Havant down to bare bones for final fixture of the year

Ollie Nail   Picture: Mick Young

Ollie Nail Picture: Mick Young

Havant under-16s in the national finals (fourth place). 2017

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Havant will be down to the bare bones going into their final match of the year.

Ady Adams’ side travel to London Wayfarers for a midday push back at Raynes Park High School.

After last weekend’s draw against Oxford Hawks, Havant are level at the top of South League premier division one with identical points and goal difference with Old Georgians.

Their rivals are away and play third-placed Old Cranleighans tomorrow, which may produce another twist.

However, Havant are in the midst of an injury crisis.

Ollie Nail has a grade two hamstring tear, which happened in the warm-up last Saturday, and he will be out for six weeks and Sam Mallinson, who is a cover defender in the squad, has broken his collar bone.

Sandeep Singh’s back is still troubling him and he is certainly not flicking as well as he was earlier in the season, Tomek Bruml fractured his thumb last Saturday, and Craig Duffy pulled his hamstring against Spencer which will result in limited pitch time.

In addition, Chris Smith is not fully fit after also being injured against Spencer.

Adams will be hoping Adrian Wilkinson and Indy Laly can play tomorrow to help boost the squad.

Opponents London Wayfarers went down 6-2 last weekend against Old Georgians and are 10th in South League premier division one with two wins, two draws and six loses.

Havant chairman Chris Pickett said: ‘We really just need to win this tomorrow and then give the squad a rest before we resume in January.

‘A win and hopefully with more goals than Old Georgians score if they win, will take us to the top of the table at the half way mark and we will have all to play for.’

Fareham Ladies host Basingstoke in their final match in South Clubs’ Women’s League division three B.

The match at Henry Cort starts late tomorrow morning at 11.45am.

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