Storrington FC 0 – 6 Whitehawk FC
It’s Sussex Senior Cup time and a chance to visit Storrington, a team from the west of the county founded in 1920. A team whose highest ever finish has been 4th in Sussex County Division 2 – at the moment they are a bit nearer the bottom of the table.
The grass is long and the pitch is quite bumpy, both conditions which won’t suit our play. Having said that – it proved to be a valuable match for the management team and for the travelling supporters a good reminder of the lower levels of non league football … our roots!
We enjoyed terrific hospitality and all who travelled will have enjoyed their stay – and not only because we scored 6 goals.
The difference at this level was never more poignant than when a very nice lady, walking her dog, wandered over to say hello to the bench and ask “who is playing?”
If Wikipedia is accurate, then Storrington’s record attendance is 88. We may have beaten that last night – but at the moment the figures haven’t been released. Maybe there is a recount!
Oh yes, the football. Two goals each for Sam Deering and Sam Gargan and one each from Sergio Makofo and Ahmed Abdulla. A strong team, even with Lee Hills, Danny Mills, Jake Robinson and Sergio Torres all given rests on the bench.
We welcomed new signing Nick Arnold, making his debut at right back after signing this week from Welling. Nick made a very assured start as a Hawk.
Enjoy the pictures by Terry Buckman … here’s a selection