Havant bid to continue revival

Havant director of rugby Will Knight. Picture: Mick Young

Havant director of rugby Will Knight. Picture: Mick Young

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Will Knight takes his fast-improving Havant squad to Gravesend in National three London & south east tomorrow.

And they are in positive mood after three good performances.

The hard work in the first half of the season is starting to pay off, with the Hooks Lane side becoming far more competitive.

They picked up a first win of the campaign when they beat Bracknell last month before suffering an unlucky start to the new year with defeat at London Irish Amateur.

Then last week they were held to a 20-20 draw by Westcliff.

‘We have got to be confident of going to Gravesend and getting something from the game,’ said Knight.

‘An upset is not beyond us because our recent performances have shown us a hard side to beat.

‘If we continue to make progress and maintain our standards then this game won’t worry us as much as it might have done earlier in the season.

‘Our results are starting to improve and we have taken points from each of our last three games.

‘Things are looking a lot more positive.

‘We were all disappointed not to win last week and want to make sure if the opportunity comes along this weekend we take it.’

Prop forward Sam Cutting is unavailable so Hampshire under-20 captain Rob Elsmore comes into the side.

Havant: Read, Duke, Bamford, Gains, Robinson, Knight, Morris, Marks, Austin, Elsmore, Parkin, Roberts, Horn, Burgess-Kelly, Howard, Blackburn L, Osborne

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