Important information: Attendance is by season ticket or pre-purchased ticket only. The game is sold out.
Following three home games and three victories, last Saturday the ‘U’s were on the road and lifted themselves onto the table summit with an impressive 1-0 away win at Sevenoaks.
The win was courtesy of a top-quality team performance and a stunning Ryan Worrall 25-yarder early in the second-half. The atrocious weather aside it was grand day out. You can read about the match here… Sevenoaks vs United report
United remain unbeaten for the season and their six-game form guide, which includes cup games, is now DWWWWW, scoring 16 goals and conceding four.
Whitehawk are sixteenth in the table with five points having won one whilst drawing and losing twice. This is a slow start by their own standards. Last season they finished fourth in the final table and were just six points behind United having played the same number of games.
The Hawks six-game form guide is LDLWWD which includes a 2-1 FA Trophy win at home to Barton Rovers who are currently sixth in the Southern League - Central Division. Whitehawk have scored eight goals and conceded eight in those games.
On Saturday they drew 1-1 at home with Faversham Town (who United drew 0-0 with a month ago).
The teams met four times last season, and all were exciting close games. It started in mid-September with a 2-0 home win for United, Ben Pope and Jack Dixon scoring whilst Whitehawk ended the game with ten men.
In November the teams faced each other again in the FA Trophy. The Saturday game ended 2-2 at the Pilot Field and Tuesday’s replay saw United overturn a half-time deficit with a David Rodari double in the second-half for 2-1 win and a Weymouth trip as reward.
Finally, the reverse league fixture in February also ended 2-2, Ben Pope again on the scoresheet with a brace.
It would be great to write the preview for Saturday’s FA Trophy 3QR game against Ashford Town and show United’s form-guide as WWWWWW. But the Hawks will no doubt have something to say about it, they are three games unbeaten themselves and will be looking to extend the run.
Tuesday 27th October, 7:45pm kick off at the TGS Pilot Field (Elphinstone Road, TN34 2AX).
Admission is by season or pre-purchased ticket only. The game is sold out.
£12 for adults, £8 for concessions (OAP/Students) and £1 for Under-16’s (with parental supervision).
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Bob Quinn @BobJQuinn