Match Data 2010/2011
Basingstoke Town 0
Sammy Igoe (Sole, 62)
Wes Fogden (Scott, 87)
Manny Williams (Tiryaki, 80)
Williams (pen, 40)
Matt Pattison (Dunn, 70)
Matt Warner (Sam-Yorke, 68)
The Hawks coasted to a 2-0 win against Basingstoke Town at a subdued Camrose this afternoon.
The early kick off and a small attendance gave the match a strangely low key feel, but the visitors made the most of the first half and took the lead in the 35th minute when with back to goal, Wes Fogden flicked Manny Williams’s initial effort over his shoulder with an acrobatic scissor kick.
The Hawks then struck again five minutes later when former Hawk Jay Gasson dragged Fogden down in the box and Williams left Morris rooted to the spot with a penalty.
While Hawks officials deny any possibility of a loan move to Eastleigh for Aaron Howe, the keeper took his turn in goal today as manager Shaun Gale continues to rotate the role.
At the start the Hawks made most headway through Sammy Igoe’s running on the wings, but it wasn’t until Fogden worked his way past Rob Rice and fired an awkward shot onto the post that the side began to threaten.
David Pratt broke through to the line at the other end, but his cross back was too hard for the trailing home players to reach.
Leon Cashman, playing a midfield role, almost opened the scoring when he picked up a loose ball and fired hard at the top corner. However, Morris managed a flying one-handed save to push the ball round the post.
Williams then burst up the right and created space to cross past marker Matt Warner, but the ball eluded Ian Simpemba in the six yard box.
For the hosts, Nathan Smart repeated Pratt’s earlier effort and got behind the defence for a cross, but again it was too firmly hit.
35 minutes in the visitors took the lead. Williams scuffed his initial effort on the edge of the box and the ball bounced up in front of FOGDEN, whose attempt to flick it into the top corner with a bicycle kick as it passed him came off brilliantly.
Five minutes later the Hawks had the game all but sewn up when Gasson inexplicably grabbed hold of Fogden as the nippy midfielder shrugged his way past the ex-Hawk in the box. Too obvious to ignore, the referee awarded a penalty, and WILLIAMS wrong footed Morris as his spot kick punched hard into the net.
Smart tried hard to draw a goal back, but lifted his shot over the post under pressure from McDonald.
Just before the break James Tyrrell denied Greg Draper with an off the line clearance that went for a corner the hosts could make nothing of.
Basingstoke Town 0
Havant and Waterlooville 2
Basingstoke’s best chance of the game came at the start of the second half as they tried to reassert themselves. Pratt stole the ball from McDonald and set up Draper for a firm low drive that Howe was forced down onto his line to stop.
Callum Reynolds headed wide when he connected with a corner drifted across the box by Matt Warner, and at the other end Steve Ramsey fired an attempt from range over the bar.
Fogden appeared to be through ahead of Ross Adams before being clipped, but in the wake of treatment the referee restarted the game with a drop ball pushed all the way back to Howe.
Guiseppe Sole did well to get forward on the right and put the ball through to Williams, but despite having space and time to compose himself, the striker slashed his shot wide of the far post.
Reynolds again sent a header wide of the target when he was first to reach Simon Dunn’s corner, and the Dragons shrugged off another chance to claw their way back into the game when Rice’s long throw bounced awkwardly over white shirts in the box and Draper managed somehow to head the ball over the bar from close range.