Havant & Waterlooville continue their National League South campaign on Saturday as they welcome Oxford City at the Draper Tools Community Stadium.
The Hawks managed to continue their hot run of form as they rode the wave of qualifying for the second round of the FA Cup into Wednesday’s league game, at home to Dulwich Hamlet.
It turned out to be a dominant display from Paul Doswell’s men, as they managed to overcome a one goal deficit to win the match 3-1.
A goal from defender Sam Magri was enough to put the sides level before an own goal from Jordan Aghatise sent the hosts in front. Craig Robson was on hand in the second half to send the ball home and secure all three points for The Hawks.
The win was enough to lift the side into the top half of the table into 10th position with a total of seven points after four games.
Saturday is yet another big chance for the side to fly up the table and leap over this weekend’s opponents.
Oxford City go into the game level on points and will be hoping to replicate their FA Cup success after losing their previous game in the division.
Last weekend was, as it was for The Hawks, a couple of days to remember as The Hoops defeated League One outfit Northampton Town to secure their place in the hat for the second round.
Goals from James Roberts and Josh Ashby either side of halftime was enough to overcome the visitors early strike and make history for the club.
Doswell will be hoping for a similar performance to that on display when the two sides last met back at the start of last season.
The Hawks stormed through Marsh Lane and claimed all three points in a dominating 3-0 victory. First half goals from Alfie Rutherford and Roarie Deacon was added to by Wes Fogden in the second period of play to seal all three points.
Good news is becoming a regular thing this season and there was even more to come this week as the club looks forward to a mouth watering FA Cup tie away to Marine, which was made even more exciting by the fact it has been selected for BT Sport coverage. More information about the announcement can be found here.
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By Liam Rice (@liamrice9)