BDFA CAMERONS CUP FINAL  Thursday 20th April 2023     at Hurn Bridge




FC Hajduk collected their second trophy in the space of four days when they emerged 3-0 winners against Bournemouth Manor Reserves in the BDFA CAMERONS CUP FINAL at Hurn Bridge.

It says a lot for FC Hajduk’s strength in depth that they were able to make five changes in the starting line up from the team that started the John Ward HFA Sunday Senior Cup final the previous Sunday.

Division Two title contenders Bournemouth Manor Reserves knew they faced a daunting task with the quality that FC Hajduk had at their disposal.   They gave as good as they got in the first half though but the game slipped away from them when they tired after the interval and conceded three goals in a ten minute spell.

In a lively opening period, Hajduk’s Rafael Santos battling to burst through on the right in the early minutes while Brad Connell forced a corner on the right for Manor in the 10th minute.

There seemed to be no danger when Luis Brooks chased a ball down the left towards the corner in the 12th minute until the Manor left back whipped in a cross which landed on the top of the Hajduk crossbar.

Kyle Leach put Alex Fernandez clean through the middle at the other end after 17 minutes but Manor ‘keeper Brad Holland came out to the edge of the box to claim the ball.

Hajduk’s Rafael Santos was put through down the right in the 25th minute and his low shot was well saved by Brad Holland.

Back came Manor with Sam Birt playing the ball out to Ed Ewens on the left whose shot towards the near post was turned behind by Jem James in the Hajduk goal.

Brad Connell held the ball up well in the 28th minute and found his strike partner Ed Ewens whose 20 yard shot went over the bar.

Lewis Hall’s free kick into the Hajduk penalty area in the 32nd minute was cleared to the edge of the box and resulted in a low shot from Dave Brown which went narrowly wide.

Dave Brown attacked down the right for Manor at the start of the second half and cut inside before putting a square ball across the face of the goal that was cleared by Hajduk central defender Lewis Sainval at the expense of a corner.

Hajduk then put the game beyond Manor in a devastating ten minute spell. Elliott Dawson had gone close in the 50th minute with a 20 yard free kick that bounced just wide of the post.   Then, a minute later, RAFAEL SANTOS was brought down in the penalty area by Manor’s Harry Salter and stepped up to take the resultant spot kick himself, putting FC Hajduk in front by driving the ball past Brad Holland.

Callum Charlton made room on the edge of the penalty area to get in a shot that was heading under the crossbar until Brad Holland got a strong hand on it to get it behind for a corner.

A corner to the near post in the 54th minute was headed away towards the edge of the box by Lewis Hall where it was headed back in for LEWIS SAINVAL to double Hajduk’s lead with a spectacular bicycle kick.

RAFAEL SANTOS scored his second goal of the game in the 61st minute drilling a low shot past Brad Holland from outside the penalty area to give Hajduk a commanding three goal lead.


Lewis Hall went close to pulling one back for Manor with a curling effort from outside the penalty area that struck the crossbar.

There was one more opportunity for Hajduk when they found Lewis Sainval with a diagonal ball in the 87th minute but his shot across the face of the goal went wide of the far post.

FC Hajduk’s Rafael Santos was chosen for the Man of the Match award by BDFA President Mike Fowler.


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 Bournemouth Manor Reserves :     Brad Holland, Lewis Hall (Cameron Farmer 77 mins), Luis Brooks, Jack Excell (Shaun Parker-Baiton 60 mins), Dave Brown, Stevie Lucas, Sam Birt (James Bainton 70 mins), Harry Salter (Wesley Hayward 66 mins), Ed Ewens (Matty Chapman-Burnett 60 mins), Will Foster, Brad Connell.



FC Hajduk :   Jem James, Rafael Santos, Eliot Trapnell (Henry Hodge 55 mins), Howard Nhemachena, Lewis Sainval, Elliott Dawson (Niall Bolger-Wood 83 mins), Andy Partridge, Kyle Leach (Adam Baxter 45 mins), Mac Raney (Jack Fawcett 65 mins), Callum Charlton (Dan Brown 74 mins), Alex Fernandez.


Assistant 2 - Tony Smith, 4th Official - Martin Bloor, President Mike Fowler, Sponsor Poria Abrahim, Referee - Gary Parsons, Assistant 1 - Alex James.



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Thursday 20th April 2023