Gos bid to get Beck on form

United Services prop Tom Cumberstone in unavailable this weekend

United Services prop Tom Cumberstone in unavailable this weekend

Dan Sargent scores for Hampshire against Warwickshire. Picture: Keith Woodland (17064-492)

Hampshire heroes seal return to Twickers

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Gosport & Fareham have a chance to restore some pride as they host fellow London one south strugglers Beckenham at Gosport Park (3pm).

Coach Mark Wells was disappointed with the nature of his side’s 55-15 mauling at Cobham last week and is hoping for a response.

‘We let ourselves down at Cobham,’ said Wells.

‘There was a lack of individual desire to be competitive in the contact areas.

‘Our side is still young and progressing, though.’

Wells is backing Gosport & Fareham to survive this term after last season’s promotion and tomorrow is a game they are targeting to win.

Unbeaten United Services Portsmouth are expecting a severe examination at Millbrook in Hampshire one (3pm).

‘We lost at Millbrook last season so we have a score to settle,’ said coach Simon Burns.

‘There is now more strength in depth in our squad.

‘Millbrook on their own patch are never easy and will present us with a really physical challenge tomorrow.

‘It will be muck and bullets but we are up for it.

‘We want to maintain our winning habit.’

Prop-forward Mark Humberstone is away on a course but Stan Moyse makes a timely reappearance.

Bob Hoskins has a hamstring problem and is replaced by Tom Willoughby.

Petersfield travel to league leaders New Milton & District.

In Hampshire two, Southsea Nomads visit winless Chineham and Fareham Heathens cross the Solent to take on Ventnor.

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