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Falcons retain 100% record with win at Haslemere

11 October 2014, 15:30

Falcons 3 - 1 Haslemere Men's Vets

Hawks travelled to Haslemere in grim weather conditions, which fortunately cleared up on arrival to leave a well watered pitch bathed in strong, setting sunlight. For the second game in a row the Falcons dominated the early proceedings, only to fall behind to a poorly defended break-away goal. Hawks pressed throughout the remainder of the half, but lacked quality with the final pass. Frustrations grew after an equaliser was disallowed, but the pressure eventually paid off with Bear Smith's effort rolling over the line after a tussle with the keeper.

The goal settled Hawks' approach to the second half, and their dominance paid dividends when Russ Warner's defence splitting pass found Gropes in the opposition 25 with only the keeper to beat. He slipped the ball neatly in from a narrowing angle. Hawks continued to dominate possession, but were too often guilty of presenting Haslemere with chances to break. The defence performed well to negate these rare Haslemere incursions. Hawks increased their lead halfway through the second half when Smith scored his second, from an acurately struck short corner. Haslemere rallied towards the end of the game but Chris Billington was on hand to deflect two short corner strikes off the line.

Russell Warner got a green card for being angry!



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