Paul Robinson: Hawks are on a high with momentum building

Paul Robinson is confident the Hawks can use the momentum gained from back-to-back wins to climb clear of danger in the Vanarama National League.

Monday, 5th November 2018, 6:03 pm
Updated Monday, 5th November 2018, 7:21 pm
Paul Robinson attempts to score for the Hawks during the win against FC Halifax. Picture: Keith Woodland

The experienced defender is in no doubt that the Hawks are up for the fight.

He believes the squad have shown in the last week that they have what it takes.

Successive wins against Maidenhead United and FC Halifax have taken the Hawks out of the bottom four.

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Robinson insists this has given the whole squad a huge lift.

He reckons the team are taking on board the lessons learned in the opening three months.

This includes showing the greater physicality demanded at the higher level.

Earlier in the season the Hawks struggled when defending from corners and free-kicks.

Against a big physical Halifax side they didn't allow that to happen.

He feels the win against FC Halifax can prove to be a big turning point.

Robinson said: '˜Beating Halifax was a big result for us following on from our big win over Maidenhead.

'˜It helps us build that little bit of momentum.

'˜We started the season fairly well in terms of performances but the results didn't always reflect this.

'˜It is nice now to get a couple of successive wins under our belt to help grow the confidence.

'˜Our display shows we are coming to terms with the greater physicality needed.

'˜For the majority of the game I felt we won our physical battles.

'˜We put in a good performance and took our goals well.

'˜After going in goalless at half-time we came out in determined fashion to score the goals for a deserved win.

'˜When Halifax came back at us late on we held our nerve to get over the line.

'˜It was a great feeling when the final whistle went.'