Hawks Falcons made the long trip to Oxted with the quota of 11 players and a friendly M25 but could not get their act together. Within 30 seconds of the start the ball was given to the opposition in their own 25 and watched a simple strike find the back of the net. Not the best of starts to say the least!
An angry David White took the initiative and with a fine run down the left flank his pass found Bear Smith who smashed the ball home,
This should have been the wake up call needed and Russell Warner stole the ball from the Oxted defence and his pass again found Bear Smith who finished well to make it 2-1. However their was no real pattern to the Falcons play and Oxted soon made it 2-2 before half time when again the ball was simply gifted to them to score a soft goal.
Despite a desire to take the game to the opposition a series of mistakes and lack of cohesion let Oxted into the game. A couple of chances went begging for the Falcons before a failure to clear an attack on the break saw the ball cross the goal on a couple of occasions before an unmarked Oxted player could hardly believe his luck and slipped the ball home.
Oxted were then content to maintain a stiff defence and Hawks huffed and puffed with little effect. In the final seconds the day for the Falcons was made worse when Bear Smith was involved in a nasty clash of heads with the opposing centre half. Both players were left prostrate with blood injuries as the final whistle saved further frustration. It is hoped the nose injury does not have a lasting effect of the dashing good looks of Bear Smith and whether a photo of the injury will pass the Hawks web-site filter system.