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Lee Bradbury post Hampton and Richmond March 2018

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Hawks V Moneyfields Hampshire Senior Cup

Hawks kick off title defence at Westleigh Park tomorrow!

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By Henry Deacon (@H_Deaconmedia)

Lee Bradbury said that he was "pleased but also frustrated" after the Hawks drew 0-0 against Hampton and Richmond in a Massive game in The National League South. He said that Hampton also "deserve credit, showing why they're up there."

He said "They went for it more than we did but we expected they were going to come and win the game more than we would. We didn't want to lose the game and that reflected in the way we played, especially in the first half. It was a scrappy game but it is a good point in the grand scheme of things."

The gaffer said that the conditions on a bitterly cold afternoon at Westleigh Park was "big". "The pitch was quite bobbly and hard to change direction on with the wind coming right down on the pitch and the second half we couldn't quite create. We had to play balls long and it holds up giving centre-halfs the chance to win balls. It was tough to play on a difficult pitch but it was the same for them. We didn't make the most of it especially in the first half."

"There was no real opportunities, the keeper has one save to make and I don't remember Youngy make a 'save' he took a few crosses and the ball bundled into the goal which was disallowed which the referee rightly gave but nothing really of quality from either side."

Next up for the Hawks is the thankless trek to the Cornish coast to face Truro City who will be looking to give the Hawks plenty of problems, a side certainly in the heart of the play-off mix and enjoying a good campaign. Kick-off for that game on Tuesday is 19:45 and if you can make it and it is a big ask, we would love to have your support.  

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