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Opposition Focus: Havant & Waterlooville

Founded: 1998

Nickname: The Hawks

Stadium: Westleigh Park

Stadium Capacity: 5,300 (710 Seated)

Manager: Cliff de Gordon

Last Meeting: The Tudors travelled down to Westleigh Park back in December as we suffered a 2-0 defeat to the Hawks. Goals from Harry Jewitt-White and Sion Spence saw us travel back to Hertfordshire empty handed.

The Tudors prepare to face the Hawks at the Focus Community Arena tomorrow after at 3:00pm, and you can read about our visitors here:

Havant FC were founded in 1883, playing their football in the Portsmouth Football League. After some time in 1950, Havant FC merged with Leigh Park United, winning the Portsmouth Football League the first season after merging. Later moving to their current home, Westleigh Park in 1982 and then decided to rebrand to Havant Town FC.

Waterlooville FC, established in 1905, were a club similar to Havant, finding their way in the lower divisions of local football in the Portsmouth and Hampshire leagues. Both Havant Town FC and Waterlooville FC were struggling as clubs in the late 90's due to relegations and costs that were considerably rising. The clubs joined forces after Waterlooville's home ground Jubilee Park was sold, creating today's Havant and Waterlooville FC.

The club appointed Lee Bradbury as manager in 2012, who oversaw a run to the Semi-Final of the FA Trophy in his first full season and notably gaining promotion to the National League in 2018. The manager left the Hawks at the end of the 18/19 season, with the club staying in the National League South following Bradbury's departure.

This season has seen the club struggle as they currently sit 10 points off safety, having gained 25 points after playing 35 games. The Hawks will now travel to Hertfordshire aiming to gain some form in hope to find a way out of the relegation zone.


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