Whitehawk manager Jude Macdonald said he could not believe the amount of jet-setting supporters who made the long journey to support to his side in their 2-1 win away at Guernsey on Sunday.

More than 75 fans made the tricky 205-mile trip from Whitehawk to the Channel Islands to cheer on Macdonald’s men, while another 40-odd watched on at the clubhouse, who streamed the game.

Macdonald was over the moon with how the amount of fans made the journey He said: “It was unbelievable I don’t know what the exact figure was, but we must have had at least 70-80. It was nice to get some many fans, but they said they missed their drum.

“I think they also helped us get the win because it made the players dig down and give that little bit more to get that three points.”

Macdonald also felt the three points made the early start for the players, staff and fans well worth it.

He said: “It was exactly what the players needed.

“They met at Gatwick at 6.30am and it was a big ask to get parents or family members to drop them off, so the win made it all worthwhile.”

After the game the players and the fans celebrated together with the squad posing for a picture with some of the travelling Hawks fans.