In-form Moneys eye league scalp

Luke Middleton is back for Moneyfields this weekend
Luke Middleton is back for Moneyfields this weekend
Brett Poate. Picture: Neil Marshall

Moneys hope big crowd can inspire flying Southern League start

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Moneyfields are relishing the opportunity to claim a scalp as Wessex premier division leaders Winchester City visit Dover Road.

The in-form Copnor club are unbeaten in their past 13 league games and fancy their chances of an upset.

‘This is a tough test and will give me a chance to judge how far we have come in the past few months,’ said Moneyfields manager Miles Rutherford.

‘After being poor last weekend, we picked our game up in midweek to earn a good draw at Bournemouth Poppies.

‘Winchester have a couple of dangerous strikers and we will need to keep them quiet – but we will be looking for the three points.’

With Dave Hook still out with ankle ligament problems, Scott Cameron continues in the goalkeeping role and Luke Middleton returns from suspension.

Michael Birmingham is ruled out by injury and Danny Boyle is away.

Moneyfields: Cameron, Evans, Wain, Horrell, Lee, Rackley, Gauntlett, Lacey, Bailey, Hutchings, Slater, Middleton, Asajile. N’Doye.

n Horndean are forced to ring the changes as they travel to Totton & Eling in search of points to pull away from the relegation zone.

Tom Chapman and Dan Hayes return after a stag do, while Alex Milroy and Alex Shepherd reappear from injuries.

Manager Dave Carter, however, is without suspended duo Gavin Spurway and Nathan Paxton and there are injury doubts over Dan Smith, Gary Luff and Dan Martin.

Striker Chemal Fenelon got off the mark last week and Carter is hoping that will spur the giant striker on to greater things.

‘I am looking for Chemal to get us a few goals,’ said Carter.

‘We need to get points on the board because we have some tough games against top sides coming up.’

Horndean: Howard, Perkins, Shepherd, Chapman, Luff, Milroy, Hayes, Fennemore, McKie, Martin, Fenelon, Spicer, Austin, Bell, Warren, Sharp.

n Fareham Town host top-six visitors Romsey Town at Cams Alders.

Reds manager Matt Parr is looking for his side to continue their good progress.

‘We have lost only twice since the turn of the year and we have turned things around,’ said Parr.

‘These are the games we must be looking to win and I can use them to help me decide who to keep for next season.’

Wayne Boud and Dave Birmingham are both suspended.

Fareham Town: Douglas, Smith, Jones, Doswell, Cuthbert, Stevens, Thompson, Burt, Tattersall, Tambling, Lindsey, Berry, Keswick, Vickers, Redman.