WILKIN­SON TAKES BLAME AS STONES CRASH OUT

MAN­AGER RINGS THE CHANGES FOR HAWKS VIC­TORY

Harefield Gazette - - FRONT PAGE -

ABOBAKER EISA’s dra­matic late win­ner gave Weald­stone a text­book smash-and-grab win over lowly White­hawk at Grosvenor Vale on Satur­day, in front of a bois­ter­ous Non-League Day crowd of 953.

The Stones had to come from be­hind after Kyjuon MarshBrown opened the scor­ing for the Hawks in the first half,

writes Chris Woods.

Weald­stone equalised through a Danny Green penalty and won it in the 88th minute when sub Eisa shot past Si­mon Jor­gensen. Stones man­ager Bobby Wilkin- son had wielded the axe after his side’s shock 1-0 FA Cup de­feat to Burgess Hill Town a week ear­lier, mak­ing seven changes. Cen­tre­half Glenn Wil­son made his de­but as a makeshift right-back with Sam Cox on in­ter­na­tional duty with Guyana. Fel­low new sign­ing Harry Goodger made the bench.

A re­vi­talised White­hawk, sat bot­tom but with a new man­ager and new-look team, could have gone ahead twice be­fore MarshBrown’s opener, with Jonathan North deny­ing Pape Gu­eye and Enoch An­doh from close range.

Marsh-Brown then gave the Hawks a de­served lead when he beat Wil­son and sent a curl­ing, low ef­fort past North on 28 min­utes.

The forced first half in­tro­duc­tion of Eisa brought more en­ergy to the Stones at­tack and he had a chance just be­fore half time when he al­most lobbed the 6ft 10in Jor­gensen in goal.

The Stones pressed harder after the turn­around and the equaliser ar­rived when Rose brought down Shaquille Hip­polyte-Pa­trick and ref­eree Aji Aji­bola awarded a penalty. Green sent Jor­gensen the wrong way from the spot.

Hawks debu­tant Kodi Lyon­sFoster drew a save from North when his header was tipped wide be­fore a Jor­gensen goal-kick was headed to Eisa by Jerome Okimo, for the for­ward to beat his man and round the keeper.

The bumper home crowd were hold­ing their breath deep in added time when White­hawk sub­sti­tute Do­minic Vose drew a last-gasp save out of the ex­cel­lent North.

The Stones visit Chip­pen­ham Town on Satur­day.

New sign­ing Glenn Wil­son, pic­tured in his Aldershot Town days, made his de­but for Weald­stone on Satur­day

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