Moneyfields manager Miles Rutherford reckons Wessex premier derbies don’t come any tougher than against Fareham Town at Dover Road tonight (7.45pm).
He insists his side learnt the lessons from their last local scrap against Horndean.
The Copnor club led 3-0 in that game last week before being pegged back to 3-3, leaving Rutherford mystified.
‘I am still trying to work that one out,’ he said.
‘We were very good in the first half and then just took our foot off the pedal.
‘All credit to Horndean for the way they went about it but we won’t be able to afford a repeat against Fareham.
‘They are always a tough team to play against and we won’t be able to relax.’
Moneyfields include new arrival from Romsey Town, Stewart Green, in their squad but Russell Rackley is ruled out by a leg injury.
Fareham are in good derby form after thrashing AFC Portchester 5-2 last week.
The Reds showed they are a dangerous force going forward and will look to put pressure on the home defence.
Manager Matt Parr is pleased with the way his team have progressed and is expecting a close-fought game between two sides who play an attacking brand of football.
‘We showed we have a good appetite for a local derby with a good win at Portchester,’ said Parr.
‘Both us and Moneyfields like to get the ball down and play football the right way.
‘It should be an exciting encounter.’
Fareham also include two newcomers in their squad, with striker Callum Laycock and defender Owen Hoskins drafted in.
Moneyfields: Hook, C Scott, Evans, Brockway, Lee, Sackman, Lacy, Green,
B Scott, Slater, Hunt, Hutchings, Raine, Wain, Gauntlett.
Fareham Town: Douglas, Martin, Lewis, Roden, Jones, Burt, Thompson, Hibberd, Rain, Austin, McKie, Arnau, Howard, Darke, Winzar, Outram, Laycock, Hoskins.
Hayling United have central defender Ryan Gadd back in their squad for Bournemouth Poppies’ visit to Hayling College (7.45pm).
The Humbugs have beaten Bournemouth twice already this season and have their sights on completing the hat-trick.
‘We have shown with wins over the likes of Blackfield and Christchurch that we can beat anyone on our day,’ said Hayling manager Steve Poulton.
‘Being at home we must be looking for all three points.
‘We felt that we were unfortunate to lose 1-0 at Lymington and need to get back to winning ways.’
Hayling United: Clark, McQueen, Dempsey, Gadd, Vince, Tigwell, Kirby, Murphy, Turner, Easton, Kinchen, Turvey, Robinson, Black, Cooper.