It looked good when new loanee Sahr Kabba’s driving run was interupted just outside the penalty area. From the free kick, in what looked like a training ground set-piece, three quick passes saw Jake Robinson fire in the opening goal.
It was only minutes later that Bishop’s Stortford replied through Mikel Suarez.
Manager Steve King: “I was happy with the start and felt we were in control. But I had feelings of deja vu with the Bromley game, when their player ran straight through the middle of the pitch from the halfway line – unchallenged. From my point of view that is poor defending from the team.“
Sahr Kabba had a chance with a race to the ball with Stortford keeper Gregory, which he won and just touched it past him, but unfortunately the ball ran just wide of the goal.
The home side forced a series of corners and on the balance of play Whitehawk were happy to reach halftime with the scores still level.
The second half saw Bishops Stortford give their best performance of the season as first Ashley Miller after an hour and then Ryan Auger, after 75 minutes, added to the hosts tally – completing an unhappy day for the Hawks.
Manager Steve King: The second goal was fortuitous, we had cleared the ball out with a header, it fell to their player, whose shot was going nowhere – but it found a Stortford player for simple tap-in.“
“The third goal was poor defending, with the full back getting caught out with the ball going over his head. Then it’s a cross and another tap-in.”
“At this stage of the season it’s clear that anyone can beat anyone.”
“A win yesterday would have put us top – defeat puts us 7th.
Only 3 points separates the top 7 …….. but we are in that group!”