Carter hopes to get on trophy trail with Moneys

Dan Woodward
Dan Woodward
Theo Lewis scored for the Hawks in the 38th minute at Wealdstone. Picture: Habibur Rahman

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Dave Carter takes charge of Moneyfields for the first time as they go to Bournemouth Poppies in the Wessex League Cup (3pm).

The new Moneys boss was on the sidelines in midweek to witness the 5-1 home defeat at the hands of league leaders Salisbury.

After a battling first-half performance that saw Moneyfields go into the break level, the home side pressed the self-destruct button.

They had three players sent off as they lost their heads.

It shows there is work to do for the new manager as he looks to get the team moving up the Wessex League premier division table.

‘Moneyfields battled well for 45 minutes but then their lack of discipline let them down,’ said Carter.

‘There is a bit of work to be done.

‘From what I saw the team lacked a bit of height and pace.’

Carter has already made moves to start the process of strengthening the squad, while he will be assessing the players already at the club in the coming weeks.

He added: ‘It will take a month to settle in but I intend to bring a few players in and have already made a few seven-day approaches to other clubs.

‘The good thing is we have a few cup games to look at the players in the coming weeks.

‘As a manager I have only lost one game so far this season, so it would be nice to make a winning start at Bournemouth.

‘This season I am looking for a top-eight finish and also to bring some cup silverware to the club.’

Full-back Dan Woodward made his Moneyfields debut in midweek after following Carter from Horndean.

Derby rivals AFC Portchester and Fareham Town will fight it out to see who goes into the next round at Wicor Rec (3pm).

Fareham boss Steve Stone has seen his team boosted by young loanee trio from the Hawks – Jake Gale, Liam Kimber and Marley Ridge.

‘Lee Bradbury has been great to us, entrusting us with three of his young talents,’ said Stone.

‘Getting league points on the board is our priority but the cup will enable us to go out and play with a bit more freedom.’

Division one side United Services are looking to cause a cup upset at premier division outfit Hamworthy United (3pm).

Gavin Spurway begins his spell as caretaker-manager at Horndean against Andover Town at Five Heads Park in the Wessex League premier division.

The Deans are braced to see more players go after the exit of former boss Carter.