Jake Robinson scored the only goal as Whitehawk recorded their first home win since October 3 in a 1-0 win against Basingstoke Town.
The three points lift the Hawks up to fourteenth, just eleven points off a play-off spot with four games in hand.
The Hawks started well, with Robinson scuffing the ball wide from the edge of the area before the striker fired the ball over the top when in space.
The game’s only goal came just before the half hour mark, as Sergio Torres released the ball to Danny Mills on the right, and the Hawks’ top scorer played the ball across to Robinson at the far post, who made no mistake with a first-time finish.
Basingstoke looked for a response, with Tom Bird’s low ball across goal picking out Manny Williams in a crowded area, but his effort was brilliantly saved by the diving Craig Ross.
Whitehawk were then unlucky not to double their lead before the break. A poor clearance from Aaron Howe allowed Nick Arnold through on goal, but saw his effort brilliantly saved by the scrambling goalkeeper. Torres was first to the loose ball, but saw his goalbound strike headed away by Bird.
The second half provided little in terms of goalmouth action, with Robinson forcing Howe into a low save before substitute Scott Neilson fired over the bar when inside the area.
Arnold later forced the Stoke keeper into a smart save, but some great defending from the Hawks ensured that they held on to win and keep their first clean sheet since beating Maidstone on December 8.
Shots: WHK 10-2 BSK, Shots On Target: WHK 5-2 BSK, Corners: WHK 4-6 BSK, Fouls Committed: WHK 9-16 BSK, Offside: WHK 1-4 BSK, Bookings: WHK 1-5 BSK, Red Cards: WHK 0-0 BSK.
Report By Anthony Scott
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