Whitehawk returned to winning ways against Concord Rangers on Saturday.

David Ijaha and Kodi Lyons-Foster were on target in the second half as Steve King’s side sealed a 2-0 win at The TerraPura Ground.

Rangers missed a glorious chance to go ahead within just ninety seconds as Steve Cawley played through Ben Greenhalgh, but from eight yards he somehow fired high and wide. 

However, the Hawks grew into the game with Elliot Benyon and then Lloyd Macklin going close but failing to test Louis Wells from inside the area. 

Wells was then at his best to keep out Yannis Ambroisine, the defender seeing his firm header turned over the bar after Nassim L’Ghoul’s free-kick into the area after 24 minutes. 

L’Ghoul then went close just before the break. Having been picked out by Benyon, the winger drove down the left before drilling the ball just over the bar from inside the area. 

Concord almost went ahead when Greenhalgh darted inside from the left and his low ball beat Dan Wilks, but Kodi Lyons-Foster got ahead of Lewis Taaffe to clear and prevent the striker having a tap in. 

And the Hawks took the lead just three minutes into the second period. David Ijaha played a neat one-two with Sam Chaney and after taking to ball past several challenges inside a crowded penalty area the Hawks skipper managed to drive home from ten yards.  

Wilks then did well to keep his side ahead after good play from the visitors saw Khale Da Costa go through on goal but the keeper saved well at his near post. 

L’Ghoul was then played in down the left for the Hawks, and his neat ball inside found Benyon who beat a defender but his effort from twelve yards was saved by the feet of Wells, with the Concord keeper doing even better to keep the Hawks at bay moments later as Jordan Gibbons saw his rasping effort turned behind. 

Tomi Adeloye then came on for his Hawks debut with half an hour to go, replacing Sam Chaney with the former Hartlepool United man moving up front. 

And Steve King’s side doubled their lead midway through the second period. Benyon played a quick free-kick out to debutant Gibbons, who delivered a great ball in from the right and picked out Kodi Lyons-Foster who finished from close range. 

The hosts looked ever threatening going forward, with Macklin forcing Wells into a good save at his near post.

The Hawks now face a huge game at Poole Town on Good Friday as they continue their bid for the great escape.