Hamworth United 4-1 Tillington Town Royston Vasey scored a hat trick and was later sent off as Hamworth United thrashed rivals Tillington Town in an impressive display. The influential frontman will now miss the vital clash with Cansdale City as the side chase an illustrious championâ€™s league spot. Vasey received his first yellow for an overzealous celebration and then after a dangerous late challenge on Juan-Pablo Jones it left referee Tyrant with no choice but to send him off. This all came after eccentric forward had scored three in a hugely devastating display which included one incredible rasping effort. The game started brightly for Hamworth with Johnson splitting the Tillington defence wide open with a wonderful ball through to Vasey, who brought a good stop from Sasha Grcnic. Unfortunately for the home fans Hamworth could not convert their early pressure and were made to pay as Dutch striker Hertz van Rentall slotted home for the visitors with a sweet strike. The hosts responded immediately with a fantastic effort from Vasey. The striker raced past the opposition defence and struck a soaring shot that left the keeper with no chance. This provoked an outlandish reaction from Vasey who ripped his shirt off and dived into the crowd, which led to the attacker receiving his first booking of the game. Hamworth continued building momentum as they looked to take control of the game and take the lead. The continuous pressure paid off when Vasey notched his second with a superb solo goal. The striker gathered the ball on the edge of the box and skilfully beat three defenders before neatly finishing over the by standing Grcnic. The home side continued with their pressure up until the half time whistle and went into the break leading 2-1. With the Borealis cheering their side on it was only a matter of time before Hamworth extended their lead as the Tillington defence came under greater strain. Only seven minutes into the second half and Vasey had his third thanks to a brilliant cross from French winger Le Pouffe. The wide man, excelling down the left flank, delivered a scintillating ball which saw the clinical Vasey head home. Vasey looked in imperious form and seemed eager to add to his tally. However it was not to be as the frontman lunged in riskily at Tillington defender Juan-Pablo Jones which saw the referee, Ken Tyrant, brandish a second yellow followed by a red.
Vasey went off to a standing ovation but the action hadn’t stopped there. His strike partner Hans Anfeet produced a fourth with a delicate chip over the helpless Grcnic. The win left Hamworth still with a mathematical chance of winning the league, something manager Ruud Persson is all too aware about. He said “Although Chigley seem to be uncatchable at the top of the tabe, we will chase them down until it is not possible.” In contrast, Tillington have just one win in nine and seem destined for a tense relegation battle.