WHITEHAWK 1 – 0 BASINGSTOKE TOWN

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Whitehawk grabbed their second win and the first at home this season thanks to a Tommy Fraser free kick.
Hawks manager Darren Freeman will be pleased by the response of his players after last weeks below par performance.
In a great start to the game both teams nearly scored in the first minute as Kezie Ibe hit the post at the hosts end before a quick break presented Sam Gargan with a great chance but he was denied by keeper Louis Wells.
Ten minutes later Sami El Abd saw his shot blocked on the line and from that Basingstoke broke quickly and Nathan Smart drilled a great chance wide of Chris Winterton’s goal.
Some neat passes out on the right by the hosts and Danny Mills cross was knocked back by David da Silva but Gargan’s shot was well wide.
The only goal of the game came on 21 minutes from a Fraser free kick from the right and as they all came in on the cross the ball went straight into the net without anyone getting a touch.
Hawks keeper Winterton was called into action on the half hour mark saving well from a good shot from Manny Williams and kept the scoreline at 1 nil at half time.
Fraser was at it again with a free kick more central this time just after the break but the visitors keeper Wells got across and saved diving to his left.
Hawks substitute Jacob Erskine pulled a shot wide when well placed and as the hosts started to drop deeper Andrew Jenkinson blasted over when he really should have done better.
It was all hands to the pump at the back as Basingstoke pushed and pushed for the equaliser but alas it never came duly thanks to a solid defensive display by a stubborn Whitehawk.