The first pre-season friendly for Whitehawk who fielded 21 players, including many trialists, in two halfs of almost completely different line-ups.
Whitstable themselves fielded an almost complete new side put together by their new managers.
A hot day on a lush, if little long, surface will have given Steve King much to thing about in a worthwhile run out. All of the Hawks’ new signings played, except Sergio Torres, who is just a few more days away from complete recovery on a wrist injury – which doesn’t stop him training.
The matter was settled in the second half by a Jake Robinson penalty. It probably should have been a more emphatic win, but nobody will deny the Whitstable goalkeeper his Man of The Match – after his terrific display.