Hawks return to form as Borough suffer body blow

Scott Donnelly, left   Picture: Sarah Standing
Scott Donnelly, left Picture: Sarah Standing
Matt Tubbs played well against Sutton. Picture: Habibur Rahman

Injuries are big concern but defensive errors also worry Hawks

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The Hawks bounced back to winning ways with a 3-1 Vanarama Conference South win over Wealdstone at West Leigh Park.

Brian Dutton put the Hawks ahead but the visitors levelled before half-time through Luke O’Nien.

But two quick-fire Scott Donnelly goals at the start of the second half – one from the penalty spot – gave Lee Bradbury’s side the points.

Gosport Borough’s Vanarama Conference South play-off hopes suffered a body blow as they slumped to a 1-0 home defeat to Chelmsford City.

Mason Spence’s close-range effort proved decisive as Borough were unable to break down a resilient City defence.

The hosts ended the game with 10 men as Rory Williams was given his marching orders at the death for a second yellow-card offence.

A lethargic Bognor performance brought their two-month unbeaten run to an end as a goal in each half gave a lively Grays side the spoils in their Ryman League premier division contest at Nyewood Lane.

Title-chasing Petersfield had to make do with a Wessex League premier division point at Hamworthy after twice falling behind in a hard-fought 2-2 draw.

Sean Wain’s second-half penalty and a late Jordan Neal striker ensured Ian Saunders’ men remained at the top of the table.

AFC Portchester paid the price for missed chances - but did Petersfield a favour - as they drew 0-0 at Winchester.

The Royals dominated at second-placed Winchester but were unable to claim the win their efforts deserved.

Fareham were forced to settle for a point as they drew 1-1 at fellow Wessex League premier division strugglers Totton & Eling

Callum Laycock levelled the scores in the second half before the crossbar twice denied Matt Parr’s side a priceless victory in their battle against the drop