The Hawks host Hampton & Richmond to kick off an exciting bank holiday weekend of football.
Havant & Waterlooville are once again looking to extend their stay in the playoff places, with just one point separating us from Chippenham, it is all to play for.
The Hawks enter the match following a tight 2-2 draw against Welling. James Roberts opened the scoring in fantastic fashion, but it was levelled up in the second half by Akinyemi from 12 yards. Shokunbi’s long-range effort put the hosts ahead but thanks to a last-minute overhead kick from Jake Andrews, the points were shared and it kept us in the all-important 7th spot.
The Beavers have been on a fantastic run, seeing them concede one in just six games. Last weekend, two Donaldson penalties in the first half were the difference between Hampton and Hungerford. They sit in 12th with 48 points, and will still be looking at that remaining playoff place, although their chances are slim.
James Roberts knows Hampton & Richmond very well, he spent a month at the club on a one-month loan in February, scoring two goals in 6 appearances.
The last time the two sides met, it was a successful away trip for the Hawks. You will have to go back to August for this one, Manny Adebowale opened the scoring but Jorome Slew levelled it up before half-time. Havant and Waterlooville had a happy journey home though, Alex Wall secured all three points in the 90th minute.
The Hawks will take a trip to Hemel just two days later on bank holiday Monday, so a busy weekend is in store.
Other matches in the National League South are: Bath v Tonbridge, Braintree v Hemel, Concord v Oxford, Eastbourne v Billericay, Ebbsfleet v Chippenham, Hungerford v Welling, Maidstone v Chelmsford, Slough v Dartford, St Albans v Dorking