Fareham hope to benefit from Totton’s Cup exploits

Rob Pitman should be back for Fareham tonight Picture: Mick Young
Rob Pitman should be back for Fareham tonight Picture: Mick Young
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Fareham Town host FA Cup heroes AFC Totton in the Hampshire Senior Cup at Cams Alders (7.45pm).

AFC Totton’s 6-1 defeat against League Two side Bristol Rovers was televised live on television at the weekend.

But despite that defeat, the club have made rapid progress in recent years and are currently pushing for promotion into Blue Square Bet South.

Fareham are looking to the Hampshire Senior Cup to turn their season around after losing their past five games.

‘Hopefully it will be a case of “after the Lord Mayor’s show” for Totton and we can capitalise on it,’ said Reds manager Matt Parr.

‘Although we lost to a last-minute goal against Downton at the weekend, there were lots of positives to be taken out of the game.’

Fareham have Rob Pitman back after a knee injury for tonight’s match.

Fareham Town: Douglas, Camp, Jones, Doswell, Wall, Cuthbert, Stock, Vickers, Pitman, Boud, Dark S, Dark M, Cammack, Kirby.

n Moneyfields’ Wessex League Cup ambitions will be put to the test as they face a tricky tie at Alton Town (7.45pm).

Manager Miles Rutherford would love to see his side repeat their cup final appearance of three years ago, but knows Alton will provide a tough obstacle.

Moneyfields lost 5-2 at league leaders Winchester on Saturday and Rutherford insists his men must stamp out sloppy efforts which are costing them matches.

‘We lost to Alton 2-1 up there earlier in the season so we know it won’t be easy,’ he said. ‘At the weekend we missed a good opportunity to get something from league leaders Winchester City, despite losing 5-2 in the end.

‘We gifted them all of their goals and won’t be able to afford to repeat that tonight.’

Moneyfields: Hook, Evans, Wain, Horrell, Middleton, Hore, Gauntlett, Boyle, Savage, Bailey, Slater, Hutchings, Rackley, Adedji.

n Wessex division one side AFC Portchester have been forced to make four changes for their tie against Ringwood at Wicor Mill (7.45pm).

n Bognor aim to continue their fine form when they host Faversham at Nyewood Lane in Ryman one south.

With leaders Dulwich Hamlet not playing tonight, Bognor will go top if they can notch their fifth straight win.

Central defender Ben Andrews is a doubt after coming off injured in Saturday’s defeat of Maidstone. Chris Breach could replace him.