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Bridgman: Gosport troops battled well

BARRY BRIDGMAN felt he could take a lot of heart from Gosport & Fareham’s performance despite their 32-19 loss to Gravesend in London one south contest at Gosport Park.

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Curtis Barnes. Picture: Mick Young (151341-8)

Portsmouth beaten by Andover after losing early advantage

PORTSMOUTH threw away a 15-point lead as they slipped to a 23-15 London two south west defeat at Andover.

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Chances slip away as all is not Wells for Havant

WILL KNIGHT felt Havant were not at their best as they tumbled to a 27-13 London one south defeat at Tunbridge Wells.

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Darren Crabbe Picture: Mick Young

Pearce calls for more from Portsmouth

Assistant coach Jim Pearce needs a performance from Portsmouth as they visit Andover still searching for their first London two south west win of the season (3pm).

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Wayne Dugan Picture: Roger Smith

Bridgeman knows there’s room for improvement at Gosport

Barry Bridgeman continues to look for improvements as Gosport & Fareham host Gravesend in London one south at Gosport Park (3pm).

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Loz Blackburn bursts through to score for Havant. Picture: Mick Young (161149-11)

Knight’s delight as Havant put hammer down in derby demolition

Havant produced their most powerful performance yet to crush Gosport & Fareham 77-5 in a one-sided London one south derby at Hooks Lane.

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Ben Dudley. Picture: Habibur Rahman (161263-38)

Disappointed Dudley says there is no need to panic

Portsmouth once again fell just short as they lost their London two south west derby against Winchester at Rugby Camp.

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Dave Reed caps the win with United Services' final try. Picture: Keith Woodland

Davis salutes deserving display of United Services

United Services kick-started their London three south west campaign with a 30-15 win at newly-promoted Bognor on Saturday.

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Havant coach wary of the threat neighbours possess despite their poor start to the season Picture: Mick Young

Knight: Gosport will be no pushovers

In-form Havant are favourites to maintain the bragging rights in their London one south derby against Gosport & Fareham at Hooks Lane tomorrow (3pm).

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Joel Knight helped Havant continue their strong start to the season

Havant too strong for Brighton in game of two halves

IMPRESSIVE Havant showed two facets to their game as they recorded a superb 27-0 win at Brighton in London one south.

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Martin Hoskins on his way to score a try against Millbrook. Picture: Keith Woodland

Portsmouth can’t halt Camberley... Services edged by Millbrook

IT WAS a disappointing start to the season for Portsmouth who lost 26-18 to Camberley at Rugby Camp in London two south west.

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Gosport host Tottonians tomorrow

Gosport look to home comforts to inspire first win

New Gosport & Fareham coach Barry Bridgeman is looking for a much-improved performance from his side as they host Tottonians in their first home London one south game of the season.

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Jonny Stoppard

Havant out to avoid repeat of Brighton ‘horror show’

Havant are relishing the prospect of their south coast derby at Brighton in London one south.

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Rhys Bowen

Dudley keen to build on last season’s foundations

Ben Dudley is optimistic Portsmouth can challenge at the top of London two south west as they open their campaign against Camberley at Rugby Camp (3pm).

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Scott Morris scores Havant's first try. Pictuere: Innes Marlow (161238-4)

Dramatic draw is a positive for Havant

HAVANT opened their London one south campaign with a thrilling 24-24 draw against Sidcup at Hooks Lane.

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Former United Services outside-half Wayne John. Picture: Allan Hutchings (133071-343)

Havant primed to take ‘fantastic opportunity’

Will Knight has high hopes for Havant as they raise the curtain on their London one south campaign against Sidcup at Hooks Lane (3pm).

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Chris Thompson has retired. Picture: Ian Hargreaves (142889-2)

Bridgman relishes Gosport & Fareham challenge

Barry Bridgman takes charge for the first time as Gosport & Fareham start their London one south campaign at Sevenoaks tomorrow (3pm).

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Gosport & Fareham ace Wes Dugan

Hampshire lift County Championship Shield at Twickenham

Brave Hampshire overcame a powerful Staffordshire challenge to win the RFU County Championship Shield at Twickenham.

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Scrum-half Wes Dugan Picture: Roger Smith

Hampshire saving best for last at Twickenham

Senior coach Ian Chandler is convinced Hampshire have saved their best for last as they take on Staffordshire in the County Championship Shield at Twickenham on Sunday (5.15pm).

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Gosport & Fareham player Wes Dugan scored the first try for Hampshire

Hampshire secure dream Twickenham trip

HAMPSHIRE will realise their Twickenham dream after coming from behind three times to beat Warwickshire 23-15 in their RFU Championship Shield semi-final at Webb Ellis Road.

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