About Match

A brace by Jonah Ayunga and a Bradley Tarbuck wonder strike saw Havant & Waterlooville demolish Dorking Wanderers 6-0 at Westleigh Park to maintain their unbeaten start.

Three goals in either half saw the Hawks crush the Wanderers who previously had a 100% record.

Josh Taylor, Andy Drury and Roarie Deacon were also on the scoresheet.

Paul Doswell made two changes from the team that drew at Dartford. Benny Read and Dean Beckwith made way for Simon Walton and Alfie Rutherford. 

Intent was shown right from the get go as the Hawks started on the front foot. Six minutes in and Roarie Deacon played a delightful ball across the face of the goal towards Sam Magri who’s header from close range went narrowly over. 

And the chances just kept coming for the Hawks as kept knocking on the Dorking door. Quarter of an hour in Ayunga had his first real sniff of goal as Roarie Deacon played the ball into his path around 12 yards out before his header bounced just wide of the target. 

Minutes later the Kenyan again tried his luck when he was allowed to break free of the Dorking defensive cordon before going for a Cross come shot from an acute angle going narrowly wide.

But it was a case of third time lucky as he broke the deadlock just before the half hour mark. After winning the ball back in the middle of the park before finding Ayunga who turned before rifling the ball into the back of the net. 

Ten minutes later it was so nearly two when good build up play saw Andy Drury, who was superb across the park, played a ball into Alfie Rutherford who’s original effort is deflected as far as Ayunga who saw his chance go narrowly wide. 

But that second did come just four minutes before the break when Rutherford did well to keep the ball alive before finding Fogden who in turn floated the ball across the box into Roarie Deacon bought the ball down before smashing it home. 

Before Hawks fans could draw breathe again the third came when Josh Taylor picked the ball up inside the box before hammering his effort into the back of the net, the Hawks were in turbo. 

Half-Time: HAWKS 3-0 Dorking Wanderers

The intensity levels shown in the first half continued throughout. 

Just minutes after the restart Havant came agonisingly close to a fourth when Rutherford played a delightful ball across the box to Roarie Deacon who from close range fired his shot over. 

However, ten minutes after the interval, the Hawks did get their fourth with Andy Drury netting his first goal for the club. Nicky Bailey’s free kick was worked into his path at the back post before firing a powerful header across goal to continue the rout. 

An hour in and Dos made his first change as Alfie Rutherford, who played a key role in setting up a few of the goals in his first league start since injury, was replaced by Bradley Tarbuck. 

Quarter of an hour from time Dorking were reduced to ten men when Sam Beard was sent off for a second bookable offence. 

And Dorking’s misery continued to be pilled on by a relentless Hawks side. 12 minutes from time Jonah Ayunga got his brace when he picked the ball up on the edge of the box after good build up play before smashing it into the back of the net to make it five. 

Five minutes from time the Hawks almost made it six when Wes Fogden played a delightful ball into the box towards Josh Taylor who’s header went narrowly over. 

But it would be six of the best for Havant and Waterlooville three minutes from time. Out of nowhere Bradley Tarbuck from the best part of 30 yards out unleashed the most ferocious rocket which orbited the Westleigh Park sky before landing itself in the back of the net. Fort Westleigh in raptures after seeing perhaps a goal of the season contender. 

Full-Time: HAWKS 6-0 Dorking Wanderers 

Attendance: 1,374

Starting XI: Worner, Straker, Walton, Magri, Fogden, Drury, Ayunga, Deacon, Bailey, Taylor, Rutherford

Subs on: Read, Tarbuck, Paul 

Subs not used: Cook, Beckwith