Knight wants more of the same from Havant troops at Dover

Havant's Loz Warren-West. Picture: Allan Hutchings (142734)
Havant's Loz Warren-West. Picture: Allan Hutchings (142734)
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Havant make the trek to Dover tomorrow looking to maintain their winning ways and consolidate their top-six position in London one south.

Coach Will Knight wants to see his side carry on where they left off in their 38-22 demolition of county rivals Basingstoke.

The impressive performance was a big boost for everyone at Hooks Lane.

Knight said: ‘Our Basingstoke performance was fantastic.

‘We worked hard and were very competitive.

‘We feel we are heading in the right direction but it is important we continue to deliver.

‘Dover are always a very physical side and will be a tough nut to crack.

‘I can’t remember in all my time at the club us winning at their place.

‘It was a nightmare a couple of seasons ago when our coach suffered a puncture at Guildford and we didn’t arrive until late.

‘Hopefully we can avoid those traumas this time around.’

Havant are forced to make changes because of injuries and unavailability.

In the forwards, Justin Powell, Harrison Young and Loz Warren-West are drafted in for Luke Marks, Joe Davis and Steve Cruddas.

The visitors also have a changed half-back partnership in Grant Morris and Pete Living.

Morris replaces Jake Reynolds and Living comes in for the injured Dave Sweeney.

Harry O’Brien gets the nod at full-back and George Sutton makes his debut on the wing.

‘If we can replicate some of the form from last week then Dover won’t live with us,’ said Knight.

In Hampshire one, Petersfield are aiming to bounce back after their mauling at the hands of United Services.

Title-chasing Millbrook are the visitors to Penns Place.

‘We need to produce a much more coherent performance,’ said Petersfield coach Andy Patience.

‘Against Services we failed to play total rugby and were too disjointed.

‘We must display greater energy and hopefully learn the lessons from our heaviest defeat of the season.’

Fareham Heathens take on lowly Alton at Cams Alders (2.30pm).