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Little Oakley Reserves
Catholic United
Full time
T Hollingsworth (20', 25', 40'), D Williams (35')
Sat 17 Nov 13:30 - Cup

Little Oakley Reserves 0 - 4 Catholic United



Hat-trick hero Tom Hollingsworth helped ensure a comfortable victory for Catholic United in the Premier Cup 3rd Round away at Little Oakley Reserves.

Hollingsworth’s treble - his second in successive weeks - along with a header from strike partner Dan Williams killed off the tie in the first half against the Essex & Suffolk Border League Premier Division side.

Embarking on the 120 mile round trip, it was almost two years to the day when the clubs previously met in the same competition - the Hoops 5-2 victors against Little Oakley’s first team who are now participating in the inaugural Thurlow Nunn Eastern Counties League.

Following a fairly sluggish start, the visitors opened the scoring from the penalty spot after some neat play on the edge of the box culminated in Billy Shulver being fouled & Hollingsworth cooly converting.

The striker doubled his & Dan Trenkel’s side’s advantage soon after. Breaking forward from left back, Mark Baptist played in Thomas Kearney whose low cross was met perfectly by Hollingsworth to slide home.

Dan Williams then got in on the act as he rose highest to Max Kent’s delivery before Hollingsworth collected the match ball - metaphorically - with the best goal of the day.

Louis Robinson’s long pass from defence was flicked on by Williams into Hollingsworth’s path, & after controlling, unleashed a devastating right-footed half volley from 30 yards across the Oakley goalkeeper into the top corner.

A professional second half performance saw out the contest, & despite not being able to extend the lead further, most pleasing was keeping another clean sheet - only the Hoops’ third of the season.

Next week Catholic return to league action for the eagerly anticipated first meeting with Old Southendians in the Premier Division at Garons Park.

All the best for the rest of the season & thanks for your hospitality, Little Oakley.

Key moments

Goal Tom Hollingsworth scores for Catholic United
Goal Tom Hollingsworth scores for Catholic United
Goal Dan Williams scores for Catholic United
Goal Tom Hollingsworth scores for Catholic United


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40:00 Goal 0 - 4
Tom Hollingsworth scores for Catholic United
35:00 Goal 0 - 3
Dan Williams scores for Catholic United
25:00 Goal 0 - 2
Tom Hollingsworth scores for Catholic United
20:00 Goal 0 - 1
Tom Hollingsworth scores for Catholic United
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As it happened

  • Little Oakley Reserves
  • Catholic United
  • 0
  • Tom Hollingsworth Goal 20:00'
  • Tom Hollingsworth Goal 25:00'
  • Dan Williams Goal 35:00'
  • Tom Hollingsworth Goal 40:00'

Team selection

Godwin-Green, Louis Godwin-Green, Louis
Kearney, Patrick Kearney, Patrick
Baptist, Mark Baptist, Mark
Kearney, Thomas Kearney, Thomas
Sands, Ellis Sands, Ellis
Robinson, Louis Robinson, Louis
Sammut, Michael Sammut, Michael
Shulver, Billy Shulver, Billy
Hollingsworth, Tom Hollingsworth, Tom
Kent, Max Kent, Max
Williams, Dan Williams, Dan


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