About Match

The Hawks looked to bounce back from their opening day defeat with a home clash against Chippenham Town.

A chaotic first half saw three goals and two red cards and the Hawks had work to do in the second half.

It was the Bluebirds who were more clinical after the break and its two defeats on the trot for the Hawks.




Chippenham saw the first bit of action when Amadi-Holloway’s header beat Berry in net,  but the Hawks were saved by the flag.

A whipped cross was put into the box but was cleared before James Roberts picked up the loose ball and curled it into the bottom left corner to make it 1-0.

Jake McCarthy flew into a challenge and was shown a straight red, a harsh decision.

Chippenham got their equaliser with a sweetly struck free kick from Jake Evans which was placed in the top right hand corner.

A few moments later, Williams tried an optimistic strike and after a fortunate bobble, it bounced past Berry.

Williams was the second player to see red, he tripped his man and was booked for a second yellow.

James Roberts had a chance to equal the scores with a free-kick, but it was parried away well by Henry.


HT Hawks 1, Chippenham 2


The Hawks started the second half with intense pressure, McNerney had the best chance when he was laid off just 8 yards out but was denied by the feet of Henry.

Janneh’s header from the resulting corner flashed wide as the Hawks looked for the equaliser.

But it was the Bluebirds to capitalise as Jake Evans picked up a loose ball and slotted it past Berry to make it 3.

Chippenham continued with their pressure and Fasanmade eventually made it 4 with a rocket of a strike flying into the top corner.

Havant brought one back when Busari’s poked effort ended up in the bottom corner to make it an interesting last 15 minutes of the match.

Despite the pressure from the Hawks at the end, and countless goal line scrambles, after a few good saves from Henry it finished 4-2.


FT – Hawks 2, Chippenham 4


Hawks XI: Berry, Innocent (67’), Oastler, McNerney, Janneh, McCarthy, Mehew, Kealy (67’), Faal (68’), Deacon, Roberts

Hawks Subs: Worner, Busari (67’), Willson, Jewitt-White (67’), Baker (68’)

Chippenham XI: Henry, Jones, Fasanmade, Amadi-Holloway, Johnson, Evans, McClure, Spokes, Bradbury, Williams, King

Chippenham Subs: Grant, Bray, Nicholls, Windsor, Abbott