BRENDON King admitted Hamworthy United's remarkable comeback victory against Team Solent had been anything but good for his health.

The Hammers boss looked on stunned as his side overturned a 4-1 deficit to triumph 5-4 at the County Ground.

Steve Smith had given the hosts an early lead but Ade Olumuyiwa, Silvano Obeng and Curtis Thorn put Solent in control. After Obeng added another early in the second half, the fightback begun.

Smith completed his hat-trick with a couple of efforts, the second a header from an Edgar Zanin cross, before being forced off with a hamstring injury.

Zanin set up Dan Cann to level and after Chris Clarke was brought down in the box late on, Nathan Walker sent the goalkeeper the wrong way from the spot.

Victory extended to four Sydenhams Wessex Premier games Hamworthy's unbeaten run and allowed them to increase the gap on fourth-place AFC Portchester, the side immediately below them in the table.

Reflecting on the afternoon, King told the Daily Echo: "It wasn't good for the ticker.

"We went 1-0 up and were playing quite well but then we gifted them three goals – they were poor goals to give away.

"Even so we were wondering how we were 3-1 down at half-time. It was a bit of a shock to be in that situation.

"We came out for the second half and missed two good chances before they got their fourth. But in the final 25 minutes it was one-way traffic.

"Although we conceded poor goals, it was good to see some character to come back from 4-1 down with half an hour to go."

Hamworthy are due to face Poppies at Victoria Park on Tuesday and King is hoping the fixture can survive the elements.

He said: "Poppies played at home on Saturday so I don't know what the pitch will be like. I can't imagine it being much like a bowling rink.

"There are lots of games at this time of year and the weather hasn't been great in the past couple of weeks.

"Hopefully, we can get the game on and get a positive result. We know it's going to be tough because they are on a good run themselves.

"It's been a good season so far. We have 11 games left and let's see where it takes us."

King believes Smith is unlikely to be fit for the meeting with Poppies, citing Saturday's trip to Newport as a more likely return date.

"He has been prolific over the years but has struggled a bit this season," added King.

"When he got back in the side he got a little injury but when he came back he showed good character.

"We've had a couple of clubs enquire and make seven-day approaches for him but he has stuck around and he got his rewards against Team Solent."