Enter the Hawks Nest as we head onto our maiden National League voyage!!
Lee Bradbury pre-Billericay
With one of the biggest games of the season looming tomorrow at the AGP Arena, Hawks boss Lee Bradbury is relishing the opportunity to face Billericay Town, a side which have become the most talked about team in the Non-League pyramid.
“I can see why it is one of the ties of the round due to the attention surrounding Billericay and what Glenn Tamplin’s doing and it’s going to be a tough tie for us, but we go into it confident. We have the best away record in the league and will try and replicate what we’ve done so far this season but with no illusions over the toughness of the tie, they have strength in depth so whichever team they put out, it will be a good team and will make it a hard game, they’ve scored over 100 goals this season already with Jake Robinson scoring 31.”
So far this season the Hawks have notched up as many wins on the road as Manchester City and perhaps a happy traveller mentality could help the Hawks at the AGP Arena. “It can help but we will worry about ourselves, we go into it in a good frame of mind. We are on the best away run I can imagine since being manager here and we take pride of it and want to continue it and just try and worry about ourselves. If Billericay were in our league they would probably be a top 2 side but it will be an intriguing game.”
I would ask Lee about whether the publicity over recent months surrounding Billericay would actually help the Hawks’ match prep. “It can do, the players will want to go there and show the that they can compete against a side with the type of individuals they’ve got and a good test for everyone involved.”
And will be a chance for the squad to play at the AGP arena. And with the past 12 months worth of renovations, a ground worthy of League football. “It will be interesting to see what they’ve done there.” Said Bradbury. “It’s completely to when we went there in the league it was nowhere near to what it is now. Fair play to Glenn Tamplin he’s put his money where his mouth is and so far has done what he’s said he was going to do.”
It is a massive game at the AGP Arena tomorrow and we would love to see your support. Tickets for the game is £11 Adults, £9 Concessions and £4 for Under 18’s. Hope to see many of you make your way up there.