Hawks triumph over sporting Wood

Ollie Pearce scored for Bognor in their match today. Picture: Tommy McMillan

Bognor get first win in six months

The Hawks triumphed 2-1 over Boreham Wood in the Blue Square South this afternoon.

Giuseppe Sole's second-half strike looked to have sealed the points for the hosts before an unusual finale at West Leigh Park.

The visitors inadvertently equalised when attempting to pass the ball back to Hawks keeper Aaron Howe, following an injury to Sam Pearce.

But in a fine sporting gesture, they let Wes Fogden run through unchallenged and restore the home side's lead from the resulting kick off.

The match was, however, marred by an injury to Bobby Hopkinson, which was later confirmed as a fractured tibia.

Elsewhere, former Pompey striker Luke Nightingale scored a hat-trick as Bognor thrashed Whyteleafe 5-1 in Ryman League division on south.

His strike-partner Jason Prior and Ben Johnson were also on the scoresheet.

Gosport extended their unbeaten run to six games with a narrow 1-0 victory over Andover.

Ten-man Borough survived the late dismissal of Liam Crook to triumph through James Taylor's first-half penalty.

And in the Wessex League premier division, Fareham went down 3-1 at Brading Town, with Nathan Kirby getting a consolation for the visitors.