Whitehawk 5 Weston-super-Mare 1
Marsh-Brown 12’ 31’ 85’, Benyon 48’ 90+2’; Hill 33’.
It was a five-star performance as Whitehawk returned to winning ways in outstanding fashion against Weston-super-Mare at the TerraPura Ground.
Ky Marsh-Brown was the star of the show, scoring a sensational hat-trick with Elliot Benyon also bagging a brace for a revitalised Hawks side, who will now believe survival is becoming more realistic with four wins from their last five games.
And no-one can argue that the 5-1 scoreline wasn’t deserved as the Hawks reduced the gap to second-bottom Bognor to just four points.
It was the winger who got the ball rolling for Steve King’s side, and in sensational style. After bursting down the left, he cut inside before an unbelievable 30-yard strike found the top corner.
The Hawks then went close to doubling their lead as Sam Chaney saw his low drive saved by Luke Purnell, and the rebound falling to Marsh-Brown but his effort was hooked off the line by Aaron Parsons.
And it was 2-0 after the half hour mark. Marsh-Brown was again involved after he was bundled over inside the area by Jason Pope after a great run. He then stepped up to send Purnell the wrong way and put the Hawks in control.
Gethyn Hill then put Weston back in contention from the penalty spot after he was judged to have been tripped inside the area, but only for the Hawks to resume control after the break.
The visitors failed to get the ball clear from a cross and Chaney found Benyon who slammed home from twelve yards.
Benyon then had a great chance to extend the hosts’ lead as Chaney played a great ball through to the striker, but one on one with the keeper saw his effort turned around the far post.
The score stayed at 3-1 until five minutes from time, where Marsh-Brown, who was unplayable at times, got his deserved third goal. Benyon played a sublime ball over the top to substitute Nathaniel Pinney, who put the ball on a plate for Marsh-Brown to fire in and make it 4-1.
Weston had a chance to reduce the arrears late on, with Dan Wilks pulling off a great save to deny Kenan Dunnwald at his near post.
And the Hawks completed a memorable day in added time. Lucas Rodrigues made a great run through midfield before a ball through was dummied by Pinney which allowed Benyon to seal a great win.
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