Hawks striker Kabba can pile misery on Chelmsford

Sahr Kabba. Picture: Dave Haines

Sahr Kabba. Picture: Dave Haines

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The Hawks could recall leading goalscorer Sahr Kabba for their Skrill South clash against Chelmsford City at Westleigh Park (3pm).

Diminutive striker Kabba – who has scored five league goals this season –has been used successfully as a substitute in recent games

But after scoring with his first touch, after coming on at half-time in the 3-1 defeat at Bath City last Saturday, Kabba may feel he deserves the chance to start.

The Essex visitors arrive on the south coast in poor form, having conceded 11 goals in their past two games.

Manager Dean Holdsworth was sacked earlier in the week.

It could be the perfect opportunity for Kabba to make his comeback.

‘Sahr has had to bide his time but he has done it well,’ said Hawks manager Lee Bradbury.

‘With the pace that he possesses he can scare defenders at any level.

‘Whether he starts, or is used as an impact substitute, not many defenders like him running at them through the channels.

‘Slowly, he is beginning to realise his ability and the penny is starting to drop.

‘I want him to take defenders on more, and when he has done that in recent games, he has created or scored goals.’

Bradbury accepts his team have dropped too many points at home this season and need to become far more ruthless.

Dropping points against a Chelmsford team who have been beaten 6-0 and 5-0 in their past two games would be hugely disappointing.

‘We must achieve greater consistency at home,’ said Bradbury.

‘The league is so tight at the moment, a consistent run of six or seven games would put us there or thereabouts.

‘Chelmsford are going through a tough time but that will only serve to make them extra determined.

‘It is important that we start well and impose our game on them.’

Bradbury is aware Chelmsford’s problems could make them more dangerous.

He will demand a big improvement from his side after they lost against Bath.

In that game, the Hawks lacked their usual intensity and desire to work hard.

Bradbury’s side were slow to the second ball, particularly in midfield.

Changes are likely to be made following that defeat.

If full-back Dan Blanchett is still injured, new addition Ryan Case could make his home debut after joining from Hampton & Richmond Borough.

Central-defender Ryan Woodford is back in the squad after serving a one-match ban.

HAWKS (from): Bevan, Newton, Strugnell, Monteiro, Harris, Woodford, Case, Ryan, Kewley-Graham, Przespolewski, Ciardini, Oli, Kabba, Nanetti, Jones, Hutchinson, Atangana, Ramsey.

n On Remembrance weekend, the Hawks are giving free entry to the Chelmsford game to any members of the Armed Services who just need to present their Warrant Cards at the turnstiles.

The club will also be donating 100 free tickets to former servicemen via the servicemans’ club in Havant.

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