Moneys wary of Sholing threat... Reds may freshen it up

MONEYFIELDS are relishing their trip to Sholing Sports as they aim to continue their Wessex League premier division clash title charge tomorrow (3pm).

Friday, 3rd March 2017, 6:45 am
Updated Thursday, 23rd March 2017, 4:42 pm
Gary Austin is banned tomorrow

Dave Carter’s side still have a 10-point lead at the top but know fourth-placed Sholing will offer a big threat.

The key will be for Moneys to take command of the match early on.

They know that if they give their rivals any chance to grab the initiative it will make the clash far more difficult.

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‘Sholing are a big powerful side and will fancy their chances of upsetting us,’ said Carter.

‘We will need to go there and make sure we match them.

‘It will be a case of making sure we work hard from start to finish.

‘We have been starting games well recently, scoring some early goals.

‘It would be great if we can do the same at Sholing because the last thing we want to do is offer them any encouragement.

‘We must look to get on the front foot early and maintain the pressure.’

The visitors are without Gary Austin, Nathan Paxton and Alex Shephard who are all suspended.

Carter’s team have been creating a lot of chances in recent games while at the other end the defence has been solid.

The visitors have conceded just seven goals in their last 18 games.

‘I am looking for us to come away with another clean sheet,’ said Carter

‘Though we are still 10 points ahead of everyone we can’t afford any slip-ups.

‘We have had a run of games against teams in the lower reaches of the league.

‘To beat Sholing we need to step it up.’

Fareham Town manager Pete Stiles is looking to see how his players react following their 2-1 defeat at Bemerton Heath Harlequins.

It was a first loss for boss Stiles at Cams Alders.

He could freshen the side for tomorrow’s home clash with Fawley.

‘We looked very tired in the second half and had nothing left in the tank,’ said Stiles.

‘Fortunately we now have good competition for places at the club.

‘This means that I have the option of being able to freshen things up when I need to.

‘I am looking for us to get back to winning ways.’

Relegation battling Gosport Borough travel to Wealdstone in Vanarama National League South.

Borough dropped into the bottom three following their 6-0 home humiliation against Hemel Hempstead.