Ten men Hawks grab a well deserved and hard earned point. A dull day down in the south coast was matched by a dull game in which both sides never reached their full potential at the Enclosed Ground.
The visitors started the better and hit the post on ten minutes when a fine strike Tristian Plummer beat Winterton but not the post.
Winterton pulled off a great save to deny Kane Ingram at the far post from a free kick out on the right.
The Hawks had their first chance just after twenty minutes when Danny Mills headed over when well placed.
The hosts lost influential midfielder Tommy Fraser and his replacement Lewis Taylor nearly scored with his first touch and then a fine save by Luke Purnell denied Hawks Hakeem Adelakun just before half time.
Whitehawk started better in the second half and Jake Robinson should have scored and then chance of the game fell to Sam Gargan who could only manage to chest a fierce Taylor cross on to the bar.
Just before the hour mark came the sending off and with no keeper in the bench saw Gargan take over in goal.
The Hawks dug in and the superb Matt Lawrence lead from the front and saw the Hawks take a well deserved point.