Whitehawk maintains good form by beating Ashford

There is a brilliant atmosphere around The Enclosed Ground these days.

In a month of stop-start, cup priority and road travel, Whitehawk finally returned to home after a 29-day absence.

Since beating Three Bridges 3-0 on Bank Holiday Monday, Shaun Saunders’ side have played three games – all away.

It’s also been a couple of successful trips after a 0-0 draw at Lancing in the league, the only division game played that month, in the FA Trophy with victories at Tilbury and Corinthian Sandwiched in between.

After some questionable planning, it didn’t seem to faze the Hawks, who clinched a 4-0 victory over Ashford United in the Velocity Trophy on Tuesday night.

With Charlie Lambert’s shoe, Rob O’Toole’s face and Stefan Wright’s hip storming into a 3-0 lead, it was another joyous first half as the push and squeeze so often seen was once again on display.

Joe Shelley – the 40-year-old roving midfielder – capped the evening with a late penalty to score his sixth goal of the season, fifth from the penalty spot.

Recently acquired Kai Brown was electrifying in the No. 10 position, linking the game with his bravura touch and accustomed movement as “The Nuts and Bolts” drowned under the Hawk’s immense pressure.

After the game, Saunders praised his team’s efforts, saying: “We played really well tonight [Tuesday], some really good stuff. Some of the stuff we played tonight was as good as it’s been since I got here…it was a good night for us.”

Whitehawk are back in the league with a trip to Sheppey United on Saturday before hosting a league game with a visit to Burgess Hill Town on Tuesday 11 October.

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