Cup revenge for Hawks as they make last eight in senior cup again
Thu Dec 12 2013, 15:52
The Hawks’ fourth cup encounter with Sholing in three seasons ended in a straight 3-0 victory on Tuesday night, breaking a run of unbeaten home games for the Boatmen that extended back into last season.
Taking revenge for last season’s 3-1 defeat in the quarter-final , the Hawks ensured their place in this year’s last eight teams with a competent display at the Silverlake Arena.
Nic Ciardini struck first after just fifteen minutes when he capitalised on the rebound from Dennis Oli’s initial shot, and further goals followed late in the second half from Alex Przespolewski and Scott Jones.
The Hawks now take their place in Saturday’s quarter-final draw where they will find out whether they face Gosport, Portchester, Farnborough, AFC Bournemouth, Whitchurch, Petersfield or Basingstoke next.
Big win against Dorchester
Tue Dec 10 2013, 16:32
The Hawks romped to an eye-opening 5-1 victory against out of sorts Dorchester Town at Westleigh Park on Saturday.
The Hawks started the onslaught in the 14th minute when Dennis Oli headed home a Nic Ciardini corner, and although Dan Way snatched an early equaliser in the 26th minute, the free scoring hosts went on to make it 3-1 at half time with classy finishes by player-of-the-month Scott Jones and Sahr Kabba.
Substitutes Steve Ramsey and Dan Strugnell completed the scoreline in the second half as the Hawks created chance after chance against their dizzy guests, Ramsey first banging home a pass from Kabba and then ten minutes from the end Strugnell heading in a Pedro Montiero cross.
The win keeps the Hawks in the middle of the table in twelfth place.
Picture Dave Haines.
KO after two rounds as Hawks make further Trophy progress
Mon Dec 2 2013, 22:26
Sahr Kabba’s 11th minute goal was enough to see off Basingstoke Town in tonight’s FA Trophy First Round replay at Westleigh Park. As was the case against Chelmsford last week, it was another great solo effort from the striker that beat the visiting defence after he picked up the ball 25 yards out.
The win comes after Saturday's goalless trip to the Camrose that saw neither side able to progress cleanly to the second round.
Basingstoke took time to build pressure in the replay, but kept themselves in the contest and came close to equalising on the hour when Scott Bevan managed a fingertip touch to push Wes Daly’s strike onto the bar. The Hawks’ keeper then showed lightning reactions in the minutes that followed to keep out a point blank shot from Neil Barrett.
Ultimately though, the Hawks proved themselves to be the better side over the course of the two legged affair, and move on to play Whitehawk away in the last 32 of the competition on December 14th.
Hawks add to City’s misery with 3-0 win
Thu Nov 28 2013, 18:03
The Hawks overturned struggling Chelmsford City 3-0 at Westleigh Park last night. The Essex side arrived in Hampshire off the back of five straight defeats with just one goal scored in the last month and offered little resistance to a host side looking for a comeback after Saturday’s 2-0 defeat at Bromley.
The Hawks took the lead after just ten minutes. Nic Ciardini was tripped in the box and although City keeper Carl Pentney reached the midfielder’s penalty kick, Scott Jones was quickest to react to the rebound and fired it into the bottom corner.
Ciardini then did score five minutes from the break when he sent home a cross from Perry Ryan, and a minute from the hour Sahr Kabba ensured there was no way back in for beleaguered City when his superb solo run took him through the visiting defence for a fine individual finish.
The win sees the Hawks 14th in the table, but still just two wins away from a spot in the playoffs.
Cup success at Sutton for Hawks
Wed Nov 20 2013, 17:42
The Hawks move on to face Basingstoke Town in the first round proper of the FA Trophy after beating fellow Conference South side Sutton United 2-1 in Surrey on Saturday. The Hawks took an early lead in the tie when Sahr Kabba was brought down in the box by Jamie Stuart in the 15th minute, and Christian Nanetti converted from the penalty spot.
The Hawks could have been two up when Stuart gave away a second penalty, but this time Nanetti’s shot came back off the post before Steve Ramsey’s attempt to turn home the rebound hit the same upright.
The Hawks kept up the pressure however and struck again ten minutes from the end when Substitute Scott Jones found space to cross for Kabba to finish. Sutton claimed a goal back three minutes later when Craig Dundas buried an edge of the box shot, but the hosts were unable to captialise on their second wind.
The Hawks now face an away trip to Basingstoke in the next round to be played on November 30th at the Camrose.