.

Minutes later substitute Terry Dodd made an instant impact, just as he had against Frome, capitalising on the Chiweshe’s poor clearance to pass the ball into the net.

Bongor looked like they weren’t finished and hoped to extend their lead. But in the end four goals were enough to continue the Rocks’ fine run of form.

Next up it’s another home game on Tuesday night - when Cray Wanderers are the visitors.

BOGNOR: Zawadski, Malins, Marzetti, Tuck, Axten, Robson, Hopkinson, Wollers, Godfrey, Johnson, Pearce.

LIAM GOODLEY