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Bradbury: "We gave everything"

By Henry Deacon (@H_Deaconmedia)

Hawks boss Lee Bradbury felt that his side “gave everything” in the side’s 3-2 defeat to Harrogate Town in The National League yesterday.

 

Nicke Kabamba’s double proved not enough as the league leaders continued their sensational form at the start of the season.

 

“The lads gave everything.” Said the gaffer. “We came here and gave the top of the table team a really tough game and I don’t think they will have many harder games either. It’s just one of those games again, it’s de ja vu for us with things going against us.”

 

The gaffer felt that the North Yorkshire based side were the “best opponents” we’ve come up against. “You can see that they have good confidence after getting promoted last year and they’ve had a start that’s allowed them to continue and grow in confidence.

 

It’s those fine margins that make a huge difference and those things haven’t quite dropped for us like today but we were certainly deserved of a point from the game if not more.”

 

But despite the defeat the gaffer couldn’t fault the desire of the lads getting back into the game from 3-1 down to set up a grandstand finish which almost resulted in the Hawks gaining a point from the league leaders. “We went for it and we through the kitchen sink at them but we shouldn’t be in that position.

 

I thought the game plan worked brilliantly until we gave away the first goal, we looked a real threat on the counter attack, Aaron Cosgrave was getting himself into some fantastic positions down the right hand side early on but couldn’t quite find that final pass or finish but Josh was good for us along with Nicke Kabamba who was also phenominal and we had to throw that out of the window when we went 2-1 down and go for it a bit more.”

 

Despite the defeat, the gaffer is looking at taking the positives from the game into next weeks home clash with Sutton. “We look forward to it (the game). I went and watched them last Tuesday at Maidstone and are another big and strong team that are well organised and know what they’re doing, it’s one we are looking forward to.”

 

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