Pressure builds on Parr as Fareham crash

Sam Knight. Picture: Ian Hargreaves (132545-3)
Sam Knight. Picture: Ian Hargreaves (132545-3)
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Matt Parr is under pressure after Fareham Town slumped to a 4-1 Wessex League premier division defeat at Bournemouth Poppies.

The Reds are one point above the drop zone with just one league win so far this season.

‘I have no intention of quitting but I am waiting for a phone call that could come any time,’ said the Cams Alders boss.

‘It is a results game but I know I can turn things around if I get the chance.

‘I still have every confidence in my ability as a manager and will keep going until I am told otherwise.’

A dismal first-half left the visitors trailing 3-0.

They regained some pride after the break, with substitute Sam Knight grabbing a late consolation.

Moneyfields moved within a point of top spot with a 2-0 win at Alresford Town.

‘It was a pleasing performance in difficult conditions,’ said manager Miles Rutherford.

‘The pitch was wet and heavy but we showed good battling qualities.

‘It is games like this we would have lost in the past.’

Steve Hutchings gave the visitors a 20th-minute lead with a good 25-yard finish past the advancing home goalkeeper.

The Alresford keeper was sent off in the second half for taking out Alfie Rutherford outside the box.

Moneys’ new signing Lewis Fennemore sealed the win with a late goal.

Petersfield Town cruised to a 4-1 win over basement-boys Totton & Eling at Love Lane.

Warren Hunt grabbed a hat-trick with Alex Lowley also on target

A dominant second-half performance saw AFC Portchester storm to a 3-0 win at Hamworthy United.

The introduction of substitute Joe Noakes and a switch to 4-4-2 early in the second half proved the turning point.

The goals came from Joe Bye, Jamie Musselwhite and Andy Rinomhota.

Horndean boss Dave Carter was left fuming after the visit of Blackfield & Langley was called off due to a waterlogged pitch.

‘The game was called off at 10.30am and I think it was too early,’ he said.

‘At 3pm the pitch was perfectly playable.’