Hawks targeting more home comforts

Hawks manager Shaun Gale. Picture: Dave Haines

Hawks manager Shaun Gale. Picture: Dave Haines

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HAWKS boss Shaun Gale has challenged his players to ‘cap-off a good week’ by taking another three points at home to Farnborough tomorrow (3pm).

Gale’s side hit back from two goals down to beat Dorchester 4-2 on Tuesday.

Young striker Ollie Palmer netted twice as the hosts moved clear of the Blue Square South drop zone following their disappointing start to the season.

And more good news emerged from Westleigh Park, with the announcement promising trio Scott Jones, Ryan Woodford and Steve Ramsey have signed new deals with the club.

Now the Hawks manager wants his men to finish the week in style when they entertain another bottom-half side, Farnborough.

He said: ‘I changed a few things around for Tuesday and, in hindsight, I probably shouldn’t have done that.

‘At half-time and 2-0 down, we gambled a bit and switched the system again.

‘And the lads put in an unbelievable performance – they could have easily scored eight. Credit to them for that, they do listen and can do the right things – they were just fantastic.

‘We need to carry that on in the game against Farnborough – we must not throw all that hard work away.

‘It is important to get three more points on the board and get on a run.

‘If we can do that the situation improves very quickly – the table already looks much better.’

Gale has injury doubts over Lee Peacock (hamstring), Jon McDonald (calf) and Craig Braham-Barrett (groin) but is hopeful of naming an unchanged team.

‘I’m not expecting to make many changes,’ he said.

‘If the 11 who finished the Dorchester game are fit, they’ll start.

‘We’ve got a couple of injuries so we’ll wait to see how they progress before we make any final decisions.

‘Other than that, we’re fighting fit and go into tomorrow’s match full of confidence.

‘We know it won’t be an easy game. Farnborough had a heavy defeat last time out but we won’t take them lightly and are determined to cap-off a good week.’

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