About Match

Three second half strikes saw the Hawks fall to defeat at Wealdstone in a fiery pre-season clash. 


After leading 1-0 at the break, the hosts quickly got back level before Roarie Deacon got sent off just before the hour mark.


A further two goals at the end put a dampener on what was otherwise a good performance for the Hawks. 


It was a quiet opening quarter of the game, with some half chances but nothing major to note. Godfrey Poku did pick up a knock ten minutes in and was replaced by Billy Clifford.


On the quarter hour mark, a good ball for the hosts fell to Emmanuel who’s effort glanced just wide of the target. 


Tommy Wright came close ten minutes later when he turned well in the penalty area after good build up play from the Hawks before his effort went wide of the target after moving himself into space well. 


The Hawks did get their breakthrough just before the half hour mark with Roarie Deacon opening his account for pre-season when Tommy Wright broke free and past the keeper before squaring it into Deacon’s path, who with an open goal to aim at knocked it home. 


Taking the initiative quickly after the goal, they nearly claimed a second when they caught the Stones cold from a corner finding Billy Clifford who had his effort well saved by Istead between the sticks for the hosts. 


HT- Wealdstone 0-1 Hawks


Wealdstone equalised straight after the restart with Moses Emmanuel catching the Hawks cold at the back and to give them the early second half initiative. 


Five minutes later Deacon with some good build up play gave himself the opportunity to shoot but Istead was level to his attempt. 


An eventful afternoon for the winger ended with just over half an hour to play after he was sent off amongst a brawl between the two sides. 


Tommy Wright came close to putting the Hawks back in front after a good ball into his path, but again denied by the impressive Istead. 


But a minute later it would be the Stones which would go in front when Parish from six yards slotted the ball past Ross Worner in the Hawks goal. 


The game then calmed down for a spell, but with just over a quarter of an hour to play the hosts had the ball back in the net again, however the flag was raised.


And with two minutes to play a mistake at the back saw Charlie Smith in to put the icing on the cake for the hosts. 


FT- Wealdstone 3-1 Hawks

By Henry Deacon (@H_Deaconmedia)