Apr 282018
 




Havant and Waterlooville will join the likes of Chesterfield, Hartlepool United, Leyton Orient and Wrexham in The National League next season after Jason Prior’s 89th-minute goal sealed promotion for the Hawks against Concord Rangers.

The Hawks went into the break leading 2-0 courtesy of efforts from Theo Lewis and Matt Tubbs, with the latter scoring from an unusual source. But Concord came out fighting and determined in the second period and with around 10 minutes left in the game, it was level at 2-2.

But up stepped Jason Prior in the 89th minute with the ball fed to him in the penalty area, one on one with the keeper he calmly slots the ball home and Westleigh Park went into a fever pitch.

At Full-time the traditional pitch invasion took place with players and fans alike celebrating the league title together before the presentation which saw Brian Stock lift the coveted National League South trophy!

The Westleigh would then be buzzing afterwards for the End of Season awards and parties with the players, such as Mike Carter and Ryan Woodford, acting as DJ’s for the night showing quality away from the field of play.

Apr 222017
 


Continuing a great football season Havant & Waterlooville clinched promotion today.

The Hawks claimed the Ryman League premier division title despite a goalless draw at Kingstonian. The point for Lee Bradbury’s men was enough to seal automatic promotion back to National League South after Bognor were held to a 1-1 draw by Met Police. Jimmy Muitt had given the Rocks the lead but their hopes of overhauling the Hawks were dashed when Will Salmon silenced the Nyewood Lane crowd on 71 minutes. Jamie Howell’s Bognor now goes into the play-offs, with Wingate & Finchley their semi-final opponents.

Apr 302016
 




The Hawks were relegated after they failed to deliver the win they needed against Weston-super-Mare this afternoon.

Victory would have saved the Hawks as relegation rivals Margate lost, but in a disappointing second half, they surrendered a first-half lead to the Seagulls as the game ended 1-1.

From being pre-season favourites they now face life in the Southern Premier League, if Lee Bradbury and Shaun Gale keep their jobs I for one will be very surprised.

Apr 132016
 




The Hawks held their nerve to win the Hampshire Senior Cup for the first time tonight, after beating gutsy Winchester City on penalties at Southampton’s St Mary’s Stadium.

Lee Bradbury’s side recovered from going a goal behind at the break to former Gosport man Andy Forbes’ effort as they avoided an upset thanks to Dan Strugnell’s late leveller.

With no extra-time to be played, it was straight to a shoot-out, where ruthless Hawks converted all five spot-kicks, with Ryan Young saving the first City penalty from Jamie Barron to give them victory.

Andy Robinson netted the decisive effort as the favourites triumphed 5-3 on penalties, with substitutes James Hayter and George Barker joining Scott Donnelly and Matt Paterson in converting from 12 yards.

Boss Bradbury, who led the Hawks to a first Hampshire Senior Cup triumph in four attempts, said: ‘It feels good to finally win the cup.

‘I felt we bossed the game only to find ourselves a goal down and chasing the game.

‘They made it hard for us and although we had a lot of possession we never really hurt them enough

‘We did that well and made better decisions in the second half and were a lot better higher up the pitch.

‘When we sent James Hayter and Ben Swallow on it turned the game.

‘Once it went to penalties we were great.

‘It is great for our confidence going into our massive league game at St Albans on Saturday.’

The Hawks had an early escape when Robinson got back to clear off the line after Adam Roberts rounded goalkeeper Young.

In response, Nic Ciardini skipped through the City defence before firing wide of the far post.

Donnelly then flashed a 30-yard free-kick narrowly past the post and did the same with another effort from the edge of the area.

But on 29 minutes the Southern League side took a shock lead, following a poor mistake by Theo Lewis in midfield.

Warren Bentley intercepted his crossfield pass and burst into the area.

Young kept his low shot out with his foot but Forbes reacted quickest to slide the loose ball into the net.

Ten minutes into the second period, Shamir Mullings volleyed wide at the far post after being picked out by a terrific Paterson cross.

With 20 minutes remaining, City goalkeeper Brendan Norris did well to keep out a fierce drive from substitute Hayter at the near post, with the veteran striker an instant threat.

The Hawks were piling the pressure on their visibly tiring opponents and it finally paid off seven minutes from time.

A lofted ball dropped to Strugnell inside the area and the defender drove the ball in from eight yards.

The full-time whistle signalled a penalty shootout with Bradbury’s men netting all five of their spot-kicks to claim trophy glory after Young had earlier saved from Barron.

Hawks: Young, Strugnell, Haran, Lewis, Robinson, Hill, Ciardini, Donnelly, Mullings, Paterson, Mitchell. Subs: Molyneaux, Swallow, Hayter, Barker, Cummings

Sep 152015
 

Portsmouth FC Transfers Career Stats


Romuald Boco

(Free Agent)

Pompey have completed the signing of Romuald ‘Rommy’ Boco until the end of the season.

But the 30-year-old utility man – who is a Benin international – has gone straight out on loan to Havant & Waterlooville for a month.

He was most recently at Indian side Bharat, but has been training with the Blues for the past few weeks.

Boco has previously played under Blues boss Paul Cook at Sligo, Accrington and Chesterfield and he made 19 appearances for the latter last term.