The Non-League Football Paper - - NATIONAL LEAGUE SOUTH - By Pa­trick Lock

GOLD Omo­tayo’s 58th minute free kick was enough to see White­hawk earn an im­por­tant three points in their bid for a Great Es­cape.

Both sides had chances in the open­ing pe­riod, David Pearce with the first as he shot just wide for City from the edge of the box in the fifth minute.

New Hoops sign­ing Craig King was called

into ac­tion just three min­utes af­ter as he came out and saved well af­ter El­liot Benyon was played through.

He was again forced into ac­tion on 25 min­utes as he got down well to push away Omo­tayo’s goal­bound ef­fort.

City’s best chance of the match came on 31 min­utes as Pearce’s pow­er­ful shot from the edge of the box was bril­liantly saved by Ben Wilks, de­spite see­ing the ball late.

The Hawks con­trolled the sec­ond pe­riod, and got their re­ward on 58 min­utes. A free-kick fol­low­ing a foul on Benyon to the left of the box was bril­liantly curled over the wall, leav­ing King was no chance in the City goal.

They nearly dou­bled their lead with eight min­utes to go as Yan­nis Am­broi­sine’s header from a corner was tipped over the bar by King.

Ryan Wor­rell forced a fi­nal save out of King in the third added minute, the keeper push­ing his shot around his near post.

STAR MAN: Gold Omo­tayo (White­hawk) EN­TER­TAIN­MENT: ★★★★★

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