Match Data 2013/2014
Havant & Waterlooville 0
Daniel Blanchett (Kabba, 59)
Steven Ramsey (Monteiro, 59)
Scott Jones (Smith, 76)
Dean McDonald (Sinclair, 70)
Jamie Slabber (Taylor, 81)
Kane Haysman (Fuseini, 62)
The Hawks suffered their worst home defeat for almost ten years on Saturday, losing 5-0 to an impressive Sutton United side at Westleigh Park.
A disallowed goal amid a clutch of first half chances saw the hosts eager to prove themselves against one of the league’s form sides, but Sutton took the lead in the 35th minute when Kane Haysman got the better of Jake Newton. The visitors then created a two goal cushion at the break after Anthony Riviere made the most of a goalmouth scramble four minutes into added time.
Hopes of a second half revival waned as Sutton went on to dominate the second half with a display of football among the best seen at Westleigh Park. A Craig Dundas header in the 70th minute put Sutton three up, and all out collapse followed as the shell-shocked Hawks conceded twice more in the following nine minutes; both goals claimed by former Hawk Jamie Slabber.
The defeat puts the Hawks back to 16th in the table ahead of this Sunday’s break from the league for FA Cup 2nd Qualifying Round action against Gloucester City at Cheltenham.