CAMERON Beard’s double paved the way for new Hamworthy United boss Tim Sills to get off to a winning start at Wessex Premier rivals Tadley Calleva.

Eddie Hodge also struck as Hammers emerged 3-1 winners at Barlows Park – a victory which put the County Ground side up to 10th in the table.

Lewis Ross netted twice as well as a goal from Harry Bunce to give Bashley a 3-2 success over AFC Stoneham at Bashley Road.

Will Tickle (2) and Freddie Bullard were on target in Brockenhurst’s 3-3 draw at Horndean, while a Sam House hat-trick was not enough to stop Lymington going down 4-3 at home to AFC Portchester.

Josh Kirkham’s double and a Kyle Graham goal ensured Christchurch won 3-1 at Fareham Town.

Howard Nhemachena and Lawrence Healey’s first-half goals were in vain for Poppies, as they fell to a 4-2 home defeat to Alresford Town.

In Wessex One, Nathan Gray plundered a hat-trick and Lee Vint fired twice to set up Verwood Town’s enthralling 5-3 win at Fawley.

Ryan Hamm’s goal earned Ringwood Town a point after a 1-1 draw with Andover Town.

Jack Cooper’s double was not enough for New Milton Town after they fell 3-2 away from home at Alton.