With the injury pile building, our squad was becoming more and more stretched as the season went on. We had our backs against the wall, but we would not back down easy.
Whitehawk Continued To Progress In Every Competition
3-0 Win vs Bristol City (H), Premier League - 01/04/2028
It was a comfortable result to start the month. Goals from Kylian Mbappé, Chavez Miller and Stephen Lacy secured a very positive result.
Stephen Lacy (Whitehawk) - 8.4/10
2-0 Win vs Leverkusen (A), UCL Qtr Final Leg 1 - 05/04/2028
It was the Kylian Mbappé show. In the absence of a number of other players, Mbappé showed his quality with two well executed goals as our makeshift striker. The two away goals would prove priceless in the second leg.
Kylian Mbappé (Whitehawk) - 9.0/10
0-0 Draw vs Stoke (A), Premier League - 08/04/2028
We had to rotate heavily to save the fitness of a very jaded squad. Our cohesion on the pitch suffered, as a result, and we couldn't break down a disciplined Stoke side.
Christopher Nkunk (Stoke) - 7.9/10
1-2 Loss vs Leverkusen (H), UCL Qtr Final Leg 2 - 11/04/2028
Kylian Mbappé scored very early on for us, but Leverkusen rallied back in the second half. Two Emmanuel Sekyere goals brought nerves, but we held on to win 3-2 on aggregate.
Emmanuel Seykere (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) - 8.8/10
3-0 Win vs Everton (H), Premier League - 15/04/2028
It was back to basics for us, and we got everything right in a comfortable three goal win. Kingsley Osagie ran the show and marked the game with a superb long range goal of his own, as Tomas Mrva and Chavez Miller also got on the score sheet.
Kingsley Osagie (Whitehawk) - 8.3/10
2-2 Draw vs Chelsea (A), Premier League - 19/04/2028
We showed a strong first half performance with goals from Gradimir Lucic and Martin Ødegaard. However, Chelsea rallied back and a late Walter Ronzitti brace meant we would share the points.
Walter Ronzitti (Chelsea) - 8.8/10
2-1 Win vs Arsenal (N), FA Cup Semi Final - 22/04/2028
We were back at Wembley again and this time Arsenal would be our opponents. We took the lead through Kingsley Osagie midway through the first half, but Arsenal's Antony Martial scored just before the half time whistle. Franco Díaz scored a sensational winner early in the second half to send us through to the final.
Martin Ødegaard (Whitehawk) - 8.3/10
1-0 Win vs PSG (A), UCL Semi Final Leg 1 - 26/04/2028
We were down to bare bones for this game and it showed by our performance. We held on for our dear lives and a Martin Ødegaard penalty goal was enough to see us walk away with the win, an away goal and a clean sheet.
Facundo Foti (Whitehawk) - 7.5/10
1-0 Win vs Tottenham (A), Premier League - 29/04/2028
We rotated heavily for this fixture, and the performance showed. We struggled to find rhythm, but Gradimir Lucic popped up with the winner in the second half to bring all three points home for us.
Gradimir Lucic (Whitehawk) - 7.5/10
I think we have to be happy with our month of football. We were missing a number of key players, with the injury list consistently getting worse, and we did well when you take that in to account. A few negative results, but progression in every competition was still attained.
Whitehawk Had Easily Secured The League Title
I won't even bother talking about the top end of the table, the outcome hadn't been in doubt for months. What was more interesting was the relegation scrap. Huddersfield Town, Newcastle and Crystal Palace were all fighting to avoid two relegation spots.
UEFA Champions League
Whitehawk And Arsenal Both Had One Foot In The Final
The away win in the first leg set us up very well to fight for a place in the final. Arsenal had also produced a strong first leg performance, against FC Porto. Would it be an all-English final?
Player of the Month
Martin Ødegaard Was Whitehawk's Star Performer of April 2028
In a difficult month, Martin Ødegaard
stepped up and showed his worth. The experienced attacker was clinical when required and helped keep us fighting on all fronts.
Martin Ødegaard's Season Stats:
Goals: 11 (274 minutes per goal)
Assists: 13 (232 minutes per assist)
MotM Awards: 5
Shots On Target Ratio: 44.12% (45/102)
Dribbles Completed: 114 (2.43 per game)
Key Passes: 39 (0.83 per game)
Cross Completion Ratio: 15.59% (29/186)
Key Tackles: 1
Tackles Won Ratio: 66.04% (35/53)
Interceptions: 75 (1.60 per game)
Mistakes: 36 (0.77 per game)
Fouls Committed: 16 (0.34 per game)
Fouls Against: 79 (1.68 per game)
Yellow Cards: 1
Red Cards: 0
Pass Completion Ratio: 81.33% (1,647/2,025)
Headers Won: 62 (1.32 per game)
Distance Covered: 9.49km per game
Key Moments: 51 (1.09 per game)
Matches Won Ratio: 89.36% (42/47)
Average Rating: 7.19
Assistant Manager's Report
Ryan Ferguson's Message
"I think we can be quite proud of how we played this month. We had plenty of players out injured, with some still out of action, but we came through in the end. Our performances were a little inconsistent at times but sometimes you just have to grind out the results, and we did exactly that. Now e have just one month of football left this season to give absolutely everything we can to bring home more trophies."
A Thrilling Finale Awaited Whitehawk In May
We would begin May with a thrilling second leg against Paris Saint-Germain in the UEFA Champions League semi finals before playing our final three league games of the season. An FA Cup final would then await us, as well as a potential UEFA Champions League final. What a month this could be!
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