Portchester target response… Baffins focused… Fareham have belief against Sholing 

AFC Portchester's Mike Turvey. Picture: Vernon Nash (180684-008)
AFC Portchester's Mike Turvey. Picture: Vernon Nash (180684-008)
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Mick Catlin is backing AFC Portchester to get back to winning ways against Tadley Calleva in the Wessex League premier division on Saturday (3pm).

Catlin was disappointed to see the Royals lose 2-1 at Bashley despite putting in a good performance.

Having played more games than the other teams around them at the top the home side can't afford to drop more points.

Adam Cripps is ruled out with concussion but the home side are hoping to have striker George Tuson-Furth back from injury.

The Royals boss said: ‘It is important that we get back to winning ways particularly at home.

‘We need to make the most of our home games.

‘It would be good to string three or four wins together to keep the pressure on the sides around us.

‘To do that we need to be far more ruthless in front of goal.

‘George looked lively for us up front in the opening 10 minutes in the New Forest.

‘He looks like forming a good partnership with Mike Turvey up front.’

Fareham Town face the toughest task of the day at unbeaten league leaders Sholing (3pm).

Reds manager Pete Stiles is hoping his side can continue their good recent performances against their hosts.

He said: ‘We played them three times last season without losing.

‘Our aim is to go there be competitive and try to be a thorn in their side again.

‘They are a good side, though, and are not where they are without reason.’

Stiles is boosted by the return of experienced forwards Gary Austin and Scott Hamilton.

FA Vase heroes Baffins Milton Rovers turn their attention back to league matters against Hamworthy United at the PMC Stadium on Saturday (3pm).

Both teams have reached the last 32 of the national competition.

Manager Steve Leigh will make sure his players remain focused on the league.

Michael Birmingham is expecting a tough game as Horndean cross the Solent to take on Cowes Sports.

The Deans boss said: ‘It is never easy to get a result at Cowes.

‘They can play football and mix it up a bit to upset you.’

Apart from Louie Edwards who has a hamstring problem the visitors have a full squad to choose from.