Bad day at the office for Havant

15/9/2012 (SPORT) ''Action from the match between Havant v Chichester Rugby Club on Saturday at Havant's ground in Hooks Lane.''Pictured is: (middle) Havant's Dom Bellman during the match.''Picture: Sarah Standing (123038-2744)
15/9/2012 (SPORT) ''Action from the match between Havant v Chichester Rugby Club on Saturday at Havant's ground in Hooks Lane.''Pictured is: (middle) Havant's Dom Bellman during the match.''Picture: Sarah Standing (123038-2744)
Dave Wheaton and the Fareham Heathens. Picture: Neil Marshall (171152-317)

Double trouble for heroic Heathens

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Havant slipped to a 48-11 defeat at the hands of Chichester at Hooks Lane.

It was a first defeat of the season for Will Knight’s men in London one south.

‘It was a bad day at the office because we just didn’t play,’ said Havant coach Knight.

‘Our forwards didn’t provide any sort of platform for us to shape our game.

‘Fair play to Chichester though, because they were well-drilled and will be up there chasing promotion.’

Gosport & Fareham’s miserable start continued with a thumping 53-0 defeat at Basingstoke.

‘Our preparation wasn’t great because of injuries and unavailability,’ said coach Mark Wells.

‘We had to play most of the second half with 14 men because we had used our replacements.

‘Basingstoke were man-for-man fitter, quicker and more physical.

‘We find ourselves bottom of the league which is a bad place to be.’

In Hampshire one, United Services edged to a thrilling 36-34 win at Farnborough.

Petersfield lost 25-21 at the hands of Millbrook at Penns Place.

Southsea Nomads began life back in Hampshire two with a 33-23 win over Fawley.

Fareham Heathens hammered Stoneham 51-0 at Cams Alders.