Deans boss targets double delight

4/8/2012 (GM) PETERSFIELD POST 128010-FOOTBALL_HORNDEAN''Action from the match between Horndean FC v Christchurch FC on Saturday at Five Heads Park in Horndean.''Pictured is: (middle) Horndean's Tommy Woodward during the match.''Picture: Sarah Standing (128010-4585)
4/8/2012 (GM) PETERSFIELD POST 128010-FOOTBALL_HORNDEAN''Action from the match between Horndean FC v Christchurch FC on Saturday at Five Heads Park in Horndean.''Pictured is: (middle) Horndean's Tommy Woodward during the match.''Picture: Sarah Standing (128010-4585)
Horndean are aiming to make Cup progress at the second attempt

Deans must take second chance in Cup... Royals will be strong

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Dave Carter begins a hectic Easter period looking to secure a Wessex League premier division double over Bemerton Heath Harlequins at Five Heads Park (7.45pm).

The Horndean boss is preparing for four home games in a week – including two demanding derbies.

GE Hamble visit on Thursday before AFC Portchester (Saturday) and Moneyfields (Easter Monday) in a programme that will test the Deans’ resources.

And Carter admits he will have to get his team selection spot on.

‘We have a long week ahead starting with a tough game against Bemerton,’ he said.

‘They will be keen to avenge the defeat we inflicted on them at their place.

‘It was a result that shocked a few people, particularly as we went up there with a scratch side.

‘Our desire and determination got us the win and we will have to show the same qualities again.

‘They are fifth in the league and a strong outfit.’

Carter intends to mix and match his teams over the next week.

A few players will be capable of playing in all four games but the manager intends to choose carefully for the others.

‘It will be horses for courses,’ he said.

‘We are in good form at the moment and full of confidence after our terrific 4-0 win at Hamworthy.

‘It was their biggest defeat of the season and we could have scored more.’

Carter has midfielder Tommy Woodward back and Nathan Paxton is expected to be fit.

Meanwhile, Fareham Town aim to return to winning ways with a trip to bottom club Romsey Town (7.45pm).

The Reds have lost their last two games – both at home – leaving manager Matt Parr disappointed.

Danny Thompson’s departure to neighbours AFC Portchester has been a big blow because he has been one of the Reds’ most consistent performers.

Parr intends to ring the changes in a bid to freshen things up.

‘I will be giving some of the fringe players a chance between now and the end of the season,’ he said.

‘It will give me a chance to see if they can perform consistently at this level.’