Havant & Waterlooville return to National League South action tonight as they welcome a struggling Dulwich Hamlet side to the Draper Tools Community Stadium.
Coming off the back of an amazing FA Cup victory on Sunday against Cray Valley Paper Mills and a draw against Marine to come in the second round, emotions are running on cloud nine for The Hawks going into the match.
It is time for Paul Doswell’s men to get back to the bread and butter as they pull their aims away from the FA Cup and towards National League South success. They will be looking to get back on track in the division with a home win.
After playing the fewest games in the League so far this season, with a total of just three games played, the Hawks find themselves in 14th but can soar into the top 10 if they pick up their second League win this season.
Doswell’s side currently have four points to their name and will be eager to put things right after falling to defeat in their last National League South game on the road against Dartford in a game which finished 2-1. The first Hawks loss away from home since April 2019.
Wednesday however is a big chance for the side to capitalise on what has been a rough start for the visitors. The Hamlet have only managed to chalk up two points in their four previous outings so far and lost their last game.
It was a crushing defeat for Gavin Rose’s men at Champion Hill after Concord Rangers cruised to a 4-1 victory. Despite taking the lead in the early stages of proceedings through Reise Allassani the hosts were unable to take control of the match.
The Hawks and The Hamlet were very evenly matched when facing off against each other over the course of three matches last season. Doswell managed to bring home a total of four points from the league meetings after a disappointing home loss in the fourth qualifying round of the FA Cup.
The Hawks will be looking to be more ruthless this time round and put more points towards the end goal of promotion to the National League.
There was even more good news for Hawks fans this week, as fan favourite striker Danny Kedwell re-joined the Club after a short spell away. The goal-machine enjoyed a strong campaign for the Club last season and was a major reason for reaching the play-offs.
Despite no fans being permitted access to the stadium, you can catch all of the action live from the comfort of your own home through the clubs matchday streaming scheme. For all the fans wishing to show their support and not miss a kick then you can buy a matchday streaming pass here.
By Liam Rice (@Liam_Rice9)