October 7, 2017
Score: 2 - 1

Match Report

A late goal from substitute Abobakar Eisa meant Whitehawk left Grosvenor Vale empty handed.

Kyjuon Marsh-Brown gave the Hawks a fully deserved lead at the break, only for a controversial penalty decision to undo their hard work.

Danny Green converted a penalty awarded by referee Aji Ajibola for a foul against Ramone Rose, where it appeared that the full-back had made a great tackle.

However, the Stones went on to win with Eisa scoring the decisive goal two minutes from time.

Wealdstone had the first real effort on goal twelve minutes in as Danny Green was allowed space on the edge of the area but his low drive across goal went just past the post.

However, the Hawks had a great chance to break the deadlock just under twenty minutes in when Brandon Scott did well on the right to get the ball in and find Enoch Andoh, but his effort from inside ten yards was saved well by Jonathan North.

Steve King’s side then took a deserved lead prior to the half hour mark when Michael Cain played the ball through to Kyjuon Marsh-Brown on the left, and he cut inside onto his right foot before firing a shot low past North and into the far corner.

The hosts had a decent chance to draw level just before the break, however, as Ryan Sellers’ low ball in from the left picked out Dan Fitchett at the near post but he could only scoop his first-time effort over the bar.

Whilst Wealdstone came out on the front foot in the second period, it was the Hawks who had the first opportunity of the half as Marsh-Brown’s good ball in from the left picked out Pape Gueye in the middle but North was equal to his first-time effort.

However, the Stones drew level in controversial fashion after the hour. Ramone Rose looked to have put in a great tackle to win the ball from Shaquille Hippolyte-Patrick, only for referee Aji Ajibola to somehow point to the penalty spot. Danny Green stepped up and dispatched the resulting spot kick from twelve yards.

Dominic Vose and Nassim L’Ghoul came off the bench to make their debuts for the Hawks as King looked to change things up, and it looked to have worked as Gueye was put through by Marsh-Brown only for the flag to go up for offside before he slotted past North.

The Hawks then had a great chance to regain the lead eleven minutes from time when Vose played a great ball through to Kodi Lyons-Foster on the right but one on one with North forced a good save from the advancing keeper.

Marsh-Brown then burst down the left only to be denied by the keeper before there was a harsh sting in the tale for the visitors.

Jerome Okimo won a header in midfield, and played through an unmarked Abobaker Eisa who ran through one on one and the substitute slotted past Simon Jorgensen with just two minutes to go.

However, the Hawks had chances to grab a late equaliser as Marsh-Brown turned on the edge of the area before his low drive arrowing towards the bottom corner was pushed away by the diving North. Then in the third of four added minutes, L’Ghoul again impressed going forward, this time finding Vose in space but his volley went just wide of the far corner.


Hawks man of the match: Kyjuon Marsh-Brown


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