Parr: Reds can bridge gap and finish top three

20/10/12  ''Fareham Town in action against Horndean in blue at Cams Alders. Pictured is Fareham Town manager Matt Parr.''Picture: Paul Jacobs  (123433-5)

20/10/12 ''Fareham Town in action against Horndean in blue at Cams Alders. Pictured is Fareham Town manager Matt Parr.''Picture: Paul Jacobs (123433-5)

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Fareham Town boss Matt Parr believes his team are on course to deliver a top-three finish in the Wessex League premier division.

The Reds go to New Milton Town tomorrow (3pm).

They fought out a 1-1 draw against league-leaders Christchurch in midweek.

‘The margins between being a top-six side and a top-three side are narrow,’ said Parr.

‘We can bridge the gap but we have to start taking our chances and gamble more in the final third.’

Hayling United will be aiming to make it uncomfortable for league-leaders Christchurch at Hayling College (3pm).

Assistant-manager Mark Tigwell believes the title chasers will not enjoy the trip and hopes Hayling can use their underdog tag to their advantage.

He said: ‘Christchurch won’t relish coming to us because they are used to playing on their lovely surface at Hurn Bridge.

‘We have the advantage of going into it with everyone expecting us to lose.

‘We can go out there with no fear and aim to be competitive.’

Horndean boss Dave Carter wants to halt the slide as his team entertain Hamworthy United at Five Heads Park.

His team have been struggling for league results in recent weeks.

‘We have slipped down the league and need points,’ said Carter.

Moneyfields host Fawley at Dover Road (3pm).

They will look to put to bed the midweek disappointment of blowing a two-goal lead to draw with Bemerton Heath Harlequins.

Victory would have taken Moneys level with leaders Christchurch but they were unable to close the victory out.

The outcome left manager Miles Rutherford extremely unhappy with his players.

He said: ‘We had the game won but stopped competing.

‘The players had only themselves to blame.

‘Once Bemerton got back level they looked the team that would go on and win it.

‘It wasn’t good enough from us.’

AFC Portchester go to Blackfield & Langley and will be aiming for a result to boost their chances of getting into the top 10.

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