About Match

Paul Doswell makes 3 changes, with Ross Worner coming into the Starting XI for the first time since October. Joining Worner, Benny Read and Jamie Collins also come into the starting team. The Hawks look to get revenge over Dorking following their Boxing Day demolition.

The Hawks started brighter than the away side, with Collins almost taking the lead in 10 minutes. Wright had the best Hawks chance as he took it around Lincoln but his off balance shot was wide of the mark. Billy Clifford’s late challenge meant he saw red inside thirty minutes for a second yellow card.

Dorking took the lead when Wheeler knocked in a cross. Moments later, Prior doubled their lead with a flicked header, his third goal against the Hawks in three games.

Tommy Wright got the Hawks back in it with a moment of magic, a long-range strike from outside the box dipped in.

Havant looked like they could get something from the game, but McManus regained the visitors’ two-goal lead in the dying embers of the game.


Jamie Collins came close to tapping in Clifford’s left-sided free-kick. The first real chance of the game.

McManus tries to bend a shot in Worner’s far corner, but it is wide. Moments later, Clifford drove a low shot across Lincoln but it was palmed away.

Wright had the best chance of the first half an hour, he chased down Worner’s ball and took it around Lincoln but his left-footed effort was past the post. Wheeler clips the post at the other end of the pitch.

Billy Clifford saw red for a second yellow card, just inside thirty minutes. Just a few minutes later, Wheeler knocks in Prior’s cross. The visitors took the lead.

McCarthy came close to equalising but Andrews’ cross was just behind the midfielder and he couldn’t get behind it. Moments later, Briggs’ near post cross was flicked in by Prior.

HT – Hawks 0, Dorking 2

Sami-El Abd and Bobby-Joe Taylor came on for Darren Oldaker and Jordan Cheadle at half-time.

Briggs tried an ambitious effort from 30 yards which tested Worner. Well saved by Hawks number one. The ball fell to McManus who hit the post! Wheeler’s rebound was over the bar to deny a third.

Tommy Wright got the Hawks back into it with a wonderful outside of the box strike which dipped over Lincoln. Prior had a shot blocked at close range. McCarthy lunged to try and get a touch on the end of Wright’s cross but the ball fizzed past the midfielder.

Double change for the Hawks, Scott Rendell and Abdulai Baggie replaced Benny Read and James Roberts. The Hawks look a different side with 5 minutes to go.

McManus put the final nail in the coffin with a cool and calm finish under Ross Worner. The Hawks fall to defeat at home.

FT –  Hawks 1, Dorking 3

HAWKS XI: Worner, Passley, Oastler ©, McCarthy, Clifford, Read, Newton, Collins, Wright, Roberts, Andrews

HAWKS SUBS: Searle, Wall, Baggie, Rendell, Baker

Dorking XI: Lincoln, McManus, Briggs, Prior, Rutherford, Wheeler, Taylor, Cheadle, Gallagher, Fuller ©, Oldaker

Dorking Subs: Philpot, Taylor, El-Abd, Harris, Wills

Written by Adam Nixon