By Luke Henry
THE Hawks’ playoff hopes are out of their hands after their 3-0 defeat to top of the table Bognor Regis away from home on saturday afternoon. They have fallen five points off the play offs with only two games remaining, but will now have to rely on other teams to drop points as winning their remaining two matches may not be enough.
The Hawks will have the chance to cut the gap to two points on the playoffs, when they take on Enfield Town at home, who currently occupy the final spot on goal difference in front of Wingate and Finchley, both locked on 72 points. The visitors arrive on the back of a 3-1 home victory against Folkestone Invicta, and they will be looking to gain three points at the Harlow Arena and strengthen their grip on the play offs. The visitors recent form coming into the game is pretty ominous for the home side, winning six on the bounce including victories against Bognor Regis Town and Billericay Town respectively, whereas the home side’s form hasn’t been as consistent picking up nine points out of a possible 18 on offer. As well as the chance to cut the gap down to the two points,
Harlow will also have another bit of motivation and will be using this match as an opportunity for revenge for their 3-0 boxing day defeat earlier in the season. They will be looking to Alex Read to be clinical come Monday afternoon and hopefully add to his 18 goals this season, whereas Billeracy’s Billy Crook will be looking to add to his 16 for the campaign.
Harlow will be without Junior Dadson and Bamba Ngamb as they both picked up red cards in the defeat last time out, and for the visitors will probably stay unchanged due to their strong run.
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