Isthmian League

Preview | East Grinstead Town (A)

The Hawks add another to the win column in the days since my last preview for East Grinstead Town. If you will all recall correctly, the match for March 18th was called off for a waterlogged pitch. Thus, the Hawks dropped down to third in the table as they have a game in hand over everyone but East Grinstead.

Frankly, a postponement being rescheduled a mere week and a half later should be applauded. Very few sports leagues in the world can boast such logistical prowess.

Here’s what to consider going into our East Grinstead do-over.

Last Time Out

The majesty of Non-League Day wafted over the Enclosed Ground for a special afternoon indeed.

Mere moments before both teams retired to their dressing rooms for half time, Khris Oti held the ball up and played in Charlie Harris, who coolly finished past the Millers’ keeper. Those goals right before the break are often daggers. This match was no different.

And, yet again, the Hawks saved their goal for the dying embers, as Charlie Lambert pressed the back line, was first to an errant back pass to the keep, and slotted it home in front of a raucous Din. Quite literally everyone joined the party to celebrate in front of 605 home fans.


The Opposition

A consistent theme in this preview will be reiteration. This is a side that cannot be glossed over as another easy three points.

With their 2-2 draw against Ashford Saturday, their form jumped a place to go to 18th. However, a draw did move them down to 15th in the league table. Matthew Daniel added to his team-best goal tally. He now has eight for the campaign.

We had the same result against Ashford earlier in February. Worth considering!

Previous Encounters

The last time the Hawks and Wasps met was in October at the Enclosed Ground. Whitehawk won that match 2-0 with goals from Harry Shooman and Mo Juwara. Just like a week and a half ago, we are still hoping for a similar result! 

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