On a scorching evening at the Beacon, goals from Warren Mfula and Tom Cadman secured a 3-2 victory for the Hillians.
- Mfula (30', 86')
- Cadman (60')
The hosts took an early lead as Phil Johnson’s strike took a wicked deflection and completely wrong-footed Mitch Bromage in the Hillians goal. Simon Wormull’s men had started the game well and began to dominate possession. Max Miller twice came close to levelling the scores, but his efforts were comfortably dealt with by former Hillian, Josh Green. In the 21st minute, Aaron Smith-Joseph’s twinkle toes won the Hillians a penalty, the wide man dusted himself off, only to see his spot kick roll the wrong side of the post. However, just eight minutes later, the Hillians were deservedly level as Warren Mfula opened his Hillians’ account following some good work down the left by ASJ.
Simon Wormull, as he did on Saturday at Carshalton Athletic, rang the changes throughout the second half – which began with the introduction of Charlie Bennett and Dan Beck at the interval. The hosts regained the lead in the 54th minute, as Will Broomfield capitalised on a defensive error to slot home. With thirty minutes remaining, the Hillians equalised in fine fashion, courtesy of a stunning strike from Tom Cadman. As was the theme throughout the game, the Hillians continued to enjoy long spells of possession – playing some beautiful football at times. In the 86th minute, Mfula grabbed his second of the evening, heading home from Beck’s deft dink to wrap up the match.
The Hillians retain the Ann John Memorial Trophy, but more importantly, a crowd of 297 at the Beacon raised a grand total of £1123 for St Peter and St James’ Hospice.
A massive thank you to Hassocks for hosting us – good luck for your upcoming season.
Brilliant turnout from you Hillians faithful – thank you as ever for your continued efforts.