Preview: Havant & Waterlooville

A look ahead to tomorrow evening's match against Havant & Waterlooville at Arbour Park.


Next up for Slough Town is a league clash against the bottom of the table Havant & Waterlooville, tomorrow night under the lights of Arbour Park, writes Freddie Gatrell.

Havant & Waterlooville have had an immensely difficult time so far this season, cut adrift at the bottom of the National League South table by 5 points, with a total tally of 6 points from 17 matches in this campaign. Over those 17 games, the Hawks have won just once, against the top of the table Yeovil Town in quite a spectacular fashion, with a last-gasp winner deep into injury time from Callum Kealy sealing the three points. Other than their win, they have drawn 3 matches and lost the other 13.

Over their last 5 games, they have lost 4 matches on the bounce, drawing once against Weymouth in late October. Regardless of the recent form of our visitors, Scott Davies’ men will be well aware of the threat an out-of-form team can pose, with the Hawks eager to turn their fortunes around at any cost, making tomorrow’s game an exciting prospect.

Hawks manager, Steve King, has been in the Havant & Waterlooville hot seat for the past two months and thus far, has been unable to turn around his new side’s fortunes. The 49-year-old King is a manager with vast experience at the National League level, with a successful record at multiple different clubs, most notably in recent years, Gloucester City and Dartford and Farnborough. King is a manager known for his attacking style and exciting football, so he will be hopeful he has what it takes to turn around the Hawks’ season.

King has been making moves in the transfer market in an attempt to strengthen his squad. In recent weeks, the Hawks have signed striker Ryan Seager from Dorking Wanderers. The 27-year-old Seager is a proven goalscorer, playing regular National League football last season with Dorking Wanderers. Having previously played for Havant & Waterlooville on loan back in the 2019/20 season, King will be hopeful his signing will positively impact his side and replicate his 2021/22 form, where the striker netted 27 league goals for Hungerford Town.

Kick-off is at 7:45 pm on Tuesday evening. For fans unable to attend, the match will be available to watch on National League TV, as well as live commentary from Rebels Radio and the usual updates across our official club social media channels.


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