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Watford supporters' side thump Dulwich Hamlet 12-4
12:12pm Monday 14th May 2012 in Watford FC News
Hornets supporters' team Watford Internet FC secured their biggest win of the season on Saturday as they beat Dulwich Hamlet 12-4.
An under-strength visiting side were boosted with the loan signings of four WIFC players, with one of them, Paul Whittenbury opening the scoring in the first minute for the visitors.
WIFC were soon on level terms through Dave Soloway’s ninth goal of the season after good work from Ben Pegram and Alex Prentice, while Rob Sterry quickly added a second with a deft lob.
The Hornets were to remain in the ascendancy for much of the game, and Prentice’s first goal since his autumn illness extended the home side’s lead. Sterry added his second and WIFC’s fourth shortly afterwards, before Paul Withey, also on loan for the day, got a second for the visitors.
Warren Flanagan then shot home from the edge of the box before Sterry dribbled through the visitors rearguard and slotted home for his hat-trick to complete the first half scoring.
The second half continued in the same vein as the game lost shape with both sides regularly rotating their players. Leigh Harrington smashed home WIFC’s seventh from the edge of the box, and added an identical strike minutes later to make it eight.
Whittenbury then added another on the break for Dulwich, before Ed Sterry’s strike cannoned off the post into the path of Matt Ainsley, who tapped in the ninth home goal. Withey then added the goal of the game with a low drive from outside the box which fizzed past home keeper Tom Beck.
WIFC weren’t finished though and went into double figures with a well deserved first goal for the club from Pegram, before joint managers Dave Messenger and Chris Davis went on for a cameo in the last 15 minutes, which saw Davis complete the scoring with a brace of tidy finishes following good work from the industrious Joel Moody.
WIFC: Tom Beck; Jamie Parkins, Dan Willis, Aidy Spender, Matt Wells; Matt Ainsley, Ben Pegram, Rob Sterry, Warren Flanagan; Dave Soloway; Alex Prentice. Subs Leigh Harrington, Joel Moody, Ed Sterry, Dave Messenger, Chris Davis.