Portchester aim to unleash new forward

Nathan Lynch. Picture: Stephen Hayward

Nathan Lynch. Picture: Stephen Hayward

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AFC Portchester are hoping to unveil new signing Nathan Lynch in their Wessex League premier division clash against Totton & Eling at Wicor Mill tomorrow (3pm).

The powerful forward, who had stints at Gosport Borough, Bognor and Winchester City, has arrived from Blackfield & Langley to help the Royals push towards the top six.

Lynch played under Louis Bell at Gang Warily and can play wide midfield or up front.

The first-team coach: ‘He is a big, strong boy who will boost our options.

‘The lad is only 24 years old and possesses a good temperament.

‘I am sure he will fit in well with the rest of our squad.

‘We have had a good first half to the season and now we must make sure we carry it on.

‘The last thing we want to do is waste what we have achieved so far. It is only our second season in this league and we are still learning.

‘That was shown against Winchester when we had a lot of possession but were punished for losing concentration.’

Moneyfields, who saw their Boxing Day derby at Horndean postponed, host Folland Sports at Dover Road (3pm).

Miles Rutherford said: ‘It is always a tough game against Folland Sports but we are starting to get a few players back. Folland are a bit up and down but typical of many teams in our league.

‘On their day they can beat anyone, apart maybe from Sholing.

‘The pitch still has water on it but it is slowly draining.

‘If we don’t have any more rain there is a good chance the game can go ahead.’

Fareham Town manager Matt Parr is demanding better form on the road as his side visit Christchurch (3pm).

‘We have been disappointing away from home so far this season,’ said Parr.

‘Last time out we managed a 0-0 draw at Hamworthy and must look to build on that.

‘We picked up before the weather intervened and we want to keep it up.’

The Reds, who had to postpone their match with AFC Portchester on Boxing Day, are without captain Matt Jones and Mark Wheeler who are both away.

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