HAMWORTHY United boss Brendon King was pleased with the way his side dealt with a “difficult” surface to overcome Poppies at Victoria Park.

The County Ground outfit extended to five games their unbeaten league run with a 2-0 victory in Sydenhams Wessex Premier.

King told the Daily Echo: “The pitch was heavy. They played on it on Saturday and nothing had been done to it.

“Ultimately, it made it difficult to get our passing and movement as we would have liked, as we do at home on our surface.

“We said at half-time we had to come to places where there weren’t particularly good surfaces and get the ball forward a little bit quicker.

“As it happened, we scored from two set-pieces. We could have probably scored two or three more but, overall, I was quite pleased with the performance.”

Hammers broke the deadlock on 53 minutes when a corner from Darren Watts was headed in by Billy Walker.

Another delivery from Watts was then flicked on by striker Dan Cann and the ball ended up in the net, despite an attempted clearance from a home defender.

Louis Coulson had gone close for Poppies with the score at 0-0.