Lee Bradbury saluted the Hawks’ patience as they battled from behind to defeat 10-man Gloucester City 2-1 at Westleigh Park last night.
Jason Prior and Theo Lewis were on target for the hosts after they fell behind 12 minutes into the second half.
The victory moved the Hawks back into second place in the National League South table.
They’re now two points behind Dartford with two games in hand.
Bradbury lauded the character his side displayed and reckons the Hawks have the league leaders ‘looking over their shoulder.’
‘It was a big win for us,’ said the Westleigh Park manager.
‘We had to show good character to come from behind.
‘They went down to 10 men early on and it meant we had to work hard to break them down.
‘We changed shape at half-time, which caused them problems.
‘We kept chipping away and once we got a goal back it was only matter of time before we got the winner.
‘The boys were very patient and hard working – and now Dartford are looking over their shoulder.’