It was unfortunate for St Albans City to meet Whitehawk in such devastating form on Saturday. This was a display that will get the attention of all the promotion contenders in the National League South . With both Jake Robinson and Juan Gotta still out Steve King brought in a late addition to the squad from Crawley Town in the shape of defender Dean Leacock . It was not long before The Hawks were showing their class with some good solid build up play before striker Danny Mills picked up the ball on the edge of the box where he curled a superb shot around the St Albans Defence and in to the corner of the net . Later in the first half Sam Deering made it 2-0 after some superb football again from the Hawks and another magnificent strike after Deering turned inside the defender to strike in the bottom of the net from distance.
2-0 at half time Whitehawk came out with purpose and focus determined to kill the game off. Danny Mills picked the ball up in midfield and beat two men and passed to Sam Deering where some neat 1-2 play with Nick Arnold gave David Martin the opportunity to slot one home for 3-0. Whitehawks fourth came soon later with another magnificent effort this time from Nick Arnold . Following more excellent work from both Sam Deering and Sergio Torres Nick Arnold brought the ball inside and curled the ball superbly into the bottom left of the net, all the goals being of superb quality and this one was as good as any. The fifth goal again was a beauty after Sam Deering chipped the defence for Stephane Ngamvoulou to finish with class and accuracy .St Albans now down to 10 men following Ben Martins sending off , Whitehawk’s David Martin the match sponsor ‘ Channel Glazing’s ‘ man of the match had a superb effort tipped over the bar . Then in the closing minutes a Sam Deering cracker beat the keeper from 30 yards capping off an incredible 6-0 thrashing of a less than impressive St Albans.
This performance was nothing other than devastating , the quality of the possession play and how The Hawks took all their chances with such clinical accuracy and also a rare clean sheet for The Hawks was an additional reason for Steve Kings boys to be cheerful.
Whitehawk will look to take this form to the FA clash with Gosport Borough next Saturday.
Fan and additional celebration shots by David Hunt
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