Hayter strikes twice as Hawks enjoy win at Moneyfields
TWO late goals from James Hayter helped the Hawks start pre-season with a 3-1 win over Moneyfields at Dover Road.
The veteran striker pounced twice in the final five minutes to give the final score a flattering look.
George Barker gave the Ryman League premier division side a 32nd-minute lead.
But the Wessex League premier division hosts hit back to equalise through Tony Baruwa midway through the second period.
Hawks boss Lee Bradbury was pleased his side got a run out before Wednesday’s match against Pompey at Westleigh Park (7pm).
He said: ‘Everyone got at least 45 minutes and it was very useful for us.
‘I was pleased with some of the performances and in general our fitness levels were impressive.
‘It was a good test and we enjoyed the day.’
Barker took his first-half goal well, collecting the ball on the left of the area and cutting in to fire home.
Moneyfields equalised on 72 minutes, before Hayter struck twice in the closing minutes.
Matt Paterson and Alfie Whittingham provided the assists.
Moneyfields’ boss Dave Carter said: ‘I felt we held our own in the first half and the lads put in a good effort.
‘The game was played in the right spirit and playing against a team from a higher league is always good for fitness.’
Fareham Town started with a comfortable 3-0 win over Hampshire League outfit AFC Petersfield at Love Lane.
Laurie Mackintosh scored a free-kick.
Simon Woods and Ashley Bennett also netted.