Hawks started the game strongly and dominated the early possession creating and wasting a number of chances. The deadlock was finally broken when a good through ball found Rogan Meadows free in the D. Just like last week Rogan calmly fired the ball inside the far post.
The sense of relief was short-lived however as Winchester replied immediately with a well struck short-corner. Hawks continued to hold the balance of play with Phil Dunnil dominating mid-field, but were too often stretched after cheaply conceding possession.
Hawks went back in front after a good run from Phil Dunnil, who made room for himself at the top of the D to rifle home. Phil added a third converting a well struck cross from Steve Griffiths who had driven to the back line. Hawks were now in the driving seat and scored a fourth when Giles Roper latched onto John Kaluza’s through ball to steer home past the advancing keeper.
Winchester tightened up their marking in the second half forcing Hawks to adjust and built from deeper. The change provided opportunity and space for Roper to run at the Winchester defence. He added the fifth when left with the keeper to beat. Number six came from a Kaluza slap pass, who found Steve Griffiths unmarked to stop and flick the ball hard into the net over the advancing keeper.
Thanks to Steve Griffiths for the report