Match Of The Week 1: Whitehawk 1-1 Marske United


Ian began writing Twohundredpercent in May 2006. He lives in Brighton. He has also written for, amongst others, Pitch Invasion, FC Business Magazine, The Score, When Saturday Comes, Stand Against Modern Football and The Football Supporter. Ian was the first winner of the Socrates Award For Not Being Dead Yet at the 2010 NOPA awards for football bloggers.

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3 Responses

  1. Dave says:

    Fair comments about the match, on the whole I think just about the correct result. However your comments about the incidents seem a little biased and not necessary and gives entirely the wrong impression. It seems that you are not aware of the extreme provocation that the Marske supporters had to endure from a group of your supporters (we understand they were ‘from another part of Brighton’!) They deliberately came and stood amongst us and tried to cause trouble by pushing, shoving and swearing at us. Several of us suggested that they ‘went away’ and in the end one of your stewards and an official moved some of them on our behalf. The incident in the bar was as a result of this provocation and the elderly gentleman with the stick was all taken in good spirit. He spoke to us before, during and after the game and it did not seem that any real offence was taken..we didn’t feel that any way. 99% of Whitehawk supporters will be made more than welcome on Saturday and although we cannot offer the varied nightlife of Brighton we can certainly show them some northern hospitality. Hope this will help to put the record straight for all the Whitehawk team, officials and supporters. Hope to see as many of you as possible on Saturday.

  2. Roger Bond says:

    Great read, felt like I was there !! You are right about the ground, will never be ready for a ‘step’ upwards.

  3. Damon says:

    Interesting report and not entirely disimilar to our experiences at another Vase tie this weekend just gone. We went to the Chertsey v Whitley Bay tie and, although there was no actual trouble that we are aware of, there was an air of aggression we hadn’t encountered so far this season. It was largely thanks to the good humour of the away fans that there were no sparks.


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