Gargan hits late winner as Hawks lift Senior Cup

Whitehawk celebrate winning the Senior Cup Final (photo Simon Dack)

Whitehawk celebrate winning the Senior Cup Final (photo Simon Dack)

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Sam Gargan hit an injury-time winner as Whitehawk beat Crawley Down 2-1 to lift the Sussex Senior Cup at The Amex.

A crowd of 1,896 saw Gargan fire home in the first minute of stoppage time to land Hawks their second trophy of the season.

The Ryman division one south champions had to come from behind to claim victory.

The deadlock was broken on 25 minutes when Whitehawk failed to deal with a lofted ball forward from Tom Graves and Gaby Odunaike steadied himself before prodding the ball past Chris Winterton.

Luke Blewden should have doubled the lead on 51 minutes when he streaked clear on to a long ball from Hassan Nyang but Winterton saved well with his legs.

James Fraser wasted a great chance for Whitehawk with 18 minutes remaining but 60 seconds later they were level when substitute Lee Newman pulled the ball back for Jerahl Hughes to sidefoot home from eight yards.

Hawks were on top and Fraser squandered another chance before Hughes hit the crossbar on 79 minutes.

With five minutes remaining Hawks keeper Chris Winterton made a super save to keep out Fraser Logan's stinging shot and instead it was Darren Freeman's side who grabbed the winner in the first minute of injury time.

Mark Zawadski kept out a Hughes shot but Gargan rammed home the rebound from 20 yards.

Full report, reaction and analysis in The Argus on Monday.

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6:30pm Sat 12 May 12

turtling. says...

there might have been a few more there if it wasn't so hard to get hold of a ticket
there might have been a few more there if it wasn't so hard to get hold of a ticket turtling.
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8:43pm Sat 12 May 12

Corn Hill says...

turtling. wrote:
there might have been a few more there if it wasn't so hard to get hold of a ticket
????

I logged on the Albion website, booked my seats & got the tickets through the post a few days later. Easy as pie.
[quote][p][bold]turtling.[/bold] wrote: there might have been a few more there if it wasn't so hard to get hold of a ticket[/p][/quote]???? I logged on the Albion website, booked my seats & got the tickets through the post a few days later. Easy as pie. Corn Hill
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8:51pm Sun 13 May 12

whasuuuuup. says...

turtling. wrote:
there might have been a few more there if it wasn't so hard to get hold of a ticket
I got tickets easily from the sussex FA. They had 10,000 available so don't k now how you had trouble? It was a pretty even game for most of it. Both sides had chances to win it. Whitehawk came strong at the end although they did squander several clear chances. Great afternoon out at the Amex.
[quote][p][bold]turtling.[/bold] wrote: there might have been a few more there if it wasn't so hard to get hold of a ticket[/p][/quote]I got tickets easily from the sussex FA. They had 10,000 available so don't k now how you had trouble? It was a pretty even game for most of it. Both sides had chances to win it. Whitehawk came strong at the end although they did squander several clear chances. Great afternoon out at the Amex. whasuuuuup.
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1:41pm Mon 14 May 12

Hugo-Worthing says...

I booked my ticket on line at midday on the day of match, and collected the ticket in the club shop

Easy
I booked my ticket on line at midday on the day of match, and collected the ticket in the club shop Easy Hugo-Worthing
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4:45pm Mon 14 May 12

SmileyD says...

Hugo-Worthing wrote:
I booked my ticket on line at midday on the day of match, and collected the ticket in the club shop

Easy
So did I - it seems as though some people aren't happy unless they're having a moan!
[quote][p][bold]Hugo-Worthing[/bold] wrote: I booked my ticket on line at midday on the day of match, and collected the ticket in the club shop Easy[/p][/quote]So did I - it seems as though some people aren't happy unless they're having a moan! SmileyD
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11:44pm Tue 15 May 12

kemp21 says...

turtling. wrote:
there might have been a few more there if it wasn't so hard to get hold of a ticket
Must agree, it put me off going!
[quote][p][bold]turtling.[/bold] wrote: there might have been a few more there if it wasn't so hard to get hold of a ticket[/p][/quote]Must agree, it put me off going! kemp21
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