Before the game a Hawks player was amazed by the attendance at Havant College of a large owl on the floodlights a positive omen for the Falcons? To much hilarity it was pointed out that it was a robot bird scarer and so it was with ongoing laughter and some embarrassment that the game eventually got underway.
Falcons dominated the first half with good support play in midfield and a solid base from defence. 3 goals from Buzz plus further goals from Mark White, David White, Richard Venables and Phil Dunnill meant they were looking at a 7-0 half time lead only for a wayward pass to gift the home team a consolation goal for a 7-1 score at the break.
A second goal by David White (well he claimed it in the bar afterward) made it 8 and good play by Havants centre forward outfoxing Richard Wilsdon in goal made it 8-2. Gary Mahon made it 9 from a short corner and Andy Sumser made it 10. But then disaster struck when a ferocious shot caught Phil Dunnill on the hand in front of goal meaning goalie Wilsdon needed to take him to hospital. Falcons were down to 9 and without a goalie and looked like they would see the game out without further goals but instead of clearing a ball in the D they gifted it to Havant forwards who gratefully added a third for a final score of 10-3.
Our best wishes go to Phil Dunnill who goes under the surgeons knife on Sunday to save the top of his finger and Falcons look forward to welcoming league leaders Windsor to BRN next week. Whether the resident ornithologist plays or has his head in a bird book trying to differentiate real birds from fake ones is yet to be decided....