Hawks have to stop predator White

Hawks-Ed Harris in action'''Havant & Waterlooville vs Carshalton Athletic  the Westleigh Park. Dave Haines (Photo credit should read Picture/s by Dave Haines)
Hawks-Ed Harris in action'''Havant & Waterlooville vs Carshalton Athletic the Westleigh Park. Dave Haines (Photo credit should read Picture/s by Dave Haines)
Steve Hutchings scored late for Moneyfields to earn them a draw. Picture: Ian Hargreaves

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Lee Bradbury admits the Hawks need to be at their best for the visit of title-chasers Salisbury City at Westleigh Park tomorrow (3pm).

The Hawks, just two points above the relegation zone, are desperate for a win to ease the pressure.

After three tough away games, it is good to be back at home for Bradbury’s men.

They have won their past two games at Westleigh Park, scoring nine goals along the way.

‘We produced three good performances away from home but only ended up with two points,’ said Bradbury.

‘Draws at Farnborough and Chelmsford could easily have been wins and we deserved at least a point at Welling.

‘Our application and attitude have been good but it is still frustrating not to come away with a win.

‘Hopefully we can remedy that back at Westleigh Park where we have been going well.

‘In our past two home games we have scored nine goals and that should give us a lot of confidence.’

The manager is aware that Blue Square Bet South leading goalscorer Jamie White will take some stopping.

The Salisbury star has scored 18 goals already this season.

The 22-year-old ex-Southampton graduate has made the step up in class from Wessex level look easy.

Ed Harris and Dan Strugnell, in the heart of the home defence, will have to be on their guard.

If the Hawks can keep the City strikers quiet, Bradbury reckons his side also possess the fire-power to hurt the visitors.

‘We have enough pace and goals in our team to take the game to Salisbury,’ said Bradbury.

‘Third-placed Chelmsford found it difficult to deal with in midweek and with a bit more composure in front of goal we would have won.

‘We need to be a bit more ruthless and clinical in front of goal.’

New-arrival Emmanuel Ighorae looked impressive on his first start against Chelmsford, adding to the pace of Chris Arthur and Sahr Kabba.

He can be expected to make his home debut and play an influential part in the Hawks’ attempt to put Salisbury under pressure as they aim to get a valuable three points.

‘Eman did well considering he hasn’t played a full 90 minutes for a while,’ said Bradbury.

‘He was quick, direct, tricky and worked hard before he’d run his race after 65 minutes.’

Bradbury may opt to bring the experience of Eddie Hutchinson back into the midfield to help counter the Salisbury fire-power.

Fellow midfielder Steve Ramsey is ruled out as he starts his three-match ban for being sent off after the final whistle at Farnborough.

Bradbury admits his team must be at their best and, no matter what happens, keep their belief and confidence in what they are doing.

‘We have to maintain our standards and belief in what we are doing,’ said Bradbury.

‘It will require concentration and we will have to be on our guard.’

Hawks: Masters; Newton, Harris, Strugnell, Grant, Hutchinson, Ryan, Kewley-Graham, Ighorae, Palmer, Kabba, Nanetti, Woodford, Jones, Hinshelwood