The match got off to have very energetic start with both sides under early pressure. The Hares goalkeeper, George Pear making some solid early saves. Neither side really settled down to building attacks but in the 15th minute Godwin Okamayin scored an early goal to put the visitors ahead. A few minutes later confusion in the Ware penalty area found their goalkeeper out of position and on the edge of the box, the Hares managed to get in a cross only to miss an open goal ! In the 35th minute things changed and a corner for the Hares, taken by Jordan Fort, was skilfully side footed with the outside of the boot into the inside of the near post by Roy Devilia. In the first half Ware looked the stronger of the 2sides but after their halftime briefing the Hares emerged with more determination and immediately put Ware under pressure which prompted several good saves from their keeper. However Ware always looked dangerous and this was rewarded when Luke Cross scored a beautiful goal from a corner which looped over the Hare keeper into the top corner of the net to put the visitors ahead again at 2.1. Only 3 minutes later, the Hares after mounting another attack, drew level with a lovely looping shot by Robbie Pear from the edge of the penalty area.
The Hares were quick to follow this up again 3 minutes later when a beautiful through pass found Tom Ciarla with one defender to beat, and the keeper, he took his time a scored a brilliant goal – 3.2. Ware came back and put the Hares under sustained pressure prompting a particular magnificent save from Josh Lucas (second half keeper) late in the game. The Hares managed to hold on and win the match 3-2 – a good start to their season.