As happily seems to be the case with Sussex FA matches these days, the programme was very good, 40 glossy, full colour pages, with all of the necessary stats and background info to the match, both teams and the history of the competition, as well as some interesting articles to read. A copy of the Sussex Football magazine was also given away free with each programme, a monthly publication in a programme size format that looks at each Sussex club from the Conference South to the Sussex League.
Realistically, the game was won by half time, thanks to some glorious football played by Whitehawk and the gulf between the two sides really was vast. Disappointingly, but unsurprisingly, the pace and intensity of the game dropped in the second half, although the gulf was still very much in evidence. Robinson had a close range header excellently saved by the keeper two minutes after the break, but their fourth goal did not arrive until the 68th minute. Some incisive goalbound passing ended with Scott Neilson slotting the ball past the keeper. Whitehawk added their fifth shortly after having a shot come back off the woodwork, when yet more slick passing ended with Sam Deering running onto the ball and placing the ball past the keeper low into the far corner.
So, although this proved to be a disappointingly one-sided final, all credit to Whitehawk who played some superb football and were in total control of the game from start to finish. As for Lewes, apart from the occasional good move, their performance did have the look of a team who had not played competitively for several weeks, and may be disappointed that they did not put up a bit more of a fight and allowed Whitehawk to play so well.
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