After a 3-1 win over the league leaders away from home last week, Lee Bradbury's Hawks will be looking for more of the same on their travels tomorrow afternoon as they face Hungerford Town in the Vanarama National League South.
TALE OF THE TAPE:
Hungerford have had a mixed bag of results over their last 5 in all competitions. A 6-1 cup replay defeat to Billericay Town was swiftly followed by a 2-2 draw with East Thurrock and a 3-0 win over bottom placed Whitehawk. Following on from that win they had a very credible draw against high flying St Albans at Clarence Park with their last league outing a 1-0 defeat to Eastbourne Borough.
For the Hawks, that 3-1 win in Essex against Braintree last week ended a dry spell in the league after progression to the Fourth Qualifying round of the FA Cup. The victory was the hawks' first since Gloucester City on September 9th. But such a victory against a high flying outfit will see the Hawks brimming with confidence as they head into the winter months.
HEAD TO HEAD:
This is the first competitive meeting between the two sides when they step foot onto the field at Bulpit Lane tomorrow afternoon.
TICKET & GROUND INFORMATION:
Tickets for the game are 'pay on the gate' with Adults entering for £12, Concessions £6 and Under 16's gaining free admission.
Around the ground itself, Bulpit Lane is a tightly enclosed ground with two small seated stands which together comprises 400 seats. Fans can enter the ground on the south west corner where there is two turnstyles in which the fans can enter by.
Also inside there is a clubhouse which welcomes both home and away supporters. For pre match libation away from the ground the Borough Arms is a ten minute walk from the stadium.
The Hawks hit the road for the 6th Saturday in 7 with a combined milage of 442.5 miles meaning the Hawks could have travelled to Amsterdam with 100 miles in change. With the return of Matt Tubbs following a loan spell at Weymouth, the Hawks will be looking to continue on the front foot after last weeks win. Hungerford have pedigree having made the play-offs last season, only to be denied by ground grading issues. Hopefully we will see as many Hawks fans make their way up to the game as possible to "get behind the hawks".