Portchester determined to net derby joy

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AFC Portchester are looking to avoid more derby misery as they make the short trip to take on Wessex League premier division rivals Moneyfields at Dover Road (3pm).

Glenn Bridgman’s side suffered a 5-2 defeat at the hands of Hayling United last weekend.

The manager is keen to avoid a repeat but knows his team will have to show a big improvement.

‘We were rubbish last week and some of our big players didn’t perform,’ said Bridgman.

‘If we do the same against Moneyfields we will get smashed again.

‘We have changed our tactics a bit and know we can’t give their dangerous strikers any chances.’

MONEYFIELDS: C Scott, Brockway, Evans, Gauntlett, Hunt, Hutchings, Lee, Rackley, Sackman, B Scott, Slater, Page, Raine, S Wain

AFC PORTCHESTER: Plomer, Pitman, Clark, Audin, Pottage, Hardy, Moody, Stone, Knight, Howe, Boam, Horstead, Bell, Woods, Ripner, Way

n Assistant manager Shaun Coles is predicting a tight affair as Fareham Town entertain title-chasing Downton at Cams Alders.

The Reds are gunning for a league double over the Wiltshire side.

‘We beat them at their place but there wasn’t a lot between the two teams,’ said Coles.

‘We have underperformed in the last week, though, and need to pick our game up.’

Central defender Sam Doswell is ruled out with ankle ligament problems.

FAREHAM TOWN: Douglas, Martin, Roden, Jones, Smith, Thompson, Hibberd, Burt, Lindsey, Rowe, McKie, Winzar, Austin, Cripps, Redman

n Hayling United boss Steve Poulton reckons five more wins will see his team safe from relegation ahead of their trip to Verwood Town.

‘The lads are buzzing after their convincing win at Portchester but we know it will be different in the New Forest,’ he said.

‘Verwood is never an easy place to go and we have to be prepared to battle.’

HAYLING UNITED: Clark, McQueen, Gadd, Dempsey, Vince, Tigwell, Kirby, Murphy, Turner, Easton, Turvey, Brown, Kinchen, Cooper, Robinson, Rosario

n Horndean are aiming to post back-to-back league wins for the first time this season at Romsey Town (3pm).

‘We worked hard for our win in midweek (Fawley) and I want more of the same,’ said boss Dave Carter.

‘Romsey have shipped 12 goals in their last two games and we have to exploit that.’

HORNDEAN: Stanbridge, Ayres, Chapman, Cansfield, J Warren, Castles, Spurway, Woodward, Paxton, Hayes, Fenelon, Chatfield, O’Neill, Andrews, O Warren, Harding

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