Moneys strike force heap further misery on Creeksiders

Moneyfields striker Steve Hutchings. Picture: Paul Jacobs (132915-10)
Moneyfields striker Steve Hutchings. Picture: Paul Jacobs (132915-10)
Wes Fogden is brought down against Hemel Hempstead. Picture: Keith Woodland

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Matt Parr bemoaned Fareham Town’s lack of confidence in front of goal as they slipped to a 3-0 defeat at Moneyfields in the Wessex League premier division.

Stuart Green netted a double and Steve Hutchings got the other as the hosts eased to a Dover Road win.

Moneys boss Miles Rutherford was delighted with his side’s display but Parr was left frustrated by Fareham’s finishing.

The Reds manager said: ‘We could have played for 10 years and not scored.

‘We more than matched them in midfield but we are lacking a bit of confidence and energy up front.

‘Their front three of Hutchings, (Warren) Hunt and Green were outstanding.

‘They had four or five chances all game and took three of them.

‘Once again they were the difference.

‘We need to pick ourselves up and find a win quickly.’

The visitors had the better of the first half without taking the chances that came their way.

Graham Lindsey, John Wilson and Wayne Boud were all denied by good saves from Cameron Scott, while Nick Tayler just failed to reach a Boud free-kick.

At the other end, Green beat Fareham keeper Luke Douglas to the ball and poked home from 15 yards to give Moneys a half-time lead.

After the restart it was a different story.

The home side started to play with the confidence that has seen them net 18 league in their last four games.

Josh Cripps’ own goal was ruled out before Hutchings took advantage of time and space in the box to increase the lead.

Dan Gauntlett then clipped the bar before Scott produced a fine save to prevent Ashley Tattersall pulling one back.

Green then put the game beyond the Reds with a third.

And to compound a frustrating afternoon for the Creeksiders, Gary Austin was sent off in the closing stages for a second yellow card.

Rutherford said: ‘That was the most complete team performance for a long time.

‘There wasn’t a bad performance out there.

‘It was a very good team effort.’