After back to back defeats, the Hawks got back to winning ways with a 3-1 win at home to Chelmsford City.
Charlie Sheringham netted a consolation late on for the away side as a hat-trick from Tommy Wright ensured the Hawks would pick up three points at the Draper Tools Community Stadium.
Danny Kedwell almost put the home side well on their way within two minutes when Josh Taylor’s sliced shot fell to him.
Havant started the better of the two sides and almost took the lead on 13 minutes. The ball dropped kindly for Tommy Wright in the visitors’ box, but he snatched his effort a yard wide of the post.
It wasn’t long before Wright had another chance and this time he took it to put his side ahead. The striker eased past one defender before firing a rocket from the edge of the box that found the back of the net via the crossbar.
Chez Isaac so very nearly levelled proceedings on 24 minutes when he let fly from distance. But the midfielder’s effort, which had Ross Worner scrambling, whistled just wide of the post.
It was clear Wright’s confidence was sky high as he almost doubled his tally moments later. He raced into the box before drilling his effort across goal and just past the post.
HT – HAWKS 1 Chelmsford City 0
The hosts started the second half how they finished the first and were seeing a lot of the ball, but they failed to create anything to test Lee Worgan in the Chelmsford goal.
The Hawks did double their advantage through danger man Wright, just after the hour mark. An overlapping Benny Read saw his shot saved by the keeper but it re-bounded straight to Wright who bundled it in from close range.
And Wright soon became a hat-trick hero when 2 minutes later, he picked up the scraps again in the box after Taylor drew a smart stop from Worgan. The keeper could only palm it to the incoming Wright who powered home to put Paul Doswell’s team firmly in control.
Chelmsford did pull one back with just under 10 minutes to play when Charlie Sheringham rose highest from a corner. The striker managed to guide the ball past a large group of players and into the net, despite Roarie Deacon’s best efforts to clear off the line.
Overall a good performance from the Hawks who will be looking to build some momentum heading into the busy festive period.
FT – HAWKS 3 Chelmsford City 1
STARTING XI – Worner, Read, Magri, Diarra, McLennan, Poku, Gomis, Taylor, Kedwell, Deacon, Wright
Subs used – Straker, Iaciofano, Ajakaiye
Subs not used – Clifford, Robson
By Ryan Honey