Havant take on newboys... Fareham looking for first win

Havant's Sandeep Singh Picture: Mick Young
Havant's Sandeep Singh Picture: Mick Young
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Tim Davenport will make his home return for Havant tomorrow when they host newly-promoted Banbury.

Davenport has already played one match this season and makes a welcome return to the attacking line-up.

Havant host the Oxfordshire side in their South League premier division one encounter at Havant College at 1.30pm.

Ady Adams’ side sit second in the table on maximum points behind leaders Old Georgians on goal difference.

Sandeep Singh has scored eight goals from penalty corners and is currently the top goalscorer in the league.

Banbury were promoted last season and have yet to pick up a point from their two games.

Havant currently have a strong squad, which is creating strong competition and selection difficulties for the coaches.

Meanwhile, Havant Ladies travel to Woking in South Clubs’ Women’s League division one (1pm).

Mark Robinson’s side have had a tough start to their league campaign, and after four games they remain pointless and at the bottom of the table.

However, they have played two sides who are in the top three league positions and two sides who are in mid-table.

It is a new and promising side but it will take a while for them to settle into an understanding together and a cohesive unit.

Woking currently lie in seventh position in the table with one win, one draw and two losses.

Fareham men will be looking for their first victory of the new campaign when they travel to the University of Birmingham on Sunday (12.30pm).

The Henry Cort side were very close to getting their first win last weekend but were held to a 1-1 draw by Cheltenham.

They are currently bottom of the table with two points from five games.

Jon Grice is unavailable, Jon Price is still injured but Ed Carson is available.

Fareham Ladies are also on the road this weekend as they travel to Horsham IIs in South Clubs’ Women’s League division three B (midday).

Fareham go into the game on the back of their thrilling draw with Trojans 2s, where they came from 3-0 down to draw 3-3 in the final minute.

– SHAKILA BARABHUIYA