From the Manager

Hawks manager Paul Doswell believes tomorrow’s trip to Wealdstone will be a learning curve for some of his younger players. Dos said training yesterday was good ahead of tomorrow’s trip to South London. 


The trip to Grosvenor Vale will be a battle between the top two in the National League South last season. 


He said: “When you join a Club as a young player these sorts of games are always a good learning curve. From our perspective for tomorrow, it will be a good game between two good teams who went hammer and tongs at each other for the league last year, and they deservedly won the title and we’re wishing them well for next season.”


“But for us, we’re still three weeks away from the League season starting, we’ve picked up four or five injuries which is disappointing because we will miss a fair few tomorrow, it’s one of the things you can’t control. We were very happy with the session that we had on Thursday, but we have four or five niggles which means we won’t be at our full strength.”


Tomorrow’s game signifies another big step in pre-season as the players will play longer minutes with the season just a few weeks away. 


“There will be a lot of players playing 90 minutes tomorrow and this is the case moving forward, especially the Eastleigh game on the 22nd, we will see a team that resembles the one that starts the season on October 3.


“It’s so important we don’t pick up any more injuries and get more minutes under the belt. But you can also see individuals developing and getting better and also this Thursday we did the first shape training session of the season, and there will be more of that between now and October 3.


“It’s still really early days.”