Hawks boss sickened by home form

Lee Bradbury was left wondering what might have been after his Hawks surrendered more points at Westleigh Park last night.

Wednesday, 22nd November 2017, 6:00 am
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 1:11 pm
Hawks boss Lee Bradbury. Picture: Keith Woodland

The home side were in control of the National League South clash against Chelmsford City, thanks to a first-half strike from Jason Prior.

They didn’t kill the game off, though, and deep into stoppage-time at the end of the game, Michael Spillane grabbed a leveller for the visitors.

It is not the first time the Hawks have come up short on home turf this term.

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Bradbury’s side have won just twice in nine league games at Westleigh Park – with only Poole Town and Whitehawk registering fewer home victories in the division.

It is a frustrating statistic for the boss, whose side sit just two points off the top of the table in fourth position.

‘It is another late sickener and hard to take,’ said Bradbury.

‘We tried to be positive by going for the second goal to kill the game off.

‘Their goal came from a free-kick which never was and allowed them to throw bodies forward.

‘We have got to learn how to defend leads at home.

‘While it is a decent point against a team tipped to win the league, we had all three in our hands. It is frustrating to think where we could be in the table if we hadn’t dropped so many points at home.

‘Once again we have had the better chances and not come away with what we deserve.

‘Our goalkeeper has hardly had a save to make.

‘It is trend at home that we need to change.

‘Our luck has got to change sooner rather than later.

‘We are still up there challenging at the top despite all the points dropped at home.’