Hawks boss Doswell salutes his side’s character after ‘exceptional’ victory over National League South promotion rivals

Paul Doswell lauded the character and desire shown by the ten-man Hawks in their 3-2 win against Weymouth at Westleigh Park last night.

Thursday, 6th February 2020, 9:00 am
Updated Thursday, 6th February 2020, 9:01 am
Danny Kedwell, left, is congratulated by Josh Taylor after opening the scoring against Weymouth. Photo by Dave Haines

The home side were forced to play the last half-hour a man short after Bedsente Gomis was sent off for two bookable offences on his home debut.‘For our level it was an exceptional game,’ said Doswell.‘Wednesday night games here under the lights always seem to add something special.‘We were obviously up against it when Bedsente got sent off for what I thought were two soft yellow cards.‘But the character shown and our excellent defence kept Weymouth at bay.‘They are a very good passing side and like to make the pitch very big.‘Every man in our team stuck to their task and virtually went man for man.‘I don’t think in that time that our goalkeeper had a serious shot to save.‘In the end we even had one or two chances on the break to extend our lead.‘We knew from the start that we had to improve our home form.‘The most important thing was to win the game and do it in the right manner.‘The goals we scored were excellent and, to be honest, we should have been three up before we scored.‘We have to be more ruthless.‘This has only got to be the start of a run at home and it puts us second, six points behind leaders Wealdstone.‘There are 15 games to go and it is an achievable target if we can keep this form going.‘This win shows our desire to keep going.’

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It was only Hawks’s sixth home league win of the season, from 13 attempts, and they are home again this weekend to Dulwich Hamlet.