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Falcons beat Haslemere Vets with 'bearly' a side by 2 goals to 1

25 January 2014, 14:00

Falcons 2 - 1 Haslemere Men's Vets

Ten minutes in a surprisingly well executed aerial ball over the Hawks defence left Haslemere's centre-forward clear with a one-on-one with the keeper. He attempted to take the ball around keeper Biggs, but found it impossible with both legs in the air. The resulting penalty stroke was well converted.
As the game progresssed Haslemere lost their early bite, giving Hawks time and space to build well from midfield, but the final pass constantly fell short.
After 20 minutes a reverse sweep cross into the D by Breen following a good move down the left, found Bear in space in the D, he slipped the ball to Warner who finished with a strong well place shot to the keepers left.
Hawks continued to play the more enterprising hockey and took the lead with the last touch of the first half. The ball was moved from left to right across the top of the D and into to Gropes on the goal line, his powerful cross was met by Bear who first touch beat the goalkeeper at the near post.
The second half was end to end stuff, littered with missed chances. Hawks deservedly held on to the end.
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