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A solid Falcons performance secures a deserved win

20 February 2016

Falcons 2 - 0 Oxted Vintage Moonshiners

After a long journey and road closure Hawks were determined to ensure this tough fixture did not go off the rails.

They pressed high from the start and the midfield of Dunnill, Kaluza and Grittiths were supported by the probing runs of Jones and Warner.

The Hawks movement caused Oxted to defend the D in numbers and several good moves found a solid defence and space was at a premium. It needed a goal and with minutes to go before half time a sweeping move found Bishop find space in the right channel and evaded his defender and a crisp shot into the bottom right hand corner made it 1-0.

The second half saw Oxted push forward but the defence marshalled by Billington and Blomley rarely looked troubled. Even Warner was undertaking defensive duties after gentle persuasion from Jones and Wilsdon.

Hawks then made it 2-0 when a left side worked move saw Kaluza net well. A nervy finish ensued as the solid Billington was struck in the face and had to leave the pitch due to a blood injury. Oxted threatened but throughout the whole game did not secure a short corner and in the post match analysis put their hands up to a clearance on the line from a defender's foot which was a stone wall penalty stroke.

However a good game played competitively led to an enjoyable visit to the Oxted watering hole and Hawks Falcons are well placed to continue their top of the league position to the end of the season.

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