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Whitehawk soar

Alan Tanner was joshing me that we should rename the Rust the Conway Courier for the amount of posts I have had latterly published.  Well, it’s been a stellar weekend for Brighton footbsll and that is the right description as Whitehawk FC  wish to rename  thèmselves Brighton FC . That they are in the hat for the draw of the third  round of the FA Cup will do their application  no harm , that our city is actually called the City of Brighton  and Hove might.  Whitehawk FC play at The Enclsoed Ground situated in East Brighton Park near the racecourse and not far from the Marina. They  bear the name of what was one Brighton’s sink estates though now regeneraeed . In its time it was a no go area . Fulham, old boys Matt Lawrence a dn Darren Freeman ,who also managed them ,have worn  ther red shirts

Yesterday they travelled to Dagenham and Redbridge two divisions higher in the second  round of the Cup. They were losing 1-0 as the tie went into  extra time. Sergio Torres collected  the ball outisde the box and instead of lobbing back into the mix knocked the ball  wide to winger Deening.  He cut inside and hit a teasing cross which defender Jordan Rose met with a thundering header. It was a well executed goal that would not disgrace the Premier. The draw was deserved as the Hawks hit  the post , had a goal disallowed and took the second half. Daggers’ goal was scored by Jamie Cureton , 40 years old, and a prolific scorer at many  League clubs.

Watching the highlights on BBC 2 I was impressed by some intelligent skilful football . James Vardy has made the transition from non league to Premier and make an impact, Alli of  Spurs was bought from MK Dons and is in the England  team and I saw an iimpressive  youngster in Charlton’s Ademola Lookman on Saturday so grass roots football looks to be in good nick.

What fun if Whitehawk draw Manchester United or the other Brighton or defender Dean Leacock plays against  his first club  Fulham. . They have to overcome Dagenham first but they will,not be intimidated and there will be a rousing atmosphere at the  Enclosed ground in East Brighton Park. Hawks and Seagulls rule the roost .

About Ivan Conway

Ivan Conway will be reporting on Sussex sport. He is a member of the 1901 club at Brighton HAFC, Sussex County Cricket Club and an enthusiastic horse race goer. After selling his freight forwarding and conference business he settled in Hove. His other interests are bird watching, brass rubbing and bridge. More Posts