Isthmian League

Whitehawk vs Cray Valley PM

Results

BetVictor South East Division 2019-20

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Whitehawk
Cray Valley PM
2 - 0
Final Score
Kacper Lopata - 1 (32')Duane Ofori-Acheampong - 1 (52')
Game Statistics
1 Yellow cards 2
0 Red cards 0
Game Timeline
KO
Lew Unwin
23'
Player
32'
Charles Banya
46'
Duane Ofori-Acheampong
52'
Rob Deda
90'
FT

Whitehawk

James Broadbent Goalkeeper
Fintan Walsh Defender
Luke Emberson Defender
John Paul Kissock Midfielder
Kacper Lopata Defender 32'
Marvin Hamilton Defender
Lucas Rodrigues Forward
Lew Unwin Midfielder 23'
Duane Ofori-Acheampong Forward 52'
Henry Muggeridge Midfielder
Rhyle Ovenden Midfielder
Jacob Campbell Goalkeeper
Charles Banya Defender
Matias Torres Defender
Ollie Munt Midfielder
Rob Deda Midfielder

Recap

Hawks 2 Cray Valley Paper Mills 0

The Hawks recorded their fifth league win on the bounce to overcome leaders Cray Valley PM, who had not lost on the road this season. Lucas Rodrigues started in place of the suspended Dave Martin for the Hawks.

With the Hawks playing downhill, both sides largely cancelled each other out in the first half hour, with Rodrigues looking the main threat for the home side. A great run down the left wing and a cross shot narrowly wide being his best moment after 20 minutes.

The deadlock was broken on 32 minutes, when a Marvin Hamilton header from a Henry Muggeridge free kick was well saved by Andrew Walker, only for Kacper Lopata to score his fourth of the season from close range.

The Hawks midfield were keeping the ball well with short passes, mixed in with the occasional long diagonal ball from Hamilton and he found Rodrigues six minutes before half time. The Hawks’ winger brought the ball down beautifully before cutting inside and curling his shot narrowly wide.

Charles Banya replaced Fintan Walsh, who was unwell at half-time, with Luke Emberson switching sides.

Hawks doubled their lead six minutes into the half with a magnificent move that started with keeper James Broadbent passing the ball out to Lopata. The ball was worked through midfield by Emberson, Rhyle Ovenden, Muggeridge and JP Kissock, before the Hawks skipper’s decisive second contribution, releasing Duane Afori-Acheampong who finished stylishly across Walker into the top corner for his 10th of the season.

The league leaders immediately responded by introducing 41-year old ex-Hawk Kevin Lisbie and ten minutes later replacing leading scorer Warren Mfula but they struggled to create clear chances, despite plenty of possession. When they did threaten, Broadbent was very secure in the Hawks goal.

The Millers best chance to get back in the game was a Lisbie header which bounced against Broadbent’s far post in the 82nd minute.  His fellow sub Kweku Ansah failed to show composure from the rebound, having a shot blocked and then lobbing over the bar.

Hawks: Broadbent, Walsh (Banya 46’), Emberson, Kissock, Lopata, Hamilton, Rodrigues (Deda 93’), Unwin, Ofori-Acheampong, Muggeridge (c), Ovenden

Subs not used: Campbell, Torres, Munt

Millers: Walker (c), Semakula, Smith, Tumkaya (Flack 82’), Gayle (lisbie 52’), Babalola, Edgar, Morath-Gibbs, Attenborough-Warren, Mfula (Ansah 62’), Ibrahiym

Subs not used: Hysi, James

Yellow cards: Unwin (Hawks), Semakula, Edgar (Millers)

Referee: Peter Lowe

Attendance: 269

Hawks MoM: JP Kissock

 

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