Nicke Kabamba's joy at bagging Hawks' first National League goal

Nicke Kabamba told of his delight at bagging the Hawks' first National League goal.

Sunday, 12th August 2018, 3:39 pm
Updated Tuesday, 4th September 2018, 8:21 pm
Hawks striker Nicke Kabamba. Picture: Keith Woodland

Kabamba lit up his side's clash with AFC Fylde with a gem of a dipping, swerving hit from 20 yards to earn a point in the 1-1 draw with AFC Fylde.

That was after he was denied by Coasters' keeper Jay Lynch, who somehow deflected his four-yard finish on to the bar in the first half.

Kabamba said: '˜It was frustrating having the keeper save the first one. But we kept playing well and we kept applying the pressure.

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'˜Luckily enough I had a chance outside the box and stuck it in the top corner. I'm trying to score from any sight of goal.

'˜I was just over the moon to get the goal but maybe a little frustrated it was just a point because we deserved more.

'˜It's a nice feeling to get a goal and the club's first goal at this level, too.'

Kabamba's partnership with National League South player-of-the-year Alfie Pavey looks one which will cause problems for defences over the coming months.

Their off-field friendship has helped them build an understanding quickly following Kabamba's arrival from Pompey and Pavey joining from Dartford.

He added: '˜We're quite good friends outside of football. I knew of him before.

'˜It's good to have that relationship. Then you can bring it on to the pitch. That's the same with everyone here really.

'˜We're a really tight-knit group and there are some really good players here.'