The Hawks showed their class following on from a disappointing draw in the week. Having gone two up and coasting on Tuesday night at Gosport only to slip to a 2-2 draw, Whitehawk were determined to keep their concentration against Chelmsford on Saturday at The Enclosed Ground.
With yet another day of traffic chaos when again many fans were reporting difficulties getting to the match, this time being due to a tragic air crash where a plane came down on the A27 . The referee was also stuck in the traffic , the start of the match being delayed for 25 minutes to allow him to get to the game , the clubs thoughts being with the families affected by the tragic accident.
The match kicked off late with The Hawks kicking up the slope and immediately putting Chelmsford under extreme pressure, the first goal going in from Scott Neilson after just 6 minutes from a low cross from Danny Mills. Then soon after Neilson scored again with a magnificent shot which stunned the Chelmsford defence.
Whitehawk had the upper hand and were dominating play when the classy winger Sam Deering put the Hawks 3-0 up and seemingly out of site. After half time Chelmsford had a glimmer of hope when Mark Hughes scored an early goal which saw Whitehawk lose their momentum for a short period while Chelmsford had some decent possession. Then the Hawks hit back again when a low cross was finished off nicely by Danny Mills putting the Hawks 4-1 in front to the obvious disapproval of the traveling fans.
With a late penalty converted by Hugo Skepelhorn for Chelmsford to make it 4-2 this scoreline probably was not entirely reflective of The Hawks dominance.
Video by Chelmsford City FC
Photos by David Hunt