Whitehawk Under 18’s continued to impress after progressing to the Third Qualifying Round of the FA Youth Cup on Tuesday night.
Jude MacDonald’s young Hawks side made it six wins a row after beating Woking, 3-1 at the TerraPura Ground.
It could have maybe been more comfortable for the Hawks, with the visitors scoring from their only shot on target late on.
The Hawks made a promising start shooting up the hill in the first half, with James Waters picking out Alfie Rogers but his header went off target.
They then went even closer when the impressive Lewis Broughton fired the ball in to Anesu Sisimayi but his effort from eight yards out was blocked on the line by George Isaacs.
However, the Hawks got the breakthrough they deserved after just seven minutes when Joel Daly drove into the area, only to be bundled over by Callum Brown and Alex Bradley awarded a penalty. Rogers stepped up, and sent Sam Mason the wrong way.
MacDonald’s side had chances to double their lead before the break, most notably through Sisimayi who somehow fired over the stand behind the goal from inside six yards, before the hosts did give themselves a two goal lead before half time.
Joel Daly played a great cross-field ball to find Sisimayi, who in turn then played through Rogers who fired low past the keeper and into the bottom corner.
The Hawks went on to make it 3-0 just seven minutes into the second half, with Sisimayi firing home from ten yards after great work from Daly down the right to tee him up.
The lead should have been four moments later when Sisimayi fired over after more great work from Daly, before Broughton picked out Waters twelve yards out who was off target with his effort.
Broughton himself then went close to getting on the scoresheet, with his first time effort just missing Mason’s goal after he was picked out by Rogers.
However, the Hawks couldn’t preserve what would’ve been their second clean sheet of the season late on, as the defence failed to clear a corner from the right which was eventually poked home by George Isaacs.
Woking’s frustrations were made clear at the end, with several bookings handed out by referee Bradley for dissent at decisions before Brown was shown a red card for a second bookable offence in added time.
However, that took nothing away from Whitehawk, who were worthy winners and next face South Park away in the Bostik Youth League South on Monday night.
by Ant Scott
Man of the match: Alfie Rogers