Havant and Waterlooville head into what could be a season changing game against Dartford in what is a clash of the two top sides in the division. And Lee Bradbury will be determined to get the victory that will see the Hawks go top of the table.
“It’s a big game for us.” Said Bradbury, “Both teams have done very well and are up there for a reason being the two most consistent team in the league at this point in time and will be fighting to keep that title. We can go there with confidence and on a very good run at the moment but we go there with the best away record which gives us the best chance possible but saying that we know we have a really tough test as their experienced, well organised side with a big team so set pieces will be key tomorrow and we need to be prepared for that and we will be.”
The game will be a case of something has to be given. The best home record faces the best away record with the best attacking record meeting the best defensive record. “I think they’ve lost just once at home all year whilst we’ve lost just once away. It’s very tight. It’s probably got 1-0 written all over it which means it’s probably going to end 4-4.”
And this game could have ramifications come the end of the season. “It’s got the potential to be very influential. But there is a long way to go, the league won’t be won or lost tomorrow but can certainly give you the advantage. At this stage we won’t get too excited with any win or loss. We’re going to keep grinding out results and tomorrow will be no different, they’ll look at it and think the pressure is on them a bit more on them than us with them being at home and the expectations that come with that and the game in hand we have on them as well. We’re relaxed about it and look forward to the game.
And Lee Bradbury is all too aware of how key the Hawks support could be with the vocal support that Dartford will provide. “We need as many as possible to come and get behind us. We need to take a couple of hundred up with us really because over Christmas they had a crowd of 1400/1500 so we will need to take a few with us and make sure they do their part as well and hopefully we will come back with something whether it’s three point or a point.”
The Hawks head to Dartford in what could be the game of the season as we look to top the league for the first time this season against a Dartford side who will be trying to make the game count considering the Hawks’ game in hand.