Match Reports 2010/2011
Havant & Waterlooville 2
Steven Ramsey (Tiryaki, 65)
Williams (pen, 10)
Nicholls (pen, 80)
Jon Munday (Powell, 26)
Daniel Brown (Lataille, 85)
Sam Collins (Smith, 84)
Guiseppe Soleís 92nd minute goal secured three points for the Hawks tonight as they edged Maidenhead United 2-1 at Westleigh Park. After a late kick off caused by concerns over the pitch, the Hawks took the lead in sub-zero temperatures ten minutes in when Manny Williams converted from the penalty spot after Wes Fogden was pulled back by Marcus Rose.
An equal and unpredictable game followed, but it wasnít until the 80th minute that the Magpies found an equalizer, again from the spot after Alex Wall was brought down by Jake Newton. Ashley Nicholls fired his shot past Nathan Ashmore, and a draw looked certain until the Hawks broke from a goal kick two minutes into injury time and Sole stroked his winner carefully past Steve Williams.
Joe Keehan, due to make his first home appearance for the Hawks, arrived late and was replaced in the starting eleven by Steve Ramsey. Mustafa Tiryaki and Aaron Howe both found themselves on the bench providing starts for Nathan Ashmore and Paul Hinshelwood.
The Hawks looked the more dominant side at the start on a very frosty pitch. Fogden raced in from the left to fire a shot that keeper Steve Williams pushed away, but only as far as Manny Williams, whose second effort deflected over the bar off Jon Munday.
Fogdenís nimble running caused the visiting defence all manner of problems, and ten minutes in he darted past Marcus Rose before being pulled back by the defender inside the box. The referee didnít hesitate in awarding a penalty and WILLIAMS hammered it home to put the Hawks ahead.
The Magpies won a corner and Munday flicked Sam Collinsís ball in at Ashmore with a half volley, but the keeper was quick to react. Bobby Behzadi then freed Ashley Nicholls with an excellent diagonal ball, but his attempt to cross the ball back was kept out.
Ramsey did well to get round his man and crossed from the line to find Hinshelwood in space in the box, but his volley sent the ball over the bar.
Collins lifted in another corner for the Magpies, and Andrew Fagan latched onto the ball as it was pushed to the back of the box. His shot back deflected in flight, wrong footing Ashmore, but went just wide of the post. Martel Powell followed with a corner, and Nicholls tried with a close shot that was blocked.
The Hawks broke quickly, and Williams put the ball back from the line for Ian Selley to scoop a shot wide.
Havant and Waterlooville 1
Maidenhead United 0
Having dominated the first half with some impressive passing play, the Hawks looked a lesser side through the second as Maidenhead came more to the fore. Nicholls sent a looping shot past the top of the post and Collins followed soon after with a free kick that was headed down into the ground by Fagan before bouncing up awkwardly for Ashmore to collect.
Sam Pearce misdirected a header from a Selley free kick when given space in the box, and soon after another long free kick sent in by Selley came perfectly to Tiryaki, on for Ramsey in the 65th minute, who did find the net with a perfect header only for it to be ruled out for a foul.
Ten minutes from the end Jake Newton, trying to recover from an awkward tackle, collided with Alex Wall as the forward chased the ball into the box. The referee awarded the second penalty of the game and this time NICHOLLS stepped up to level the score.
On the strength of performance a draw looked a fair result, but both sides saw chances in injury time. Kerran Latailleís speculative shot foxed Ashmore as it dropped from distance, and bounced up over the keeper but also the bar. The Hawks broke quickly from the goal kick, an in a flash SOLE was at the other end and raced into the box to stroke a perfect finish past the oncoming Williams.