Dorchester 2 Hawks 6
After leaving rainy Brighton things only got better for the Hawks as the sun shined brightly and more so on the fantastic Danny Mills who helped himself to five goals.
Darren made 3 changes to the side that lost at Bromley, in came Andy Pearson, Hakeem Adulekun and Sami El Abd for Joe Keehan, Richard Rose and Charlie Henry, with Pearson slotting in at right back and pushing Michael Boateng forward in to midfield, Sami El Abd moved to left back and Adulekun to the holding midfield role.
In the first two games we just seemed to get beat psyically, but these changes showed the intent that we were not going to be pushed around in this game and so it came to be.
A stunning start to the game saw the Hawks take the lead in the sixth minute, Boateng crossed from the right and Jake Robinson’s header was saved by the keeper only for it to fall into the path of Mills who fired home.
The hosts were back in terms just eleven minutes later when keeper Chris Winterton could only manage to fingertip away a cross which fell nicely for Dorcherster to fire the themselves level.
James Fraser put Hawks back in front just two minutes later after Robinson played in Mills and his square ball found Fraser at the far post to side foot in.
Two goals in seven minutes completed the hat trick for Mills, first after Robinson had found Boateng, who crosses were first class all game found Mills in the biz and he made no mistake from six yards and then got his third with a simple tap in.
Mills was not finished and capped a great half off by scoring his fourth and Hawks fifth before half time, this time with confidence high, he picked up the ball 35 yards out and ran at the defenders who backed off and off he jinked one way then the other finally sidestepping to his right and drilling the ball into the bottom corner giving the keeper no chance.
Dorchester came out in the second half looked like they just wanted this to be a limit the damage half and they defended better even tho chances were created for Robinson, Mills and sub Charlie Henry.
Man of the moment Mills helped himself to another after beating the offside trap and finished well into the far corner for six one.
Dorchester got a late consolation at the end when skipper Matt Lawrence failed to clear and the hosts sub found the net with just minutes remaining.