Hawkinge meet their match

Contributed by editor on Feb 06, 2005 - 08:40 PM


BURVILL CUP - Semi Final

Rendezvous 4 v Hawkinge 1

By Cyril Trice

If this match was about guts and determination then Hawkinge were clear first half winners.

They put pressure on the unbeaten Rendevous side and kept them on the back foot for much of the half. 

Hawkinge were unlucky not to be one up at the break after the referee had disallowed a goal for off-side. But still fighting, the team played good football and the sides ended the half goalless.

The game began to change in the second half with Rendezvous scoring  after 5 minutes. Hawkinge were not deterred and Tom Welham scored a quick equalizer just 5 minutes later.

But it was Rendezvous who again took the lead scoring a goal from a corner kick and at this point Hawkinge seemed to lose their composure.

A third goal came with 15 minutes to play, and another,  from a corner 5 minutes from the end sealed defeat for the village side.

This leaves Rendezvous still unbeaten this season and favorites to win the Burville Cup.