Parr: Reds must be on top form to complete hat-trick

Fareham celebrate against Bemerton
Fareham celebrate against Bemerton
Baffins Milton Rovers found it tough against Portland. Picture: Ian Hargreaves

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Fareham Town are aiming to complete a hat-trick of wins over Bemerton Heath Harlequins in tonight’s Wessex League Cup clash at Cams Alders (7.45pm).

The Reds have already beaten the Wiltshire side twice this season, in the league and FA Cup.

Manager Matt Parr is expecting another tough examination, though.

He feels Bemerton will be eyeing revenge.

‘We know that we cannot afford to be anything but at our best to beat Bemerton,’ said Parr.

‘In both our earlier wins we were excellent and will need to remain at that standard.

‘Bemerton are a good, well-established Wessex side who usually finish in the top positions.

‘They have some good players but we fancy ourselves against anybody on our home pitch.

‘Apart from the blip at Sholing recently, we have been playing well and we are keen to keep our season ticking over, in both the league and cup.

‘A few years ago we got to the quarter-finals and we would love to win it.’

Parr will hand a debut to wide midfielder Blu Boam, who has joined from Bemerton.

Boam played for AFC Portchester last season before moving to the Harlequins during the summer.

Parr believes he can have a key part to play.

‘Blu is a big strong player, capable of taking opponents on,’ said Parr.

‘He will provide us with another attacking outlet.

‘Along with other newcomer James Thomson he can give us a bit more in the final third.’

Thomson is cup-tied so must wait for his debut.