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Whitehawk (A) - 5th December 2023
By Josh Cole
After over a month when it was originally due to be played, we travel to face Whitehawk in the Velocity Trophy Third Round on Tuesday!
The ‘Gate suffered a 2-0 loss to Enfield Town on Saturday at a chilly Queen Elizabeth II Stadium. You can read the match report from that game by clicking here.
After the news broke on Sunday at 1pm that manager Reece Prestedge has departed Hartsdown Park, Ben Greenhalgh and Elliot Leveson will take charge for this fixture, with Greenhalgh expected to start the game from the dugout and technical area.
Whitehawk go into this game off the back of a 0-0 draw away at league leaders Hornchurch on Saturday but as good of a result as that is, it stretches their winless run to five games in the league.
Ben and Elliot will be without Lewis Knight for this match (cup-tied), whilst Sam Blackman is unavailable, and Rohdell Gordon serves a one match suspension. Margate fans travelling can expect to see some youth products within the squad.
LAST FIVE: WHITEHAWK
Win vs Lewes, home (3-1) FA Trophy 2nd Round
Draw vs Enfield Town, away (4-4) League
Loss vs Potters Bar, away (1-0) League
Draw vs Cray Wanderers, away (2-2) League
Draw vs Hornchurch, away (0-0) League
LAST FIVE: MARGATE
Loss vs Wingate & Finchley, away (1-0) League
Loss vs Horsham, away (1-0) League
Loss vs Billericay, home (1-3) League
Draw vs Bognor Regis, away (2-2) League
Loss vs Enfield Town, away (2-0) League
The Hawks and The ‘Gate have met ten times since February 2013 and Margate have struggled in recent times, only winning two games, with our opponents winning five and three ending in a draw. The last meeting at The Enclosed Ground was back in August 2018 where the game ended in a stalemate at 0-0.
David Spain will be the referee for this clash and he will be assisted by Freddie Young and Nik Garside.
Not able to follow the Blues as we embark on our Velocity Trophy journey? Stay up to date with the action by heading to our official X account @margate_fc for live match updates from 7:15pm!
THE ENCLOSED GROUND
Tuesday, 05 December 2023
By MFC Media