Once again the sun shone brightly (I seem to be writing that every week, surely the weather will turn soon) as the Hawks embarked on their latest search for Cup glory, taking on the Woodingdean wine drinkers from division five.
For the first time this season the Hawks were without a full compliment of players, with both Alfie and Eben unavailable, the former allegedly at Old Trafford for clandestine contract talks. Did Manchester United have permission to speak to Alfie, was he wined and dined by Fergie and Bobby Charlton in an effort to prize him away from the Hawks, a full investigation must be pursued.
The slightly re-shuffled Hawks kicked off going down the sightly sloping pitch. Almost immediately from kick off the Hawks dominated possession. Jude and Dan in midfield provided the platform to work the ball out wide to both Frank and Jude who used their skill and pace to make inroads into the Woodingdean defence. In the early part of the game the Hawks had an awful lot of possession without creating any clear cut chances.
At the back, the Hawks were largely untroubled, Luis, Albert and Max concentrating well and joining in with the midfield when possible. From almost nothing the chances began to come. Twice slide rule passes from Jude S split the Woodingdean defence, only for Dan and Jacob respectively to have their shots cleared off the line, but the pressure was mounting.
A series of corners were forced