The Hawks do battle on Bank Holiday Monday as Whitehawk welcome Havant & Waterlooville to the TerraPura Ground.
Whilst on paper it’s bottom v top in the National League South, it’s a crucial game for both sides in their bids for survival and promotion respectively.
And both teams go into the game in good form – with both having lost just twice in 2018 – and Hawks boss Steve King knows his side will face one of the toughest battles of the season.
“Havant will pose one of our toughest tests,” said King ahead of the game.
“They are top of the table for a reason, and credit must go to Lee (Bradbury) and his staff.
“After relegation from this league two seasons ago, they managed to keep the core of his squad and bounced back at the first attempt, and are now a major candidate for promotion again.”
Both sides go into the game on the back of home wins. With the Hawks’ game at Poole postponed on Friday, they are left to reflect on a 2-0 win over Concord Rangers.
After a goalless first half, David Ijaha and Kodi Lyons-Foster got on the scoresheet for a big win for King’s side, who needed to return to winning ways having drawn three of their four games going into the match.
Havant managed to get their game on on Good Friday, and were rewarded with a 2-0 success at home to Weston-super-Mare. Wes Fogden and Jason Prior got the goals as the Westleigh Park outfit retained their two point lead at the top of the table.
“It will be a huge task for us,” added King.
“However, this side have shown that they are more than capable now to mix it with the best in this league, and it’s down to us to cause an upset.”
Please note: there is a pitch inspection at around 10am on the morning of the game, stay tuned to news from the website and the club’s official social media platforms for the latest information.