Hawks hope new addition can inspire home win

Steve Ramsey is in line to play for the Hawks against Billericay   Picture: Dave Haines
Steve Ramsey is in line to play for the Hawks against Billericay Picture: Dave Haines
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The Hawks plan to unveil their latest buy to help them beat the weather and stage their Blue Square Bet South clash with Billericay Town at Westleigh Park tonight (7.45pm).

The club have bought a snow plough to fit on the front of their tractor to help clear the recent snowfall off their pitch.

With the Hawks suffering just one defeat in their past 10 matches, manager Lee Bradbury is keen to see the game go ahead.

‘We have got some good momentum and want to keep that going,’ said Bradbury.

‘It is the first of three consecutive home games which we have to see as a great chance to push on.

‘As a team, we have become difficult to beat but I still want to see us winning more games.

‘I am looking for a 90-minute performance from the players because, far too often, we keep giving ourselves a lot to do.

‘We gave Salisbury and Dover two-goal starts and, although we clawed our way back in both games, we have to stop making life hard for ourselves.’

Billericay are even more desperate to see the match take place because they have played only 29 games this season.

They lost another fixture to the rain at the weekend and already face the prospect of playing three or four matches a week between now and the end of the campaign.

The Essex side are in the bottom three and Bradbury believes they could prove awkward customers.

At the same time, he knows three successive home wins will go a long way towards the Hawks consolidating a top-10 spot.

‘They have three games in hand on us so they will be desperate to make up ground on us by winning,’ said Bradbury.

‘They are a big, physical side and will ask questions of us, particularly at set-pieces.

‘It is vital that we stand up to them, win our battles and earn the right to play our football.

‘If we can do that then we have goals in this team and I am convinced we will give somebody a good hiding soon.’

Bradbury has the luxury of a full-strength squad to choose from and may give a start to Steve Ramsey who did well in the second half at Dover after going on as a substitute at the break.