05:51AM, Saturday 05 October 2013
A brace from Sahr Kabba helped Havant & Waterlooville to a 3-1 win over Maidenhead United at York Road.
Kabba raced clear from Leon Solomon to fire the visitors ahead with a rising shot on 21 minutes, but United hit back when Michael Malcolm scored his first of the season, pouncing to score after Danny Green’s effort was parried by the Havant goalkeeper Scott Bevan.
Havant made the crucial breakthrough in the 49th minute when substitute Scott Jones picked Bobby Behzadi's pocket before slipping in Kabba who finished emphatically.
Maidenhead, who started the game with new loan signings Lee Angol and Alfie Mawson, looked shot of ideas going forward and lacked a killer touch up front without the injured Richard Pacquette.
Havant put the game to bed on 70 minutes when Steve Ramsey, on for the injured Christian Nanetti, burst into the box and was bundled over by Wada Ahmidi.
The referee pointed to the spot, although most United fans felt Ahmidi had played the ball.
Ramsey dusted himself down and dispatched the penalty past Matt Pegler.
United continued to press forward through Green, and second half substitute Harry Pritchard, but they failed to create much of note.
Tony Mendy, who replaced Malcolm in the 75th minute, saw his header loop over the bar.
Portsmouth striker Ryan Bird, on loan at Havant, replaced Kabba in the 75th minute, but was well shackled by Curtis Ujah and failed to find the target.
United haven't won a game since they beat Gosport Borough 2-0 away on September 7. They were beaten by the better side at York Road this afternoon.
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