Lee Bradbury has urged Havant & Waterlooville to kick on and extend their lead at the top of National League South.

A victory over Wealdstone at Westleigh Park tonight (7.45pm) would see them open up a four-point gap on their nearest title-chasing rivals, Dartford. The Hawks delivered a 1-0 win over at Oxford City on Saturday, which saw them leapfrog the Tunnellers and move to the summit of the division.

Bradbury’s side also have the advantage of two games in hand on Dartford, as well as one game on third-placed Hampton & Richmond Borough. The south London outfit visit Westleigh Park on Saturday, so it’s set to be a big week for the Hawks’ title ambitions.

First up, though, are Wealdstone – who might be forgiven if they have one eye on a trip to Wembley. They face Brackley Town in the first leg of their FA Trophy semi-final on Saturday.

The Hawks have no distractions, however, and Bradbury wants his troops to capitalise on their games in hand.

“We must look to use our position as a springboard to push on,” the manager said. “Now we are top of the league we are there to be shot at.”

“The job isn’t done, though. There is a lot of football still to be played.

“At the moment, we have games in hand and it is important we make them count.”

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