Thrills continue as Hawks move into final five games

Wed Apr 16, 2014 : 19:11

The thrilling conclusion to the Hawks' season continues tonight as the side take on Boreham Wood at Westleigh Park. A win would put the side into fourth place in the league after a floodlight failure at Concord Rangers last night denied Ebbsfleet United a likely victory. Moreover, only three teams would be able to nudge Lee Bradbury's men out of the top five positions with just over week of the league left to go. It will again be a busy one for the Hawks with five games still to play in the last eleven days of the season.

But the side are well versed now in playing high frequency games, with 18 already played in the last month and a half.

On Saturday a 79th minute penalty fired home by Nic Ciardini was enough to beat Concord Rangers, one of the few teams who can still displace the Hawks from the playoffs, and on Monday night an action packed opening saw the Hawks two goals to the good against visitors Bishop's Stortford with just ten minutes on the clock when Christian Nanetti scored two minutes after Scott Donnelly's penalty spot opener. That opening barrage was enough to see off the Essex side without further incident.

Such is the close knit nature of the top eight sides that the Hawks may yet need to win four of their remaining five matches to ensure a play-off berth, but an interesting match between fellow contenders Concord and Dover may shake things up further when they clash at the weekend.

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