Bradbury stays positive as Hawks crash

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Lee Bradbury is refusing to give up on the Hawks’ promotion ambitions, despite their 2-0 home defeat in their play-off semi-final first leg.

The Hawks boss saw his side well beaten on the night as Boreham Wood grabbed an early lead and then extended their advantage before the interval.

I’ve certainly been involved in plenty of games where my team has come back from 2-0 down at half-time and that’s exactly what it is

Lee Bradbury

While Bradbury’s troops showed plenty of battling qualities to stick to their task, they were unable to haul themselves back into the game.

But the former Pompey striker is upbeat that his side can travel to Hertfordshire on Saturday for the return leg and revive their hopes.

Bradbury said: ‘I’m a positive person, my team are positive so we have got to be more positive than ever to try to make it happen.

‘They have scored two so who’s to say that we can’t do the same on Saturday?

‘We’ve been there and won this season and scored two goals as well.

‘We will give it everything we’ve got and if we go up there and play as we have done, anything is possible.

‘I’ve certainly been involved in plenty of games where my team has come back from 2-0 down at half-time and that’s exactly what it is.

‘The early goal was a big setback but it was a good strike. They did it to us last time and scored in the first minute but we came back and won 2-1.

‘The second goal was a bit of a sucker-punch. We could have done better with that defensively.

‘But I believe we can still do it.’

– STEVE WILSON