Havant aim to upset leaders again

122732-04_MY_Hav_hockey Havant v Bath Buccaneers. Charlie Stubbings and No 20 (Sam Hatherley - confirm ID). Pic Mick Young 29/09/2012
122732-04_MY_Hav_hockey Havant v Bath Buccaneers. Charlie Stubbings and No 20 (Sam Hatherley - confirm ID). Pic Mick Young 29/09/2012
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HAVANT LADIES are looking to upset leaders Hampstead & Westminster at the Paddington Recreation ground tomorrow (midday).

There will be plenty on the line in the clash after the teams drew earlier in the season.

It was the only match Hampstead failed to win in the first half of the South Clubs’ Women’s League division one season.

Talented youngster Lauren Wake has come into the Havant squad to replace keeper Mel Insall.

Starlets Sophie Bray and Katie Paxman have also been called up.

Havant are currently second from bottom, four points clear of Guildford, but have their sights set on Reading who are just three points ahead of them.

It’s all change for Havant men ahead of the resumption of National League Conference West campaign.

They host league-leaders Guildford at Havant College tomorrow (2pm).

Inderpal Laly has joined the club.

He has National League experience having previously featured for premier division Hampstead & Westminster.

Maciej Janiszewski is another new arrival.

With 40 caps for Poland, he has proven quality and will be making his National League bow.

James Lester is set to rejoin the squad after six months away, while veteran Andy Richards is back in the ranks.

Unfortunately, Havant have also lost some key players.

Charlie Stubbings has withdrawn from the squad to concentrate on his studies, while Gerald Cox has undergone surgery and is out for the season.

Meanwhile, Jamie Askham decided to bring forward his switch to Holcombe.

He had been intending to make the move next season when he returned home from the University of Portsmouth.

Havant will be keen to perform better than on the opening day of the season when Guildford won 5-2.

Fareham go to Whitchurch tomorrow (1pm).

It is a crucial match with Fareham sitting seventh – three points ahead of their rivals in the table.

On Sunday, Havant men’s first XI will aim to secure bragging rights against Southampton in a Hampshire Cup tie at Wide Lane.