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Hook's poor start to the season goes on
HOOK’S poor start to the Basingstoke and District League Premier Division season continued as they lost their fourth game in as many starts, going down 4-1 at home to Bramley United.
To add to their problems they had Peter Pike sent off for an alleged head-butt in the first half and, if found guilty, he will face a lengthy ban.
The hosts were two goals down in the opening five minutes as United were awarded a penalty that was dispatched by Ramsey Lewis and then a blaster from Stefan Mark flew past Ian Charles.
Good saves by the United keeper stopped John Noakes and Andy Parker pulling goals back and in the 38th minute Ben Squibb made it 3-0 after good play by Stuart Leddy and Aaron Broad.
Pike made his exit with a straight red three minutes before the break, but the second half began with Hook given a penalty. Parker reduced the arrears from the spot but there was no further comeback and Squibb scored his second in the last minute.
See The Monday Gazette for all of the latest from the Basingstoke and District League.