Hawks slip up in the sun to hand Lewes lifeline

Mustafa Tiryaki levelled for the Hawks in the second half
Mustafa Tiryaki levelled for the Hawks in the second half
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Gosport have taken a lift from Craig McAllister's leadership. Picture: Keith Woodland

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A late goal condemned the Hawks to a 2-1 defeat against relegation-battling Lewes in the scorching heat at West Leigh Park this afternoon.

A mistake by goalkeeper Aaron Howe gifted the visitors the lead on the stroke of half-time before Mustafa Tiryaki levelled matters.

But just when it looked that the points would be shared, Ben Hunt fired in a late winner for the visitors to secure the victory.

Four goals from Jason Prior ensured the Rocks remain on target of finishing top of Ryman League division one south as they easily brushed aside Sittingbourne 5-0.

Prior scored three second-half goals to add to his first-half strike, before Dean Maynard wrapped up the scoring to gift Bognor a thoroughly-deserved win.

In the Southern League, Gosport’s miserable run on the road continued after they suffered a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Bideford.

Goals from Kevin Squire and Furzer condemned Borough to their 14th away defeat of the season.

Rock-bottom Hayling United gave themselves a fighting chance of remaining in the Wessex League premier division with a thoroughly-deserved 1-0 victory over Blackfield & Langley at the College Ground.

Rob Tambling’s first-half strike was enough to give the Humbugs hope in their fight against relegation.